14 Members of Anonymous Arrested

by Tony Rushin

Today I was going to launch a blog series on “the big 4” of malicious software (admittedly, I live in a weird world) but with this news from two days ago I’m going to temporarily put that series on hold.

We got some bad guys!  As reported late Tuesday in the ABAJournal, the Feds arrested 14 people from the group known as Anonymous.  This is the group that allegedly hacked PayPal, PlayStation, MasterCard and Visa.  They seem to be politically motivated (supposedly retaliating because of actions taken against the WikiLeaks donation account).

In a local, legal connection the Daily Report, in the ATLAW section, previously reported that Anonymous had hacked into King & Spalding’s network in the past.

There are a lot more bad guys out there – so beware – but Anonymous is one of the big, organized, scary-good groups (spear-phishing, which I’ve been writing about in recent blogs, is one of their favorite, sneaky tactics) so this is good news.

As always, “let’s be careful out there”!

This is the 6th of 23 blogs I’m writing to celebrate the Atlanta Association of Legal Administrators’ 23rd annual Business Partner Expo.  This year the Business Partner Expo will be held from 3:00 – 6:30 pm on August 17th at the Cobb Galleria.  Over 150 legal administrators and their guests are expected to be on hand learning about the latest technologies, finding solutions to business issues, uncovering emerging trends and developing valuable partnerships to help their law firms.  Already an AALA member?  I’ll see you there!  Not an AALA member?  Give me a call at 404.943.0800 x133 to discuss how you might be able to go as a guest!

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