24. Anonymous Members Hacked During Their Own DDoS Attacks
When you're apart of an infamous "hacktivist" group like Anonymous, you should always be on the defensive, even when you're on the offensive. Despite being sheathed in a digital cloak of anonymity, there's a host of people gunning for you. Such was the case in March when an unknown party infected a denial-of-service (DDoS) program called Sloworis which was known to be used by the Anonymous crew when taking down corporate websites.
The program was infected with the Zeus Trojan, a malware designed to steal banking and credit card information from the computer it infects. So each time an Anonymous user fired up Sloworis to perform a DDoS on one of the group's many targets, they were unknowingly helping another hacker group steal their personal information. Live by the hack, die by the hack.