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  • Anonymous Shifts Focus, DDoS Attacks from Egypt to Yemen - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Anonymous Shifts Focus, DDoS Attacks from Egypt to Yemen

    Following cyber attacks on government websites in Tunisia and Egypt, the self-described online gathering Anonymous has shifted its focus to Yemen as part of its fight for greater web freedoms, AFP reported. The website of Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh, presidentsaleh.gov.ye, was down yesterday after members of  Anonymous had called for attacks on the site. […] More

  • Search Warrants Executed for 'Anonymous' Attackers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Search Warrants Executed for 'Anonymous' Attackers

    FBI agents yesterday executed more than 40 search warrants throughout the United States as part of an ongoing investigation into recent coordinated cyber attacks against major companies and organizations. According to a press release by the bureau, Anonymous has claimed responsibility for these distributed denial of service attack, saying the attacks were conducted in protest […] More

  • Teenagers with Alleged Ties to Anonymous Arrested - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Teenagers with Alleged Ties to Anonymous Arrested

    Detectives from London’s Metropolitan Police Service’s Police Central e-Crime Unit have arrested five individuals in connection with offenses under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. The suspects, whose ages range from the teens to the mid-20s, are being held after a series of coordinated arrests occurred at residential addresses in various locations throughout the U.K, including […] More

  • Anonymous Accused of Cyber Attacking Irish Politician Enda Kenny - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Anonymous Accused of Cyber Attacking Irish Politician Enda Kenny

    Irish politician Enda Kenny’s new website of the Fine Gael party was hacked this weekend, allegedly by Anonymous, Belfast Telegraph reported. Kenny, who is the leader of the second-largest political party in Ireland, said the party shut down its normal website last week and replaced it with what he described as a “web connection point,” […] More

  • Anonymous Attacks Tunisian Government for 'War on Free Speech' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Anonymous Attacks Tunisian Government for 'War on Free Speech'

    Web activists attacked and temporarily crippled several Tunisian government websites in an act of protest against the country’s embattled leadership. At least eight websites were targeted, including those of the president, prime minister, ministry of industry, ministry of foreign affairs, and the stock exchange, Al Jazeera reports. The attack, which began Sunday night, coincided with a national […] More

  • Anonymous Shuts Down Zimbabwe Government Websites over WikiLeaks - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Anonymous Shuts Down Zimbabwe Government Websites over WikiLeaks

    Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe has become the latest victim of cyber attacks by supporters of WikiLeaks, who previously targeted Visa, MasterCard and other foes of the whistle-blower. The Guardian reported last Friday hactivists said they had brought down government websites after President Robert Mugabe’s wife sued a newspaper for publishing a WikiLeaks cable that […] More

  • Howard Schmidt: Cyber Threat 'Exaggerated' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Howard Schmidt: Cyber Threat 'Exaggerated'

    You can barely turn a page in a newspaper–or on your e-reader–without getting bombarded with an impending sense of doom originating from cyber attacks and malicious hackers. However, according to White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt, that threat has been overplayed–“exaggerated,” as the cyber czar put it in a recent interview. “Things have to be […] More

  • Study: DDoS Often Used as Tool for Protests, Civil Disobedience - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Study: DDoS Often Used as Tool for Protests, Civil Disobedience

    Security evangelist Sean-Paul Correll called the phenomenon “the future of cyber protests,” and a new report seems to substantiate his prediction of distributed denial of service attacks becoming a method frequently used by protesters and civil disobedients. Historically associated with extortion, DDoS has morphed into an instrument used for various nonfinancial reasons, including political ones, […] More

  • Spamhaus Suffers Possible Revenge DoS Attack - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Spamhaus Suffers Possible Revenge DoS Attack

    Anti-spam nonprofit Spamhaus has recovered from a denial of service attack over the weekend, but the cyber whodunit was not linked to WikiLeaks supporters as initially believed, according to The Register. Speculation was that Spamhaus may have been attacked in response to its warning that a WikiLeaks mirror called WikiLeaks.info was being hosted by a […] More

  • UK Preps for Possible Cyber Attacks as Assange Eyes Prison Gate - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 of similarly disruptive Internet activity on U.K. sites, a New Zealand newspaper reported. The New Zealand Herald reports U.K. National Security Adviser Peter Ricketts announced […] More

  • Anonymous: An Online Gathering 'Fed Up' with Injustice - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 straight, Anonymous on Dec. 10 issued a press release to clarify what it really is and what it wants. Just don’t call them a group […] More

  • Operation Payback Strikes against Sarah Palin - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 urged the U.S. government to hunt the Australian down “with the same urgency we pursue al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders.” Anonymous, a loose coalition of hacktivists, […] More

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