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Anonymous Claims Responsibility For Federal Reserve Breach
2013-02-07 05:37:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The U.S. Federal Reserve confirmed on Wednesday that one of its internal computer systems had been breached on Sunday, and that hackers had obtained some confidential data “by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product.” "Exposure was fixed shortly after discovery and is no longer an issue. This incident did not affect critical operations of the Federal Reserve system," a Fed spokeswoman told...

Anonymity A Driving Force Behind Pencourage: The Anti-Facebook
2013-01-30 06:17:42

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Facebook´s rise to the top and the effects it´s had on modern society has been pondered, discussed, researched and categorized time and time again. Evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar, for instance, has found strong evidence which proves humans instinctively limit themselves to natural social networks (not the ones found online) of around 150 people. Then there are those, such as Dr. Laura Mickes, who believes we...

Anonymous Threatens To Declare War Against US Government
2013-01-26 06:43:12

Cyberattackers, claiming to be affiliated with the online collective Anonymous, hacked into the website of the US Sentencing Commission (USSC) early Saturday morning, posting a tribute to late Internet activist Aaron Swartz and threatening to declare “war” on the American government in retaliation for his death, various media outlets have reported. According to Mashable´s Chris Taylor, the homepage of the website belonging to the agency which establishes sentencing...

Anonymous Hackers Jailed
2013-01-24 19:05:31

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last month, four hackers belonging to the Anonymous collective responsible for bringing down the websites of MasterCard, PayPal and Visa were convicted in a London court. Today, two of these hackers have been sentenced to jail for conspiracy to impair the operation of computers. According to the AFP, 22-year old Christopher Weatherhead has been sentenced to 18 months in jail after being found guilty of attacking...

Hacktivists Attack ESA, FBI, NASA And More
2012-12-11 12:19:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yet another group of “Hacktivists” have seen it fit to attack some government organizations and leak personal data in the name of Freedom of Information. Team GhostShell, a band of hackers with loose ties to Anonymous, announced yesterday that they have stolen accounts from several government agencies and organizations. As proof, these hackers have also posted information from 1.6 million accounts online, making...

PayPal Hackers Convicted
2012-12-06 18:44:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Some Anonymous hackers have once again faced the long arm of the law as a London jury has convicted a 22-year old hacker for attacking the MasterCard, PayPal and Visa websites in 2010. All told, 4 members of the rogue hacking collective known as “Anonymous” have now been convicted for bringing these sites down, an attack which originated against members of the music industry. Christopher Weatherford pleaded guilty...

Anonymous Plans To Take Down Facebook Today
2012-11-05 12:50:29

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online (Update: Nov. 5, 2012 — 1:15) Anonymous has been posting some of their exploits via their Twitter account in recent hours, including hacking into the databases of both PayPal and Symantec. It also appears as if the hacking group has taken over the home page at Sharp copier´s Australian site as well as an Argentinian Government bank. Anonymous has also taken to their Twitter account to claim that, once again, their plot...

Anonymous And WikiLeaks Bad Blood
2012-10-12 11:52:43

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Anonymous, that band of hackers known for attacking both companies and countries alike, has this week taken issue with an organization they once “fought” to protect. When MasterCard, PayPal and Visa pulled their support for Julian Assange´s WikiLeaks, Anonymous jumped into the fray and brought the sites for MasterCard and Visa to their knees. It´s likely now the cybernauts who make up Anonymous now feel...

Anonymous Attacks Sweden
2012-10-05 21:22:48

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The group of “Hacktivists” known as Anonymous is taking credit for a series of attacks, leaving the websites for the Swedish government and their central bank down on Friday. According to The Local, a Swedish news site in English, a member of Anonymous sent out a video on Tuesday warning about future attacks. The cybercriminals took over the nation´s health boards later that night, displaying the...

FBI Arrests Former Anonymous Member During Chat Session
2012-09-14 07:07:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Barrett Brown, a former spokesman for the hacker group Anonymous, was arrested during an FBI raid on his home late Wednesday in Dallas, Texas, officials said on Thursday. Carmen Castro, spokeswoman for the Dallas County Sheriff´s Office, said the raid took place shortly before 11 pm, and just hours after Brown had posted an online video threatening an FBI agent. Brown was turned over to FBI custody Thursday morning, Castro...


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