How the FBI investigates the hacktivities of Anonymous

On September 19, 2008, hackers from the Anonymous collective attacked the website of Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. The hackers found and immediately posted e-mail addresses, passwords, and physical addresses of 205 O’Reilly site members paying $5 a month to hear Bill’s wisdom. The next day, a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack hit the site with 5,000 packets per second. That night, another attack flooded two O’Reilly servers with 1.5GB/s of data.

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Two Free Xbox Live Arcade Games

Free Games! 🙂

…as today sees two LIVE Arcade games being released on the Xbox Live Marketplace for a price of.. nothing. These games are part of the Doritos’ “Unlock Xbox” competition currently taking place. And yes, for those of you wondering, there are Achievements to be unlocked. The two games are “Harms Way” and “Doritos Crash Course”. Below you will descriptions for both games, as well as links to add them to your Download Queue.

HP’s Slate 500 tablet goes on sale for $800

Hewlett-Packard said its highly anticipated Slate 500 tablet — the company’s first such device — is now available for purchase. Targeted at businesses, the tablet will come with an 8.9-inch screen and run Microsoft’s Windows 7 Professional OS. It costs $799 and is immediately available in the U.S. through HP’s website and channel partners. The Slate 500 was first designed as a consumer product when HP announced it in January, but the company reassessed its plans for the device after acquiring Palm for $1.2 billion in April. HP is now targeting the Slate 500 at business customers who need a handheld device and are familiar with the Windows OS and office productivity applications, said Carol Hess-Nickels, director of worldwide business notebook marketing at HP’s Personal Systems Group.

Here’s a good companion story – Why HP’s Slate isn’t anything like the iPad

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