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Hacktivists Call For Internet Blackout Today To Protest CISPA
2013-04-22 07:28:40

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The group of hackers which acts as part troublemaker and part watchdog is calling for an Internet blackout today to protest CISPA, a bill which passed last Thursday. If this bill is signed into law, companies and websites could legally hand over user information to the US government upon request. Anonymous has persuaded over 300 websites to “go dark” as a sign of protest today and is using the #CISPABlackout hashtag...

LulzSec Hacker Sentenced To One Year In Prison
2013-04-19 12:52:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Another hacker was brought to justice yesterday when a judge sentenced 25-year old Cody Kretsinger to one year in prison for his role in attacking Sony´s network in June 2011. The group of self-proclaimed “hacktivists” broke into Sony´s networks nearly three years ago and posted private information of Sony customers in an attempt to prove a point about Sony´s weak security measures. Kretsinger, who...

Hacking Group Anonymous Launches Citizen Journalism Website
2013-04-18 12:38:11

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online International hacktivist group Anonymous is looking to go legit — at least with the way it looks to share news and information. The controversial hacking collective has launched a website for crowd-sourced news. The group has announced Your Anon News (or YAN), named after the group´s Twitter handle. The news venture looks to move some of the group´s content away from its Twitter and Tumblr feeds, where Anonymous...

LulzSec Hacker Pleads Guilty To Cyberattacks
2013-04-10 08:05:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A 26-year-old member of the hacktivist group LulzSec has pleaded guilty to one count of computer hacking. Ryan Ackroyd from Mexborough, England, admitted to being part of LulzSec, and entered his plea at a hearing in London on Tuesday after having previously denied involvement in the cyberattacks against Sony Corp., Nintendo Co., News Corp and others. He will be sentenced on May 14 along with three other LulzSec members, but...

Anonymous Hacks Into North Korean Social Network
2013-04-04 11:45:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The hacking group Anonymous is flexing its guns and getting involved in the North Korean controversy. On Thursday, members of the hacktivist group began hacking and vandalizing social networking profiles linked to North Korea and even kicked a news site offline. The group says it has accessed 15,000 usernames and passwords from a university database in a collective it calls "Operation Free Korea." Anonymous is calling for leader...

2013-03-29 23:02:17

Nexusguard, the premium anti-DDoS service provider, warns that Distributed Denial-of-services (DDoS) attacks towards governmental bodies will become more frequent and robust in 2013, posing a significant threat to public services and security. Hong Kong (PRWEB) March 29, 2013 DDoS attacks have become a highly popular means of protest in recent years. In January 2013, the hacker group Anonymous submitted a petition to the White House's "We the People" Web site, requesting President Obama to...

Wisconsin Man Linked To Anonymous And Arrested
2013-03-28 18:41:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Authorities have arrested a man in Wisconsin that has been allegedly connected to the infamous hacking group Anonymous. Officials say Eric J. Rosol, 37, participated in Anonymous' take down of Koch Industries' website during protests in the Wisconsin capital in 2011, including www.kochind.com and www.quiltednorthern.com on February 27 and 28 in 2011. Koch Industries is a $115-billion-a-year oil and manufacturing company owned...

Reuters Journalist Answers Charges Of Aiding Hackers
2013-03-21 12:44:05

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Matthew Keys, the deputy social media editor at Reuters, is facing charges for conspiring with the hacktivist group Anonymous. The 26-year old has been suspended from Reuters with pay following his arrest last week, and is due in federal court in Sacramento, Calif. on April 12 to face an arraignment. If found guilty in this case, Keys faces up to 25 years in prison and a fine of up to $750,000. In what could be a fitting move...

Reuters Journalist Indicted After Conspiring With Hacking Group Anonymous
2013-03-15 10:55:42

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The hacktivist group Anonymous has been busy this year, reportedly hacking the computers of the US Federal Reserve, the US State Department Careers Website and even fast-food restaurant Burger King´s official Twitter account. Exactly how the group was able to access all those organizations´ computers remains a point of debate. However, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) released information today that...

Anonymous Reportedly Hacked Burger King Twitter Feed
2013-02-18 15:20:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The official Twitter account of fast-food restaurant Burger King was apparently hacked Monday afternoon and altered to make it appear like it belonged to rival McDonald's, whom the person or persons behind the attack claimed had acquired the Florida-based chain best known for the Whopper sandwich. According to Charles Arthur of The Guardian, the hackers were “apparently“¦ affiliated with the Anonymous...


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