Latest Anonymous Stories

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...

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...

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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).