Tag: hactivism

Do You Support The Anonymous Hactivists?

Do You Support The Anonymous Hactivists?

| June 14, 2012 | 4 Replies

Tejaswi Agarwal CoolAge – College life on the go. Do you support the Anonymous hactivists? Well, for those of you who don’t know about anonymous, ‘Anonymous‘ is a loosely associated hacktivist group that originated in 2003 on the image board 4chan, representing the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an […]

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Hackers Are Playing The Game For Big Money Jackpots

Hackers Are Playing The Game For Big Money Jackpots

| June 9, 2012 | 2 Replies

Tomer Teller CNBC   Back in 2010, the FBI joined law enforcement agencies across the globe in shutting down a criminal operation that stole some $70 million from U.S. banks. The gang’s weapon of choice was not a machine gun or a set of safe-cracking tools. Instead, the gang relied on the infamous ZeuS Trojan […]

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Anonymous Defector Jennifer Emick Reports Threats and Abuse From Hactivist Group

Anonymous Defector Jennifer Emick Reports Threats and Abuse From Hactivist Group

| June 6, 2012 | 1 Reply

  Herald Sun   WHEN you set out to destroy Anonymous, you would expect retaliation from the activist group. But a war between the group and a former member, who now profits from ratting them out, has descended to violent and vulgar threats against uninvolved children, reports Gizmodo. Jennifer Emick, 40, was an early member of […]

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Anonymous Releases Twitter Identities of Suspected Pedophiles

Anonymous Releases Twitter Identities of Suspected Pedophiles

| June 6, 2012 | 2 Replies

Matt Liebowitz MSNBC – Security News   Anonymous hacktivists are in the midst of a campaign to name and shame suspected pedophiles who allegedly use Twitter to prey on and harass underage children. Named #TwitterPedoRing, the operation began yesterday (June 4), and has already seen data dumps of hundreds of Twitter accounts that Anonymous followers […]

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NYTimes.com Site Vulnerability Allows Attacker to Post Fake Story

NYTimes.com Site Vulnerability Allows Attacker to Post Fake Story

| May 25, 2012 | 3 Replies

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   In this day and age we all depend heavily on the Internet and social networking to stay informed about important happenings around the world and in our own communities. What many people may not realize is the fact that there is a cyber war occurring beneath the covers […]

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A Beginner’s Guide To Joining The Anonymous Hactivist Group

A Beginner’s Guide To Joining The Anonymous Hactivist Group

| May 23, 2012 | 3 Replies

Anonymous Virtual Threat   Questions? So you want to join Anonymous? How to get in contact with others? How do I recognize other Anonymous? Have you been infiltrated? How do I protect my privacy? What is the right thing to do? How many Anonymous are there? Answers So you want to join Anonymous? You can […]

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The Hacker Manifesto – The Mentor (1986)

The Hacker Manifesto – The Mentor (1986)

| May 23, 2012 | Reply

The Mentor Mithral.com   Another one got caught today, it’s all over the papers. “Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal”, “Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering”… Damn kids. They’re all alike. But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950’s technobrain, ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker? Did you ever wonder what […]

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10 Hacking Incidents That Made History

10 Hacking Incidents That Made History

| May 18, 2012 | 1 Reply

Joan Goodchild PC Advisor – UK   Hacking has been around for decades. Today’s crimes are often financially-motivated fraud. Here are ten hacking incidents that made history In our first Rogues Gallery, we looked at ten infamous social engineers — con men who exploited human weaknesses rather than technical vulnerabilities. But there have been computer and network hacks […]

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Anonymous ‘Might Well Be the Most Powerful Organization on Earth’

Anonymous ‘Might Well Be the Most Powerful Organization on Earth’

| May 18, 2012 | 26 Replies

Catherine Solyom NationalPost   Christopher Doyon, a.k.a. Commander X, sits atop a hillside in an undisclosed location in Canada, watching a reporter and photographer make their way along a narrow path to join him, away from the prying eyes of law enforcement. It’s been a few weeks of encrypted emails back and forth, working out […]

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Hackers Bring Down ‘Britain’s FBI’ with Cyber Attack

Hackers Bring Down ‘Britain’s FBI’ with Cyber Attack

| May 8, 2012 | 2 Replies

Rick Dewsbury MailOnline   The Serious Organised Crime Agency’s website was temporarily shut down today after a cyber attack. It was the victim of a scam known as distributed denial of service (DDOS) whereby an internet address is flooded with bogus traffic, effectively making it unreachable. The actions can also jam other websites hosted by […]

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