Tag Archives: hactivism

Anonymous Hackers Target CEOs in Operation Wall Street

Anonymous Hackers Target CEOs in Operation Wall Street

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Anonymous hackers have launched ‘Operation Wall Street’, a new protest started by the loosely organized hactivist collective against the US government, Wall Street and the financial services industry. The operation is a call to all Anonymous “members” and citizens of the world and seeks justice for the “innocent and exploited people being forced into homelessness” because of the “crimes of Goldman …

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Anonymous Hackers Have Access to U.S. Government Classified Databases

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

Catherine Solyom NationalPost Anonymous hackers have keys to the kingdom … The world needs to be concerned. 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 …

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M.I.T. Hackers Pay Tribute to Reddit Co-Founder Aaron Swartz

M.I.T. Hackers Pay Tribute to Reddit Co-Founder Aaron Swartz

Nicole Perlroth NYTimes Bits Blog   Anonymous, the loose collective of hackers, attacked the Web site of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Sunday, in a tribute to Aaron Swartz, the 26-year-old technology programmer who killed himself on Friday. Mr. Swartz, a passionate advocate for the freedom of information, helped create Reddit and RSS technology, and was something of an “Internet …

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Evade Government Surveillance Stay Anonymous Online

Evade Government Censorship and Remain Anonymous Online

  Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Why stay anonymous online?  In today’s society there are people and automated devices that are recording your deepest, most private thoughts and activities. Each day we voluntarily divulge the most intimate details of our lives through social networking accounts, email, banking apps, online games and more. In addition, governments and corporations can censor …

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Anonymous Spokesman Barrett Brown Indicted For Sharing Link on IRC

Anonymous Spokesman Barrett Brown Indicted For Sharing Link on IRC

DJ Pangburn Death and Taxes   Last week a federal grand jury indicted Barrett Brown, the former self-styled spokesman of Anonymous, on 12 charges relating to the Stratfor hack spearheaded by Jeremy Hammond. One of the charges pertains to Brown sharing a link related to the Stratfor hack. It seems that when Anonymous hacked the “global intelligence” firm, they posted …

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Anonymous Hactivists Plan Wikileaks Clone Called TYLER

Anonymous Hactivists Plan Wikileaks Clone Called TYLER

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   A member of the Anonym0us hacking collective announced the group is planning to set up an enhanced Wikileaks clone service by the end of 2012. According to The Hacker News, the Wikileaks competitor is scheduled to be launched on December 21st of this year.  A representative for the hacktivist group, claiming to speak on behalf of …

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The Jester’s OSINT Tools Include Maltego Creepy and Spokeo

The Jester's OSINT Tools Include Maltego Creepy and Spokeo

  Infosecurity Magazine   Jester (th3j35t3r) describes himself as a patriotic cyber activist. He spends his time trying to find and take down what he considers to be enemies of the USA, ranging from Wikileaks and Anonymous to militant Islamic websites. Jester’s identity is not publicly known. Many suspect that he works with law enforcement, but outside of the law …

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Estonian Government Threatened With Anonymous Cyber Attack

Anonymous Threatened Estonian Government With Possible Cyber Attack

Mohit Kumar The Hacker News   Anonymous Hackers AnonSwedenOp posted a video on YouTube on October 8 where it threatened the Estonian government with a possible Anonymous cyber attack. “Estonian government had sacrificed its own people instead of helping its own people, Estonian government has channelled money to helping Greece that is much better off.” “Estonia says that it doesn’t have money …

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Harvard Hacked By Project WestWind and Team GhostShell

Harvard Hacked By Project WestWind and Team GhostShell

Mathew Clarida The Harvard Crimson   A team of hackers protesting the state of modern higher education has released data mined from the servers of Harvard and at least 100 other major universities. The Harvard hacked data was posted online Monday morning under the heading ‘Project WestWind’ by a band of hackers known as Team GhostShell. The release stated that …

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Government Programs Convert Teen Hackers to CyberPatriots

Government Programs Convert Teen Hackers to CyberPatriots

Aliya Sternstein NextGov   Government Programs Convert Teen Hackers to CyberPatriots. Reports that students suspected of hacking Sony Corp.’s Web assets were simultaneously participating in cyber defense contests suggests, to some, a need for young cyberwarriors to learn Cybercrime 101 at an early age. Federal agencies need tens of thousands of computer whizzes educated in network protection and offensive techniques who …

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