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I come out of my room and they’ve got their guns pointed at me and stuff…I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to die.

Anonymous Hacks Syria's Ministry of Defense Website

The group Anonymous took over Syria’s official Ministry of Defense website for a few hours early Monday morning, redesigning the homepage and posting videos of Syrian military brutality against civilians.  The hackers also left a message in both Arabic and English.

Hacking Scandal: Cameron Keeps Parliament in Session, Top Cop Resigns

(LONDON) — British Prime Minister David Cameron will cut short an overseas trip to address a special session of Parliament on the phone hacking scandal that has rocked the country’s media, political, and law enforcement circles. 

Cameron announced Monday from South Africa, where he is in the midst of a two-day visit, that he would return to Britain in time to address a special session of Parliament on Wednesday. Parliament had been scheduled to recess for the summer on Tuesday. 

The latest attempt at damage control from Cameron comes just one day after the resignation of Britain’s top law enforcement official, Sir Paul Stephenson, and the arrest of Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s News International and Cameron’s close friend, for suspicion of illegally intercepting phone calls, snooping into voicemail accounts, and bribing the police in exchange for tips and other information.

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Rupert Murdoch's 'News of the World' Under Fire for More Phone Hacks

(LONDON) — The scandal over Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid has exploded across London, with Scotland Yard investigating the possibility that reporters and investigators for the paper hacked into the phones of victims of 7/7 — the so-called London bus bombings of July 7, 2005, in which terrorists targeted the city’s bus and subway systems and killed 52 people.

Iranian Spy Chief: We Can Beat America's 'Internet in a Suitcase'

"We had predicted these [U.S. devised] actions, for example the Internet in suitcase, and devised proper ways to combat them," Iranian Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi said Wednesday, according to Iran’s Fars News Agency. Funded in part by the U.S. State Department, the "Internet in a suitcase" is part of a classified multi-platform telecommunications program led by the United States to provide dissidents around the world the ability to "undermine repressive governments that seek to silence them by censoring or shutting down telecommunications networks," according to a report earlier this month by The New York Times.

LulzSec Claims Hack of Arizona Dept of Public Safety Computers

(PHOENIX) — The group of hackers who has taken credit for cyber attacks against the U.S. Senate, CIA, Sony, and Nintendo added a new website to their list Thursday.

LulzSec claims it hacked into the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s computers, gaining access to hundreds of emails, intelligence bulletins, and personal information, which the group leaked.

On its website, the group posted that it is “targeting AZDPS specifically because we are against SB1070 and the racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona.”

Among the documents leaked are nuclear threat briefings, threats against elected officials, and racial profiling reports.  The addresses, phone numbers, and names of public safety family members were also made public.

LulzSec says it plans to release more documents and information on a weekly basis.

Police Nab Teen in England Believed to Be Behind LulzSec

(LONDON) — A teenager believed to be a main player behind the hacking group LulzSec has been arrested in England, according to Scotland Yard.

The 19-year-old, who has not been identified, was detained in Wickford, Essex after a joint operation by the FBI and Scotland Yard.  He is being held at a police station in London where he is being questioned.  No charges have yet been filed.

LulzSec has taken credit for cyber attacks on various websites, including ones belonging to Sony and the U.S. Senate.  Just last week, the group claimed responsibility for an electronic attack on the CIA’s public website.