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Anonymous Member Pleads Guilty In Abortion Website Hacking
2012-03-11 06:14:11

A 27-year-old British man who says he is affiliated with the international cybercrime group Anonymous has pleaded guilty to hacking into, defacing, and stealing records from the website of an abortion provider. According to AFP reports, James Jeffery, a resident of Wednesbury, West Midlands, was arrested Friday after breaking into the website of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), swiping the records of approximately 10,000 women who had registered with the website, and...

Police Equipment Supplier, Antivirus Company Latest Anonymous Targets
2012-03-09 14:42:54

In continued retaliation for FBI arrests of five LulzSec members earlier this week, hackers affiliated with Anonymous have attacked a law enforcement website and released additional source code previously obtained from the publishers of the Norton Antivirus line of products. PCMag's Sara Yin, the Friday attacks were carried out by members of AntiSec -- a cybercrime collective originally co-founded by members of LulzSec and Anonymous -- and were the group's latest acts of retribution...

Anonymous Takes Down Vatican Website
2012-03-08 12:36:03

The notorious hacking group Anonymous took down several Vatican websites on Wednesday, calling the Catholic Church "corrupt." The group took down www.vatican.va, as well as several Vatican-related sites including that of its newspaper. The hackers said it decided to take down the sites in "response to the doctrine, to the liturgies, to the absurd and anachronistic concepts that your for-profit organization spreads around the world." "This attack is not against the Christian religion...

Anonymous Targets Panda Labs Following Lulzsec Arrests
2012-03-08 05:37:31

A website belonging to antivirus software and Internet security firm Panda Security was targeted by members of the hacking collective Anonymous Tuesday in what various media outlets are calling retaliation for the arrest of five members of the Lulzsec group earlier this week. According to BBC News reports Wednesday, the hackers identified themselves as members of AntiSec, a collaborative cybercrime effort involving members of both Lulzsec and Anonymous, targeted "the website of Panda Labs'...

Failed Anonymous Attack On Vatican Analyzed By Security Firm
2012-03-01 12:24:35

Imperva, a data-protection firm, claims it was able to use Anonymous' failed Vatican attack to unveil the structure behind the hacktivist group's methods. Researchers at the firm had advance warning of the attack, so they were able to watch it closely as the group began to attempt to take down their target. "The thing that distinguishes hacktivism from financially motivated attackers is that they're loud and they preannounce," Amichai Shulman, CTO of Imperva, said in a meeting at a...

Interpol Arrests 25 Hackers, Anonymous Strikes Back
2012-02-29 13:16:30

The international police organization Interpol says that it has arrested 25 individual who it believes are connected to the notorious hacker organization known as Anonymous. The suspects range from 17- to 40-years old, said the agency, and were arrested mostly in Latin American countries. According to the Associated Press, the international hacker-hunt is part of an initiative known as “Operation Unmask” which was launched earlier this month is response to attacks on several...

CIA Website Among Anonymous Hacking Targets Friday
2012-02-11 07:08:54

Hackers affiliated with Anonymous are claiming responsibility for cyberattacks that forced the CIA public website offline Friday, as well as exposing personal information obtained from Alabama court records, various media outlets reported early Saturday morning. According to the Associated Press (AP), the attack left cia.gov inaccessible for nine hours. Erin Smith of the Boston Herald initially reported that it was "unclear" whether or not Anonymous was responsible. "A Twitter post...

Swedish Government Site Hit By Hackers
2012-02-06 06:20:02

A Swedish government website has apparently been hit by a group of hackers claiming to be part of the Anonymous hacking network, reports Louise Nordstrom for the Associated Press (AP). The group, calling themselves CyberForce, said on Saturday it had attacked the government site bringing it down for periods of time by overloading it with traffic. “We have succeeded in the attack against the government,” it said in a Twitter post. The group also indicated it could launch more...

Anonymous Posts Phone Call Of FBI And Scotland Yard Online
2012-02-03 12:32:56

The notorious hacker group Anonymous said on Friday that it had intercepted and recorded a sensitive phone call between the FBI and Scotland Yard. The group claims it recorded a 15-minute-long recording of a January 17 conference call devoted to tracking and prosecuting members of both Anonymous, and its spin-off group LulzSec. Anonymous accessed the call by using a dial-in code and password from an email sent by an FBI member. The FBI said in a statement that the phone call "was...

Anonymous To Attempt Facebook Shutdown On Saturday
2012-01-24 05:22:51

A video posted to YouTube on Monday suggests that the hacking collective known as Anonymous is recruiting computer users to assist with an attempt to shut down Facebook on Saturday, January 28. "While it is true that Facebook has at least 60,000 servers, it is still possible to bring it down," an unidentified voice says in the video, according to CNET's Chris Matyszczyk. "An online war has begun between Anonymous, the people, and the government of the United States," the narrator said...