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.”
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 hacking group “UGLegion” claimed to have compromised a Russian PayPal processor and released over 7013 user accounts as part of Anonymous’ Operation World Cup.
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.