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FBI Seizes Server Allegedly Linked To University Bomb Threat
2012-04-21 04:28:58

The FBI has seized a server used by an anonymous remailing service provider and several progressive service organizations as part of an ongoing investigation into anonymous bomb threats at the University of Pittsburgh -- a move which has reportedly drawn criticism from digital anonymity advocates. The server was seized Wednesday from a co-location facility located in New York after FBI officials presented a warrant, Wired's Kim Zetter wrote on Friday. The server was used by Mixmaster, a...

Anonymous Takes Down Child Pornography Sites
2011-10-24 11:34:39

The hacker group Anonymous busted a collection of child pornography Web sites and published the names of those who have participated in its illegal activities. The hacking group used a brute force attack to infiltrate a server called Freedom Hosting, which housed about 40 child porn sites. The biggest site, Lolita City, contained over 100 gigabytes worth of content. Anonymous said before taking down the sites that it issued a warning to Freedom Hosting to remove the illegal content....

2011-07-18 11:35:00

Hacktivist group Anonymous announced plans for a new social network after the group's Google+ accounts were shut down. The group said its AnonPlus service will be free "of fear...of censorship...of blackout" and "for all people not just Anonymous." The project was announced over the weekend after several pseudonymous Google+ accounts supporting Anonymous were shut down. "As some of you know we got banned from Google+ due to some of our content," said YourAnonNews, one of the affected...

2011-02-08 06:15:00

A group of tech-savvy hackers operating under the name "Anonymous" took credit for breaching the website of HBGary Federal, a computer security company working with the U.S. government to expose the identities of those in the group. "Anonymous" had previously conducted distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against Amazon, Visa and MasterCard in apparent retaliation for their withdrawal of services to the whistleblower Web site WikiLeaks, which had published thousands of classified U.S....

2011-01-28 09:15:00

Five men were arrested by authorities in the UK on Thursday in connection with the 'distributed denial of service' (DDoS) attacks launched by a group claiming to act in defense of the controversial file sharing website Wikileaks, multiple news agencies are reporting. In a statement cited by AFP reporters, London police confirmed that "five males aged 15, 16, 19, 20 and 26" tied to the online organization known as Anonymous "are being held after a series of coordinated arrests at residential...

2010-07-01 06:00:00

LOS ANGELES, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Social networking site FormSpring.me creates opportunities for cyber bullying and the anonymous use of derogatory, threatening, and profane language. It is impossible to identify users should they choose to remain anonymous. Users, especially children, posting on FormSpring are often unaware that their comments can be viewed by virtually anyone. Be aware of what your children are posting on the Internet and what others are posting in reply....

2009-11-19 14:46:00

NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States District Court in Newark, N.J., sentenced a New Jersey man today to one year and one day in federal prison on a felony conviction for his part in a cyber attack against Church of Scientology websites in January 2008 [Case No. CR 09-87-01] (i, ii) He carried out the attack with others calling themselves "Anonymous," a hate group targeting Scientology and others individuals and organizations (iii), including the website of the Prime...

2008-10-17 18:00:12

Federal authorities in Los Angeles say they have charged a New Jersey teenager in a January cyberattack that crashed Church of Scientology Web sites. Dmitriy Guzner, 18, Verona, N.J., was charged Friday and had already agreed to plead guilty in connection with the distributed denial of service attack that swamped the Scientology sites, the U.S. Attorney's office in Los Angeles said in a written statement. Prosecutors said Guzner had considered himself to be part of "Anonymous," an...

2008-07-10 21:00:14

The South Australian government said Friday that the education minister had a right to call Scientologists bastards in a video posted on YouTube. Jane Lomax-Smith made the comments in May when she encountered demonstrators from a group that calls itself Anonymous outside the Church of Scientology headquarters in Adelaide, The Australian reports. Lomax-Smith asked the masked protesters if they were related to people who had been sucked in by Scientology. They should be taxed, the bastards,...

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