Seems like a lot has been going on this year in terms of hacking between Anonymous and Lulzsec the two most popular.
The first major hack was directed at Sony/PSN which took down the network for nearly a month. Then they attacked other Sony things.
Nintendo got hacked as well at some point and a few government officials.
As of now the current hacking story with "Anon" is based right here in Orlando. Over homeless people and food.
Story: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/07/0...ess-on-monday/Hacker activists with the protest group "Anonymous" have in recent weeks taken down over a half-dozen major Orlando, Florida-based websites and spammed tens of thousands of unsolicited faxes all over the city as a response to an ordinance that prohibits feeding homeless people in public parks.
In a release Friday on the progress of what they called "Operation Orlando," the group insisted that its efforts were in no way connected to the activists with Food Not Bombs (FNB), who've been arrested for feeding the homeless in a city park.
So basically some people did this and got arrested months ago. Then "Anon" hacked them. And other stuffs. Now the activist are taking to the streets. Sort of interesting to see something web based come out from the computers and into the real world. I predict much more is to come in this hacking epidemic.
Hacking and releasing confidential information is bad but what about this new story? Is it still bad if they are shedding light on a serious problem but in their own way? As time progresses more hacking stories will probably come out so you're opinions/updates are welcome.