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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...

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2011-07-15 05:45:00

WikiLeaks filed a formal complaint to the European Commission on Thursday that said payment companies like Visa Europe and MasterCard Inc. violated EU antitrust laws by blocking donations. Visa Europe and MasterCard blocked WikiLeaks from using their networks to collect funds from donors in December 2010. The complaint says Visa and MasterCard breached antitrust provisions set out by Articles 101 and 102 of the EU Treaty. DataCell says the credit card giants engaged in anti-competitive...

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2011-07-12 14:45:00

The notorious hacker group Anonymous broke into the computer systems of a major government contractor - Booz Allen Hamilton - and uploaded 90,000 military email address and passwords onto a file-sharing network Monday. The group announced the attack on Twitter, saying it is part of a campaign to expose government and corporate failure to secure computer networks. The group said in a message that they wiped out 4 gigabytes of Booz Allen source code and stole 90,000 email addresses, although...

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2011-07-12 06:10:00

Senior figures of the hackers' collective Anonymous have threatened an attack to the Metropolitan police's computer systems and those controlled by the UK judicial system, warning that Tuesday will be the "biggest day in Anonymous's history," reports the Guardian. The collective seeks to express its anger over News International's phone hacking and the threatened extradition of Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder. Sabu, a senior figure within the collective who founded the spin-off group...

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2011-07-10 08:35:00

An Icelandic bank that unknowingly provided a way for WikiLeaks supporters to fund the controversial website best known for publishing classified military and diplomatic websites earlier this week has closed the proverbial loophole, according to Reuters reports."¨In a story published Friday, Maria Aspan of the wire service revealed that Valitor had agreed earlier this week to accept payments processed by DataCell, a data hosting service provider and a WikiLeaks supporter. However, bank...

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2011-06-29 05:15:00

MasterCard confirmed on Tuesday that its website had been forced offline by a cyber attack, according to a report by The Telegraph. A Twitter user known as "Ibom Hacktivist" was the first to announce the attack and seemed to take credit for it. He said he was a member of hacking group Anonymous and said that MasterCard was targeted because of its withdrawal of financial services to the whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks. "MasterCard.com DOWN!!!, thats what you get when you mess with @wikileaks...

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2011-06-10 13:45:00

Spanish police arrested three suspected computer hackers who belonged to a loose-knit international hactivist group that has attacked corporate and government websites around the world. Spain's National Police said the three were part of the Spanish section of the famous hacker group called "Anonymous."  Manuel Vazquez, chief of the police's high-tech crime unit, said all three are Spaniards between the ages 30 and 32. Vazquez said a computer server in one of their homes was used to...

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2011-06-06 12:20:00

InfraGard Atlanta Members Alliance said Sunday that about 180 passwords belonging to members of the FBI partner organization have been stolen and leaked to the Internet. Paul Farley, president of the organization, told The Associated Press (AP) that the logins belonged to members of the local chapter of InfraGard, a public-private partnership devoted to sharing information about threats to U.S. physical and Internet infrastructure. "Someone did compromise the website," Farley told AP. "We...

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2011-05-31 05:45:00

Officials at PBS Television said hackers broke into the network's website and posted a phony story about deceased rapper Tupac Shakur. The fake posting claimed Tupac was alive and well and living in New Zealand, and the group that claimed responsibility for the attack complained about a recent "Frontline" news report on WikiLeaks that aired on the public station. The posting, which was put on the site sometime Sunday, was removed by Monday morning, according to PBS officials. PBS vice...

2011-05-09 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the massive WikiLeaks disclosure of sensitive government information, Awareness Technologies Inc. today announced that its InterGuard software suite has been assisting federal agencies for several years in addressing many of the key elements of the security directives and assessment questions outlined in two recent memorandums issued by the Office Of Management and Budget (OMB) in November 2010 and January 2011. As depicted in the...