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    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 enforcement and government websites. Police […] More

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    Anonymous Strikes Again, Hacks ManTech

    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

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    FBI Nabs Alleged InfraGard Hacker

    FBI agents yesterday arrested a 21-year-old man believed to have participated in a recent cyber attack on InfraGard, the bureau’s initiative with the private sector to fight terrorist threats against the nation. According to the criminal complaint, Scott Matthew Arciszewski, a University of Central Florida student, uploaded three files that damaged the server of InfraGard […] More

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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

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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

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    Arizona Police Take Action after Hack Attack

    Arizona state police said they are checking the security of the agency's computer system after hackers infiltrated the networks and published online information concerning homeland security, The Associated Press reports. Lulz Security claimed last Thursday it successfully accessed the Arizona Department of Public Safety computer system and took data including sensitive case files and the […] More

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    LulzSec Turns Attention to Brazilian Government Websites

    The infamous hacker group Lulz Security has taken credit for yet another cyber attack. This time around, the Brazilian government came under attack in the ongoing onslaught of cyber attacks targeting companies and organizations around the world, according to Reuters. The sites for Brazil’s federal government, presidency and tax collection agency were inaccessible for about […] More

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    Alleged LulzSec Member Held in Custody in London

    The U.K.’s Office for National Statistics is looking into claims that hacker group Lulz Security has stolen data from the 2011 Census after the group , Dow Jones reports. “We have blissfully obtained records of every single citizen who gave their records to the security-illiterate UK government for the 2011 census,” read an online message […] More

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    CIA Website Hacked; LulzSec Claims Responsibility

    The public website of the CIA went down yesterday evening as hacker group Lulz Security announced on Twitter it had launched an attack, Reuters reports. The site initially could not be accessed from multiple locations around the world, and service continued to be sporadic later in the evening. LulzSec, which promises “high-quality entertainment at your […] More

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    LulzSec Hackers Take Credit for Hack of US Senate, Gaming Company

    Hacker collective Lulz Security has taken credit for hacking the U.S. Senate and Maryland-based gaming company Bethesda Softworks, according to media reports. “Bethesda, we broke into your site over two months ago,” the group tweeted yesterday, according to The Los Angeles Times. “We’ve had all of your Brink users for weeks. Please fix your junk, […] More

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    Hackers Hijack Fox Affiliates' Twitter, LinkedIn Accounts

    Hackers have gained access to a database of fox.com email accounts and took over the Twitter accounts of two Fox-affiliates Monday night, Mediabistro’s TVSpy reports. The hackers, who called themselves Lulz Security, posted tweets under the accounts of WFQX in Michigan and KADN in Louisiana. Using its own Twitter account, Lulz Security yesterday began teasing […] More

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