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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...

2011 Was A Big Year For Hacktivists
2012-03-22 13:17:17

Verizon unveiled on Thursday that hacktivist groups like Anonymous stole about 100 million Internet user's data in 2011. Verizon said in its annual Data Breach Investigations Report on Thursday that of the 177 million records stolen by hackers in 2011, 100 million were taken by a hacktivist group. According to the report, half of the 177 million records stolen were specifically from the Anonymous hacktivist group. Verizon said that 2011 was the second-highest year of data loss that...

2012-03-14 07:00:00

BeeHonest.net, a Philadelphia social networking company, believes recommendations from friends and family, not reviews, is much more useful...and honest. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 14, 2012 As Yelp makes a splash with their IPO, BeeHonest.net expands into the Philadelphia region. The users at BeeHonest.net believe there is a better way than anonymous reviews when making a decision about a product or service that impacts their lives. Relying on anonymous reviews is similar to asking a...

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...


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