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GoDaddy Hacked by Anonymous Hacker
2012-09-10 16:29:01

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A hacker from the shadowy group Anonymous is claiming to have taken down the domain registry and web hosting company GoDaddy.com today, bringing down thousands of Web sites for small businesses and blogs who were likely not intentional targets. The hacker known as AnonymousOwn3r on Twitter has made a point to mention several times that he or she acted alone in the hack-attack and is not working on behalf of the larger...

LulzSec Hacker Arrested For 2011 Sony Attack
2012-08-29 12:18:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A second member of the global hacking collective “LulzSec” has surrendered to US authorities for his help in the 2011 attacks on Sony Computer Corp. 20 year-old Raynaldo Rivera of Tempe, Arizona was indicted by a grand jury last week on charges stemming from his participation in the Sony hack, including charges of conspiracy and unauthorized impairment of a protected computer. The indictment was returned on August...

YouTube Wants You To Use Your Real Name For Commenting
2012-07-24 12:14:00

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It wasn´t always this way. Back before the internet (if you are old enough to remember such a time) there was little opportunity to post anonymous dirty comments, apart for rest room stalls. However, since the advent of internet social media, it seems like everyone is a critic. Many times it seems as if everyone is a foul-mouthed, brain-dead, ignorant critic. You know...a comment troll. Comment sections on YouTube videos can be...

British LulzSec Member Indicted For Hacking Fox, Sony, PBS Websites
2012-06-15 10:56:12

A federal grand jury in Los Angeles has indicted a British man with ties to the group LulzSec (LulzSec), charging him with conspiracy and computer-related crimes for attacking websites owned by Fox, Sony Pictures and PBS, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. The court indicted twenty-year-old Ryan Cleary on Tuesday on one count of conspiracy and two counts of the unauthorized impairment of protected computers. In addition to the attacks against PBS, Sony and Fox, Cleary sought...

Anonymous India Censorship Protests Draw Hundreds
2012-06-10 05:46:09

Protesting regulations that they say are tantamount to online censorship, members of the hacking collective known as Anonymous gathered in more than a dozen cities throughout India Saturday -- though according to some reports, the results of those assemblies were mixed. According to Rajini Vaidyanathan of BBC News, members of the group organized their gatherings across 16 cities nationwide, including Mumbai, where an estimated 100 protesters donned their trademark Guy Fawkes masks in order...

Anonymous Launches Cyberattacks Against India
2012-05-20 04:44:06

Websites belonging to India's Supreme Court, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the Department of Telecommunications, and both of the nation's political parties were targets of an Anonymous-led hacking attack, BBC News and SecurityNewsDaily reported Friday. The distributed denial of services (DDoS) attacks were in retaliation for an injunction, obtained March 29 by an Indian court, forcing ISPs throughout the country to block video-sharing websites including...

The Pirate Bay Suffers DDoS Attack
2012-05-17 04:19:44

The hackers are at it again, this time aiming their DDoS cannons at popular torrent site Pirate Bay. While it may seem ironic for hackers to take down a site dedicated to pirating, some say these attacks may be an act of vengeance and retaliation, as Pirate Bay recently criticized a group of hackers for attacking the UK ISP Virgin Mobile. The DDoS (Or Distributed Denial of Service) attack against the torrent site lasted at least 24 hours before the site was knocked out of commission....

Anonymous Targets UK Gov't Websites in So-Called 'Digital Protest'
2012-04-09 04:37:31

After claiming responsibility for attacks on the Home Office and 10 Downing Street websites overnight Saturday into Sunday, members of the Anonymous hacking collective have vowed that they will target different British Government websites for disruption each weekend, various media outlets have reported. According to BBC News reports on Sunday, the homepage of the Home Office (the UK government agency in charge of immigration, passports, drug policy, crime, police and counter-terrorism)...

Anonymous Brings Down 485 Chinese Websites
2012-04-05 13:52:14

The hacktivist group known as Anonymous has reportedly defaced hundreds of Chinese government websites, alerting visitors and citizens of the Internet filter in the country. The hackers reportedly targeted government sites, its official agencies, trade groups, as well as other organizations and sites. The group posted hoards of emails and phone numbers on Pastebin, as well as instructions on how to bypass the "Great Firewall of China," a term given to the filter the country uses to keep...

Pastebin Cracking Down On Hackers
2012-04-03 13:41:55

After years of use and abuse by hackers, Pastebin is taking a stand by vowing to purge improper use from its servers. The site was originally created in 2002 to host small amounts of text and was intended for programmers looking to store bits of code and configuration information. More recently, the site has been attracting activity from hacker collectives like Anonymous and LulzSec. These hackers have used Pastebin for more dubious and often illegal purposes, including the dumping of...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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