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LulzSec Hacker Pleads Guilty To Cyberattacks
2013-04-10 08:05:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A 26-year-old member of the hacktivist group LulzSec has pleaded guilty to one count of computer hacking. Ryan Ackroyd from Mexborough, England, admitted to being part of LulzSec, and entered his plea at a hearing in London on Tuesday after having previously denied involvement in the cyberattacks against Sony Corp., Nintendo Co., News Corp and others. He will be sentenced on May 14 along with three other LulzSec members, but...

Reuters Journalist Indicted After Conspiring With Hacking Group Anonymous
2013-03-15 10:55:42

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The hacktivist group Anonymous has been busy this year, reportedly hacking the computers of the US Federal Reserve, the US State Department Careers Website and even fast-food restaurant Burger King´s official Twitter account. Exactly how the group was able to access all those organizations´ computers remains a point of debate. However, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) released information today that...

Colin Powell’s Facebook Page Hacked
2013-03-12 12:29:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online So far, 2013 has been the year of cyberattacks, leaving many companies and services hacked and much personal information breached. A recently popular attack is the Facebook/Twitter hack, which involves breaking into a person´s account (often a celebrity or high profile company) and posting all sorts of offensive statements, often in all caps. It´s the modern-day equivalent of spray painting expletives onto company...

Anonymous Reportedly Hacked Burger King Twitter Feed
2013-02-18 15:20:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The official Twitter account of fast-food restaurant Burger King was apparently hacked Monday afternoon and altered to make it appear like it belonged to rival McDonald's, whom the person or persons behind the attack claimed had acquired the Florida-based chain best known for the Whopper sandwich. According to Charles Arthur of The Guardian, the hackers were “apparently“¦ affiliated with the Anonymous...

Cyber Terrorist Sentenced To 30 Months For Botnet Scheme
2012-09-07 10:47:07

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cyber terrorism fighters everywhere have scored a small victory this week as Joshua Schichtel was sentenced to thirty months in prison for running a botnet that infected some 72,000 computers. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) said Schichtel sold command and control access to his botnet and confirmed that he was being paid $1,500 by at least one customer to have access to it. Schichtel plead guilty last year to a single count of...

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...

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...

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 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'...

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...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'