“Anonymous” hackers unmasked, but real impact of FBI sweep unclear

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The arrest 20 July of 21 hackers, some of whom are part of the loose networks Anonymous and LulzSec, is part of a wider net to catch computer hackers that included 60 searches, according to the United States Justice Department, but reactions, mainly in the US and Europe, have been tempered by […]

PlayStation, Sony entertainment data theft now said to be greater

Sony in Japan announced Monday 2 May that the amount of data stolen when hackers broke into Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) network as well as PlayStation Network and Qriocity streaming music service is greater than the company first thought. Credit card information and other financial data is part of the theft. Sony announced last week […]

Sarkozy can spell, his hackers can’t

But hats off to you anglophones who can spot the spelling errors! French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s Facebook page was hacked Sunday night, 23 January, but the main interest it has generated appears to be over the spelling mistakes the hackers made. They left a message saying sorry, folks, I won’t be running in the next […]

Swiss Postfinance site down: traffic bombardment by pro-WikiLeaks fans (update 2)

Update 13:00  Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The web site of Switzerland’s Postfinance, the banking arm of Swiss Post, has been mostly down since Monday evening due to a hackers’ game of cops and robbers. Postfinance confirmed to GenevaLunch that is has been the target of Operation Payback as a result of closing an account opened […]

Foreign Affairs department target of hackers

Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs says it was the target of a professional attack by hackers late last week. It sealed off its site to the internet as a precaution, it said 26 October. IT engineers detected a virus within the system that was very difficult to detect. They […]