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Anonymous Hacker Group Attacks GoDaddy.com

Anonymous Hacker Group Attacks GoDaddy.com

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 …

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Anonymous May Attack Energy Companies

Anonymous May Attack Energy Companies

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 …

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Facebook Twitter Role in Syrian Uprising

Facebook Twitter Role in Syrian Uprising

  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 …

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6000 Aussie Users Caught in DNSChanger Shutdown

6000 Aussie Users Caught in DNSChanger Shutdown.

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 …

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New Anonymous Leader Will Be Like Tony Soprano

New Anonymous Leader Will Be Like Tony Soprano

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, …

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Internet Blackout Could Affect 300,000 Online Users Today

Internet Blackout Could Affect 300,000 Online Users Today

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 …

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Meet A Cyber Spec Ops Warrior: th3j35t3r

Meet A Cyber Spec Ops Warrior: th3j35t3r ( The Jester )

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 …

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New Hacker Crews Spawned By Anonymous, LulzSec

New Hacker Crews Spawned By Anonymous, LulzSec

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 …

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Secret Document Warns of Cyber Attack on Canada

Secret Document Warns of Cyber Attack on Canada

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 …

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