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  • Anonymous Attacks Swedish Prosecutor's Website - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 government-run website www.aklagare.se was unavailable most of Tuesday and early morning on Wednesday. As the site came back up again, a news release confirmed the site […] More

  • 'Anonymous' Launches Operation Avenge Assange - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    '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 stopped processing donations to WikiLeaks in the wake of the release of U.S. embassy cables. Anonymous said it will “offer Wikileaks an additional mirror and […] More

  • FBI Investigates 'Anonymous' DDoS Attacks - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 reports. Over the past two months, Anonymous has launched cyber attacks against websites belonging to the Motion Picture Association of America, The Recording Industry Association, […] More

  • Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons Targeted by Hackers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 file sharers, according to Guardian. Both SimmonsRecords.com and GeneSimmons.com were taken offline briefly due to the attacks. Prior to the cyber attacks, the Kiss frontman […] More

  • 'Operation Payback' Results in 550 Hours' Downtime, 742 Interruptions - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    '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 assaults began Sept. 17, PandaLabs reports. The latest attacks that began Oct. 6 on the Spanish Copyright Protection Society, the Spanish Culture Ministry and Promusicae websites […] More

  • Anonymous Strikes Again; DDoS Attacks Spain's Copyright Society - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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. PandaLabs reported how Anonymous yesterday launched a DDoS attack against the Spanish copyright protection society. As of 2:30 p.m. EDT yesterday, PandaLabs had witnessed more […] More

  • Anonymous Continues Cyber Attacks Until it Stops 'Being Angry' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 collective’s mission was to fight back against the anti-piracy forces. Explaining how the group had been provoked by the U.K. Digital Economy Bill and “‘three-strikes […] More

  • 4chan Members Hack Official Tea Party Website - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 reroute visitors landing on the site’s photo section to pornographic sites. According to The Register, it is unknown what website security shortcomings were exploited and […] More

  • Third Anonymous Member Sentenced in Scientology Church Attack - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 him the third affiliate of the hacktivist collective to be held responsible for the 2009 incident. In 2009, Jacob Speregen accompanied another member of Anonymous, […] More

  • Member of 'Anonymous' Sentenced for Attacking Scientology Church - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 of New York. Last January, a shirtless Mahoud Samed Almahadin, aka Matt Connor, covered in Vaseline and toenail clippings entered a Manhattan-based Church of Scientology […] More

  • Australia Seeks to Hire Cybersecurity Professionals - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 cyber professionals via their website since the end of last year. The Australian government is experiencing a similar shortage of skilled cyber professionals. The Australian […] More

  • Hacktivists Strike Australian Government Websites - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 sites of the Australian parliament and government, www.australia.gov.au and www.aph.gov.au. The attacks included pornographic images, which were slated to be censored. The proposed filtering would […] More

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