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The Justice Department‘s website was shut down Thursday afternoon in what the FBI called a “denial of service attack.“ The hacking group “Anonymous“ claimed responsibility for the attacks on its Twitter account (@YourAnonNews). The attacks are believed to be in response to an indictment and shutdown of the popular file-sharing website Megaupload. “Anonymous takes down […] More
The hacking collective known as Anonymous has breached the system of yet another defense contractor. In a tweet posted today on a Twitter account maintained by members of the AntiSec collective, the group announced the release nearly 4,713 emails and thousands of documents belonging to Richard Garcia, the senior vice president of Vanguard Defense Industries. […] More
Following the Bay Area Rapid Transit’s decision last week to cut off underground cellphone service in several San Francisco stations, the notorious hacktivist collective Anonymous infiltrated the organization’s website yesterday and stole personal identification information on thousands of users. About 2,400 members of the myBART.org website were notified Sunday that personal details of hundreds of […] More
Members of the hacktivist collective Anonymous recently announced their newest target — Facebook. According to a proclamation made via YouTube, associates of Anonymous will “destroy” Facebook on Nov. 5 in retaliation of what they claim is the site’s misuse of personal information. The group members uploaded the video and attached a press release to raise […] More
In retaliation of the recent arrests of their alleged members, the hacking collectives Anonymous and LulzSec recently infiltrated the websites of more than 70 U.S. law enforcement institutions across the United States and released this weekend 10 gigabytes of confidential information. The hacktivists claimed to have accessed and leaked hundreds of emails, passwords, Social Security […] More
As part of its ongoing battle against the notorious hacktivist collectives Anonymous and LulzSec, the British Metropolitan police recently issued a public warning via Twitter to U.K. members of the two organizations reminding them of the laws on computer misuse. The tweet follows the court appearance this week of Jake Davis, an 18-year-old from Shetland […] More
In light of recent cyber attacks against government agencies and affiliations, the Department of Homeland Security released a statement warning organizations to keep alert for potential cyber attacks from hacktivist groups Anonymous and LulzSec. The bulletin, which was released by DHS’ National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, aims to provide accurate situational awareness for federal organizations’ […] More
The online hactivist group “Anonymous” gained access to yet another government security contractor’s server and released approximately 400 megabytes of sensitive, internal documents. The servers at ManTech International, a company that provides cybersecurity services to the U.S. government, were breached by the group on Friday and announced on the group’s Twitter account. “ManTech has been […] More
Members of hacking collective Anonymous announced yesterday via Twitter they have breached the North Atlantic Treaty Organization system and accessed about 1 gigabyte of restricted material from the servers. “We are sitting on about one Gigabyte of data from NATO now, most of which we cannot publish as it would be irresponsible. But Oh NATO….”, […] More
The FBI announced this week the arrest of 14 suspected members of hacking collective Anonymous for their alleged involvement in December’s cyber attack on PayPal’s website. The arrests are part of FBI‘s ongoing investigation into coordinated cyber attacks against major companies and organizations. The 14 individuals were arrested in 10 different states across the country […] More
After being blocked by Google+ for violating community standards, members from hacktivist collective Anonymous have decided to go into the business of online connecting and launch their own social hub. The developer behind the project, Presstorm, who according to its website engages in investigative journalism, reportedly set up AnonPlus.com after Anonymous“™ Google+ page and the […] More
Police in Italy and Switzerland this week raided more than 30 homes as part of an overall effort to crack down on high-profile cyber attacks claimed by hacktivist collective Anonymous, The Wall Street Journal reports. Since last December, police have nabbed more than 40 individuals in Europe with alleged ties to Anonymous. In the U.S., […] More
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