'Anonymous' Hacker's High Profile Targets

Governments and businesses face an increasing cyber-threat.
1:54 | 02/05/12

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Growing cyber threat in the latest attacks launched by the group called anonymous that hackers have now pulled off. Some of their most daring attacks yet targeting the US government and FBI phone call with Scotland Yard. ABC's Lisa stark tonight in what's become the very high stakes game -- figure out who's behind this. They've been called hackers on steroids. We -- anonymous -- shadowy hacker network known as synonymous the big concern is they do have the wherewithal. To -- destructive. -- to two national security to corporations and even to individuals. In just the past week -- group shut down government web -- Sweden and -- overloading them with traffic. In the US they packed -- police web sites -- Boston it's -- and Salt Lake City we do not forget. And then -- brazen attack of all anonymous intercepted an FBI email and gained access to a phone call between the FBI and Scotland Yard. Which it then posted. O line that's fantastic we actually -- pending investigation looking into a compromise. And the purpose of this high level conversation. A discussion on how to combat. In her -- hacking this kind of like a one upmanship game they -- approved. To the FBI that they are smarter and they want to embarrass the FBR Emmett targeted companies like visa and MasterCard. Taking down their web site in protest after the credit card giant stop processing contributions. To WikiLeaks. One of the problems with the minuses. You can't put your arms around it because. There is no organization. Leader there's been commanders that some lieutenants there's no one in -- And fact anonymous is a loose network of Internet hackers from -- round the world that exit so much more difficult to know. What they're going to do next and David much more difficult to stop them all right Lisa stark in Washington Lisa thank you.

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