13 Anonymous Members Charged for Participating In Operation Payback

13 members of the hacking group Anonymous were indicted and accused of allegedly participating in a cyber attack in an operation called 'Operation Payback' .They are accused of conspiring to “to knowingly cause the transmission of a program, information, code, and command, and, as a result of such conduct, intentionally cause damage, and attempt to cause damage, without authorization, to a protected computer.
The hackers attack these websites by launching distributed denial of service using a tool known as LOIC. This operation payback was launched after the shutdown of The Pirate Bay and their first target was the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The hackers later extended their attack to Bank of America and credit companies like Visa and MasterCard after as they refused to process payments for Wikileaks.


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