Tag Archives: hacktivists

UK Cracks Down On Hacktivists: Two Charged, Two Arrested

The U.K. recently charged two men and arrested two more on Thursday that are allegedly connected with hacktivist groups Anonymous and Lulz Security.  The two men arrested Thursday night are being detained at police stations in South Yorkshire and are suspected of conducting DDOS attacks as well as hacking law …

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Hacktivists 'Inj3ct0r Team' Claim Breaching NATO Server

The “Inj3ct0r Team” — a self-described hacktivist group — says it has compromised a server belonging to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, IDG News Service reports. The files were posted on the MediaFire file hosting site under the name “NATO Tomcat 5.5 Servlet Backup.” A member of the Inj3ct0r Team …

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Anonymous Claims to Have Stuxnet Code

A member of Anonymous claims to have the code for the infamous Stuxnet worm that last year wreaked havoc across the world and targeted Iranian nuclear plants. The Register reported that Topiary, a hacktivist linked to Anonymous, claimed on Twitter to have gained possession of the malware, saying “Anonymous is …

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Report: Boosted Cyber Defense Won't Scare Hackers

Although military cyber weaponry will become customary this century, it will unlikely prevent attacks by hacktivists and criminal gangs, and could easily be used for state-sponsored cyber attacks instead, according to study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The British authors of the study, which was released Monday, …

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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 …

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French Foreign Affairs Ministry's Twitter Account Hacked

The official Twitter account of the French ministry of foreign affairs was hacked last week, sending thousands of followers a undiplomatic message about Roma people, France24 reports. The tweet was written in English and said, “[EXPLETIVE] YOU ROMANIAN PEOPLE! I HATE YOU ALL AND I WANT DESTROY EU!” The French …

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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 …

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