'Anonymous' Hackers Plead Guilty To PayPal Cyberattack

Law360, New York (December 10, 2013, 7:26 PM EST) -- Thirteen members of the hacker group Anonymous pled guilty Thursday in a northern California federal court to charges related to their involvement in a 2010 cyberattack of eBay Inc. subsidiary PayPal Inc.’s website, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.

As part of their guilty plea, the defendants admitted to carrying out a distributed denial of service, or DDoS, cyberattack against PayPal in December 2010 in what Anonymous claimed was retribution for PayPal suspending online payments and donations to the anti-government-secrecy site WikiLeaks, according to a...
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