List/Grid Tag Archives: Anonymous

UK Preps for Possible Cyber Attacks as Assange Eyes Prison Gate

UK Preps for Possible Cyber Attacks as Assange Eyes Prison Gate

In the wake of large-scale online attacks on U.S. companies, such as MasterCard and Visa, which pulled support from whistle-blower site WikiLeaks, the British government is hunkering down over fears… Read more »

Anonymous: An Online Gathering 'Fed Up' with Injustice

Anonymous: An Online Gathering 'Fed Up' with Injustice

Media outlets–including The New New Internet–have struggled to correctly describe the phenomenon Anonymous, labeling the loose coalition as hackers, online vigilantes and hacktivists. In an effort to set the record… Read more »

Operation Payback Strikes against Sarah Palin

Operation Payback Strikes against Sarah Palin

You do not get away with comparing WikiLeaks Julian Assange to the Taliban without ramifications–just ask Sarah Palin, whose political action committee website was cyber attacked this week after she… Read more »

Anonymous Attacks Swedish Prosecutor's Website

Anonymous Attacks Swedish Prosecutor's Website

Anonymous yesterday launched a DDoS attack against the website of the Swedish prosecution authority in response to the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to The Tech Herald.  The… Read more »

'Anonymous' Launches Operation Avenge Assange

'Anonymous' Launches Operation Avenge Assange

Hacker coalition Anonymous has launched a slew of cyber assaults against what it perceives to be enemies of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, including a DDoS attack on PayPal, which recently… Read more »

FBI Investigates 'Anonymous' DDoS Attacks

FBI Investigates 'Anonymous' DDoS Attacks

The FBI is investigating the “Operation: Payback” DDoS attacks that began in mid-September and took down multiple websites belonging to anti-piracy and entertainment groups,  and the U.S. Copyright Office, CNET… Read more »

Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons Targeted by Hackers

Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons Targeted by Hackers

Two of Gene Simmons’ official sites were shut down after members of Anonymous responded to his comments about how the  music industry should have been tougher with illegal downloaders and… Read more »

'Operation Payback' Results in 550 Hours' Downtime, 742 Interruptions

'Operation Payback' Results in 550 Hours' Downtime, 742 Interruptions

The shadowy hacker coalition Anonymous’ most recent DDoS attacks against 11 organizations across the world have caused more than 550 hours of downtime and 742 service interruptions since the web… Read more »

Anonymous Strikes Again; DDoS Attacks Spain's Copyright Society

Anonymous Strikes Again; DDoS Attacks Spain's Copyright Society

After recently cyber assaulting anti-piracy advocates and threatening to attack until it “stops being angry,” hacker collective Anonymous has struck again. The target this time: the Spanish copyright protection society…. Read more »

Anonymous Continues Cyber Attacks Until it Stops 'Being Angry'

Anonymous Continues Cyber Attacks Until it Stops 'Being Angry'

Hacker group Anonymous won’t stop cyber attacking anti-piracy advocates and other nemeses until it has stopped “being angry.” In an interview yesterday with PandaLabs, an organizer of Anonymous said the… Read more »

4chan Members Hack Official Tea Party Website

4chan Members Hack Official Tea Party Website

The official website run by the right-wing movement Tea Party was compromised by members of 4chan on Tuesday, The Register reports. Vulnerabilities on the teaparty.org website allowed the hackers to… Read more »

Third Anonymous Member Sentenced in Scientology Church Attack

Third Anonymous Member Sentenced in Scientology Church Attack

A member of Anonymous was sentenced earlier this week in New York City Criminal Court for his role in an attack on the Church of Scientology of New York, making… Read more »

Member of ‘Anonymous’ Sentenced for Attacking Scientology Church

Member of ‘Anonymous’ Sentenced for Attacking Scientology Church

A member of Anonymous, a loose coalition of hackers, was sentenced yesterday in New York Criminal Court in connection with a Jan. 8, 2009, attack on the Church of Scientology… Read more »

Australia Seeks to Hire Cybersecurity Professionals

Australia Seeks to Hire Cybersecurity Professionals

Cyber experts in the United States consistently bemoan the dearth of skilled cyber professionals to fill the ranks as ‘cyber warriors.’ The Department of Homeland Security has advertised positions for… Read more »

Hacktivists Strike Australian Government Websites

Hacktivists Strike Australian Government Websites

In protest of proposed censorship regulations by the Australian government, hacktivists launched a distributed denial of service attack against Australian government websites. Operation Titstorm, launched Wednesday, disrupted access to the… Read more »

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