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LulzSec Brought Down by Own Leader

LulzSec Brought Down by Own Leader

| March 8, 2012 | 3 Replies

Jana Winter FoxNews.com   EXCLUSIVE: Law enforcement agents on two continents swooped in on top members of the infamous computer hacking group LulzSec early this morning, and acting largely on evidence gathered by the organization’s brazen leader — who sources say has been secretly working for the government for months — arrested three and charged two […]

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Chicago Hacker Tied to Anonymous

Chicago Hacker Tied to Anonymous

| March 8, 2012 | 4 Replies

Chuck Sudo Chicagoist.com   Jeremy Hammond, the Bridgeport resident arrested yesterday in connection with the international investigation into hacktivist collectives Anonymous and LulzSec, is no stranger to being investigated by authorities for his computer skills or to being in prison.   According to the Sun-Times, Hammond’s rap sheet includes “a conviction for burning a 2016 Olympics […]

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SEC Shows VeriSign Hacks Went Unreported

SEC Shows VeriSign Hacks Went Unreported

| March 8, 2012 | Reply

Joseph Menn The Sydney Morning Herald    VeriSign, the company in charge of delivering people safely to more than half the world’s websites, has been hacked repeatedly by outsiders who stole undisclosed information from the leading internet infrastructure company. The previously unreported breaches occurred in 2010 at the Reston, Virginia-based company, which is ultimately responsible […]

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Anonymous Targeting Power Grid?

Anonymous Targeting Power Grid?

| March 8, 2012 | Reply

Rosa Prince The Telegraph   The Anonymous hacking group may soon have the ability to launch an attack on global power networks, a US official has warned. The claim was immediately rejected by the loosely-linked group of hackers, who accused the National Security Agency of “fear-mongering” after its director, General Keith Alexander, made the claims in […]

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Hackers Show Porn on Best Buy TVs

Hackers Show Porn on Best Buy TVs

| March 8, 2012 | 1 Reply

Chris Cato News Channel 7   GREENVILLE, S.C. – Best Buy’s corporate office is apologizing for the incident that was apparently witnessed by numerous customers, including young children. “It was extremely, extremely pornographic image,” customer Gloria Berg says.  ”I think even the word ‘pornographic’ doesn’t cover it.  I have never watched pornography, so I don’t […]

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Anonymous Hacks Combined Systems

Anonymous Hacks Combined Systems

| March 8, 2012 | Reply

VirtualThreat VirtualThreat.com   In a bold move the hacker activist group called Anonymous has rooted, defaced, and ultimately removed Combined Systems servers from the internet.  This pounding came on the same date as a well-known uprising in Bahrain.  Founded in 1981, Combined Systems, Inc. (CSI), is a U.S.-based firm that supports military forces and law […]

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Anonymous Group Destroys CIA.gov (video)

Anonymous Group Destroys CIA.gov (video)

| March 8, 2012 | 1 Reply

RT.com   Following Friday’s crippling of the CIA’s official government website, an alleged member of Anonymous has uploaded a video explaining how the collective crushed the agency’s online presence — and why the CIA should have been ready. A distributed denial of service, or DDoS attack, brought CIA.gov down for hours late last week, in […]

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Anonymous Plagues Authorities

Anonymous Plagues Authorities

| March 8, 2012 | Reply

Michael Hatamoto DailyTech   Hacker groups connected with Anonymous systematically pick off high-profile targets The collective hacker group Anonymous has continued its online assault against high profile targets ranging from companies to state and federal governments. In their most recent attacks, Anonymous bumped the CIA’s website offline for a short time, while also targeting people […]

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