As part of an anti-surveillance campaign, that was scheduled for the end of August 2014 and targets the National Security Agency (NSA) and Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the Anonymous hacking collective and LulzBoat have targeted and disrupted various British intelligence agencies.
The California based consulting company PCS Consultants, which “specializes in human capital development,” was reportedly targeted by the hacking group “AnonSec”. A GhostBin.com release that was promoted by the “3r3b0s_Hacks,” a Twitter account used by a member of the hacking group, provided a dump of alleged databases from the website pcs-consultants.com.
Members of the hacking group “AnonSec” claimed to have targeted the Singapore branch of McDonald’s and released account information stolen from the server.
The Muslim hacking group “Izzah Hackers” released contact details of over 52,000 Israeli government employees as part of “Operation Save Gaza.”
Technology news website CNET has been reportedly attacked by the Russian hacking group “w0rm,” who offered to sell its database consisting of usernames and passwords in exchange of one bitcoin.
The Muslim hacking group “Tunisian Hackers Team” announced the beginning of a new campaign targeting American financial institutions as an attempt to disrupt “the most possible number of U.S. Banks” in a seven days attack dubbed “TheWeekOfHorror.”
The Italian division of the Anonymous hacking collective announced that the Italian Construction Company “CoGeFa” (Società Costruzioni Generali Fantini) had been attacked and its database leaked as part of “Operation Green Rights.”
The Anonymous hacking collective published a video denouncing the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2014, calling upon the government to stop the bill from passing.
The Anonymous-linked hacker “Agent Black” suggested a large scale attack on the Official Website of FIFA World Cup and called upon the Anonymous hacking collective and all hacktivists to join him in the attempt of disrupting all of its servers.
The hacking group “UGLegion” claimed to have compromised a Russian PayPal processor and released over 7013 user accounts as part of Anonymous’ Operation World Cup.
The Anonymous hacking collective claimed to have targeted the official website of the European Union’s Sustainable Energy Week website, releasing over 10,000 private and government accounts stolen from its database.
On June 20, 2014, the account allegedly belonging to the hacking group known as UGNazi announced that they had successfully targeted Comcast.
The Anonymous hacking collective has allegedly published a press release asserting that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) temporarily seized control of a well-regarded Anonymous Twitter account.
On June 13, 2014, the hacker, “DomainerAnon”, claimed to have attacked the government website for the State of Santa Catarina, and leaked usernames and passwords, along with other data, from the sites database as part of “Operation FIFA”.
As part of “Operation Hacking Cup”, the hacker “smitt3nz” claimed to have targeted the Federal University of Santa Catarina and leaked a large amount of users’ credentials stolen from its servers.
After news articles and reports linked the perpetrators of the June 8, 2014 shooting at a Cici’s pizza and Walmart in Las Vegas, Nevada to the Anonymous movement, members of the Anonymous collective issued messages on Twitter denying connections to the attack.
Hacking group “Anon Ghost Team” claimed to have stolen the Facebook accounts related to individuals of the Duke University Department of Computer Science, leaking the alleged data on a pasting site.
As part of “Operation Venezuela” launched against corruption in Venezuela, the Anonymous hacking collective has allegedly released a list of email addresses belonging to the country’s National Tax Administration Office employees of “SENIAT.”
On April 23, 2013, the Syrian Electronic Army hacking group claimed hacking the official Twitter account of the Associated Press (AP), causing shockwaves by using the hacked account to falsely claim that President Barack Obama had been injured after two explosions occurred in the White House.
The pro-Syrian regime hacking group “Syrian Electronic Army” (SEA) claimed to have compromised the Gigya platform, which is used by over 80 prominent media websites such as The Independent, The Guardian, CBC News Canada, and Aljazeera America.