Hacktivist group Anonymous took control of the U.S. Sentencing Commission website Friday, January 25 in a new campaign called "Operation Last Resort." It appears that via the U.S. government website, Anonymous had distributed encrypted government files and left a statement on the website that de-encryption keys would be publicly released (thus releasing the as-yet unknown information held on the stolen files) if the U.S. government did not comply with Anonymous' ultimatum demands for legal reform.Read more »
Voting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year was just the beginning. Now a group of Internet Relay Chat (IRC) users have manipulated the public poll to spell a message with the first letter of each candidate's name.
The hackers spelled “KJU GAS CHAMBERS” by voting candidates such as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New Jersey governor Chris Christie to the top of Time’s poll, using a Java script created by IRC user _js5.Read more »
In the digital age, war isn't contained to the ground. The Israeli government on Sunday said it has been hit with more than 44 million cyberattacks since it began aerial strikes on Gaza last week. Anonymous, the hacker collective, claimed responsibility for taking down some sites and leaking passwords because of what it calls Israel's "barbaric, brutal and despicable treatment" of Palestinians. The war is being fought on three fronts," Carmela Avner, Israel's chief information officer, said on Sunday in a press release.Read more »
A Dallas man is believed to be in federal custody after allegedly threatening an FBI agent on the internet. That person, Barrett Brown is also a sometime spokesman for the “hacktivist” group called “Anonymous.”Read more »
A federal grand jury in Los Angeles has indicted a 20-year-old British citizen on charges related to attacks by the LulzSec hacking group against the Fox and PBS television networks and Sony's film and TV studio. Ryan Cleary, who is already in custody in the United Kingdom where he faces prosecution over similar charges, is accused of joining other members of LulzSec in using hacked computers, known as a "botnet", to steal confidential information, deface websites or attack servers. He was indicted on Tuesday. "Cleary is a skilled hacker.Read more »
Soon after the news broke yesterday (March 6) about the arrest and cooperation of turncoat Anonymous and Lulzsec hacker Hector Xavier Monsegur, known online as "Sabu," the Justice Department released chatroom transcripts that imply the FBI knew in advance of the devastating attack in December upon the Austin, Texas geopolitical analysis firm Strategic Forecasting, Inc.Read more »
Unemployed 28-year-old New Yorker Hector Xavier Monsegur AKA "Sabu" was the de facto King of Anonymous and the head of LulzSec, easily the most notorious and influential hacker alive today. And he just turned in his people to the FBI.Read more »
Anonymous has turned its attentions from corporations to pedophiles with the news that the hacktivist group has taken down multiple child pornography sites, including one of the largest known, with account details of its 1589 users being posted online as evidence.Read more »
Anonymous has broken into computer systems of Syria’s Ministry of Presidential Affairs, with the hack collective exposing hundreds of emails including briefings to the Syrian president about the “easily manipulated ” American psyche. Around 78 inboxes were targeted late at the weekend, Haaretz reports, belonging to presidential aides and other advisors at the Ministry. Not content with leaking the messages, Anonymous also revealed all of the passwords the loosely-associated online activist organization had acquired.Read more »
Hackers release private FBI call about hackers. FBI states that a phone call wasn't hacked, it was "illegally obtained" :=)Read more »
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