Tag: cyber war

Anonymous Hacker Group Attacks GoDaddy.com

Anonymous Hacker Group Attacks GoDaddy.com

| September 11, 2012 | 1 Reply

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   A member of the Anonymous hacker group claimed responsibility for an attack on sites hosted by GoDaddy.com early Monday morning.  The hacking group claimed that the service provider was targeted because of their support for internet censorship. GoDaddy is responsible for website hosting and DNS services for millions […]

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Anonymous May Attack Energy Companies

Anonymous May Attack Energy Companies

| August 28, 2012 | 3 Replies

Greg Quinn, Bloomber Business Insider   Canadian security agencies have warned energy companies such as Imperial Oil Ltd. their computers may be attacked by the Anonymous hacker group because of the industry’s work developing Alberta’s oil sands, government documents show. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, public safety department and Communications Security Establishment Canada all investigated […]

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Facebook Twitter Role in Syrian Uprising

Facebook Twitter Role in Syrian Uprising

| August 15, 2012 | Reply

  DayPress   PARIS- Facebook Twitter Role in Syrian Uprising.  The battle for Syria is raging on the ground but also on social media, where people on both sides of the conflict are hacking, posting and spamming in a frenzied propaganda war. The Twitter feeds of news organizations have been hacked by pro-regime elements, videos […]

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Anonymous Targets Accounts of Patriot Hactivist ‘The Jester’, th3j35t3r

Anonymous Targets Accounts of Patriot Hactivist ‘The Jester’, th3j35t3r

| July 9, 2012 | 1 Reply

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   There is a war brewing.  This war will be fought on the digital front.  The players are the Anonymous hactivist group and a ‘Patriot Hactivist’ known as The Jester (th3j35t3r). Today the Anonymous hactivist group claims to have managed to take control of several social accounts belonging to ‘Patriot Hactivist’ […]

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6000 Aussie Users Caught in DNSChanger Shutdown

6000 Aussie Users Caught in DNSChanger Shutdown

| July 9, 2012 | Reply

James Hutchinson Secure Business Magazine   6000 Aussie Users Caught in DNSChanger Shutdown. The Australian Communications and Media Authority estimates 6000 Australian internet users could face disconnection when US authorities shut down rogue DNS servers on Monday. Up to four million users are believed to have been infected at the height of the DNSChanger advertising […]

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New Anonymous Leader Will Be Like Tony Soprano

New Anonymous Leader Will Be Like Tony Soprano

| July 9, 2012 | Reply

David Gilbert International Business Times   Anonymous, the loose hacking collective which sprang to worldwide prominence last year, is going through a major change and is waiting for a new leader to emerge – and that leader could model himself on Tony Soprano according to one security expert. Rob Rachwald, director of security strategy with […]

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Internet Blackout Could Affect 300,000 Online Users Today

Internet Blackout Could Affect 300,000 Online Users Today

| July 9, 2012 | Reply

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   Starting Monday,  up to 300,000 users may experience an Internet blackout due to a nasty virus that started circulating the web in 2007. The FBI will shut down the temporary DNS servers that it set up to support users affected by the rogue virus called DNSChanger.  Once those […]

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Meet A Cyber Spec Ops Warrior: th3j35t3r

Meet A Cyber Spec Ops Warrior: th3j35t3r

| June 15, 2012 | 4 Replies

Laura Walker SOFREP   The Jester is a lone-wolf patriot hacker who has been successfully waging a campaign of asymmetrical offensive cyber warfare in support of the United States for two and a half years. Among his known targeted attacks are numerous takedowns of jihadi recruiting websites, Wikileaks, the Westboro Baptist Church, (dragging 20 sites of theirs down […]

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New Hacker Crews Spawned By Anonymous, LulzSec

New Hacker Crews Spawned By Anonymous, LulzSec

| June 15, 2012 | Reply

Elinor Mills CNET   With names like “LulzSec Reborn,” “MalSec,” and “SpexSec,” new hacking crews are cropping up in the wake of LulzSec arrests and Anonymous dissatisfaction. It’s been three months since the arrest of a handful of people accused of conducting denial-of-service and other attacks on police and corporate networks as part of the notorious […]

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Secret Document Warns of Cyber Attack on Canada

Secret Document Warns of Cyber Attack on Canada

| June 10, 2012 | Reply

Andrew Mayeda and Hugo Miller Bloomberg News   A cyber attack on Canada may be on the horizon. Cyber attacks pose a greater risk to Canada’s economic prosperity than the government previously believed and the country lacks the tools to fight hackers, officials warn in internal documents obtained by Bloomberg News. “All new knowledge obtained […]

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