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  • FBI Arrests 14 for Alleged Involvement in 'Anonymous' DDoS Attacks - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FBI Arrests 14 for Alleged Involvement in 'Anonymous' DDoS Attacks

    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

  • Anonymous Creates Social Network after Google+ Rejection - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Anonymous Creates Social Network after Google+ Rejection

    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

  • Another Government Contractor Falls Prey to Hackers: 90,000 Emails, Passwords Stolen from Booz Allen - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Another Government Contractor Falls Prey to Hackers: 90,000 Emails, Passwords Stolen from Booz Allen

    Members of hacking collective Anonymous yesterday tweeted they had broken into government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton‘s computer systems, as part of the group’s larger effort to expose government and corporate failure to secure computer networks, Reuters reports. The hackers said they deleted four gigabytes of the firm’s source code and took 90,000 military email addresses, […] More

  • European Police Continue Pursuit of 'Anonymous' Hackers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    European Police Continue Pursuit of 'Anonymous' Hackers

    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

  • MasterCard Website Suffers Cyber Attack - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MasterCard Website Suffers Cyber Attack

    A hacker claiming to be associated with Anonymous tweeted that the group had taken down MasterCard's site with a denial-of-service attack earlier today, The Washington Post reports. “MasterCard.com DOWN!!!, thats what you get when you mess with @wikileaks @Anon_Central and the enter community of lulz loving individuals,“ tweeted the hacker who calls himself “Ibom Hacktivist.” […] More

  • McAfee CSO Predicts New Cold War in Cyber Domain, 'Hackers for Hire' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    McAfee CSO Predicts New Cold War in Cyber Domain, 'Hackers for Hire'

    Although the Cold War between the United States and Russia ended two decades ago, a former counterintelligence specialist says a new conflict between the United States and China together with North Korea has emerged in cyberspace. McAfee Chief Security Officer Brett Wahlin, an ex-NATO counterintelligence agent, told Computerworld Australia the RSA token hack earlier this […] More

  • Malaysia Braces for 'Anonymous' Attack - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Malaysia Braces for 'Anonymous' Attack

    Malaysia’s government says it is preparing to foil a potential cyber attack on its website by online collective Anonymous, which is responding to the country’s strict censorship practices, Voice of America reports. Anonymous recently posted a video message on various websites, saying the government’s efforts to restrict access to at least 10 file-sharing websites amounts […] More

  • Suspected Anonymous Members Arrested; 9 Minors Released - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Suspected Anonymous Members Arrested; 9 Minors Released

    In the wake of news that Spanish police arrested three suspected members of Anonymous last week, Turkish authorities yesterday detained an additional 32 suspected members of the same group, according to International Business Times. The arrests were made after Turkish prosecutors and police yesterday launched raids in response to the cyber attacks the hacktivists allegedly […] More

  • Hacker Crackdown in Spain Brings Down Suspected Members of Anonymous - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Hacker Crackdown in Spain Brings Down Suspected Members of Anonymous

    Spanish police today arrested three suspected members of Anonymous on charges of cyber attacking targets including Sony, governments, businesses and financial institutions, Reuters reports. The suspects had been involved in the recent denial-of-service attack on Sony’s PlayStation online gaming store, as well as other cyber attacks on Spanish banks and Italian energy group Enel, the […] More

  • Expert: FBI Taps Hackers to Be Informants - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Expert: FBI Taps Hackers to Be Informants

    The FBI and U.S. Secret Service have used the threat of prison to create an army of informers, resulting in nearly one in four hackers becoming a cyberspace snitch, according to experts who spoke to the Guardian. Eric Corley, who publishes hacker magazine 2600, told the U.K. newspaper he believes nearly 25 percent of hackers […] More

  • IMF Preps for Possible Cyber Retaliation by Anonymous - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IMF Preps for Possible Cyber Retaliation by Anonymous

    The International Monetary Fund is preparing to counterstrike against a possible cyber attack from hacker collective Anonymous Operations, a spokesman said Wednesday. “We are aware of the threat, and have taken appropriate action,” IMF spokesman William Murray said in an email, according to MarketWatch. Zero Hedge earlier today published a post linking to an Anon […] More

  • The Young Eating the Young: 'Anonymous' Member Turns on Group? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    The Young Eating the Young: 'Anonymous' Member Turns on Group?

    Maybe it's karma or maybe it's just the nature of the hacking world, but infamous hacktivist collective Anonymous was recently hacked by one of its own, according to postings from administrators of the groups' network. Postings on a site belonging to a subgroup called Anonops claim an insider named Ryan hijacked one of the group's […] More

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