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Chinese Officials Deny Role in Attacks on South Korea

March 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"You can never judge the origin of attackers from the computer's IP address. A professional hacker can launch cyber attacks from everywhere and disguise himself to be any country's citizens," an anonymous Chinese hacker told the Global Times...

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Assault on Westboro Baptist Church Website Continues

March 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The sustained DoS attack, which began on February 21st, represents a record for the Hactivist who is best known for repeated DoS attacks on militant Jihadi websites, as well as an attack on the WikiLeaks website in late November that forced the organization to shuffle Internet hosting providers...

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Digital Kinetic Attacks: Botnets Have Self Destruct Sequence

March 08, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Truly, we are seeing the next generation of early digital warfare at this scale. I expect that in the near future we will see more nastiness surface, and I think it highly likely in the post Stuxnet world, that all of the players are now thinking in much more complex terms on attacks and defenses...

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DDoS Attack Utilizes Self-Destructing Botnet

March 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"One thing is clear: This is a serious piece of malware. It uses resilience techniques to avoid a takedown and even has destructive capabilities in its payload. This year is quickly shaping up to be a period of serious attacks and escalations on the cyberfrontier..."

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WordPress DDoS Attacks Traced to China

March 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Right now there are huge asymmetric risks on the internet because any bad actor, for a few tens of thousands of dollars, has the online equivalent of a dirty nuke and can bring even the largest sites to their knees and silence millions of voices..."

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Hacktivism Makes for Strange Bedfellows

February 24, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Anonymous members and The Jester have publicly traded jabs for several months, each threatening to undermine and expose the other's operations. Strangely enough, they may have had a meeting of the minds when it comes to their mutual disdain for the Westboro Baptist Church...

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FBI Acts on Another Anonymous DDoS Search Warrant

February 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The simple fact is DDoS attacks are illegal because they cause significant damage in much the same way that riots do - a finer point lost on the Anonymous participants. The right to free speech does not include the right to damage the property of others...

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FBI Executes Warrants for Anonymous DDoS Attacks

January 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The Anonymous script-kiddie roundup begins in earnest: FBI agents today executed more than 40 search warrants throughout the United States as part of an ongoing investigation into recent coordinated cyber attacks against major companies and organizations...

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Anonymous Calls UK Arrests a "Declaration of War"

January 27, 2011 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

In what is best described as rhetoric befitting a professional wrestling pay-per-view smack-down teaser, the non-entity known as Anonymous has taken offense with the United Kingdom for having the nerve to enforce their nation's laws, calling the arrests a "serious declaration of war"...

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Anonymous DDoS Participants Arrested in UK

January 27, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Anonymous DDoS attackers are typically teenagers and young adults who have little or no understanding of the risks and legal repercussions that can stem from participating in the attacks, and most operate under the misconception that they can not be identified by authorities...

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Anonymous DDoS Targets Egyptian Government Sites

January 26, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The international script-kiddie ensemble known as Anonymous has turned their DDoS attacks on Egyptian websites. Analysis shows server failure for Egypt's Ministry of the Interior website, and other reports indicate that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology may also have been targeted...Anonymous DDoS Participants Arrested in UK

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Six Hot New Hacks from Black Hat DC 2011

January 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Michael Gregg has assembled his picks for the top six hacks revealed at the Black Hat DC 2011 conference. Dozens of innovative threats were revealed at the conference last week, but Gregg describes these particular exploits as being the "six new hacks that will make your CSO cringe"...

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Hacktivist Confirms Infecting Anonymous DHN.zip File

January 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The hacktivist known only as The Jester (th3j35t3r) has confirmed rumors that he had "infected" the latest version of the tool used by the Anonymous movement to perpetrate a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks...

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Operation:Tunisia Backfires - Activists Rounded Up

January 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The distributed denial of service (DDoS) campaign launched by Anonymous against Tunisian government websites called Operation:Tunisia has completely backfired by putting the lives of the people Anonymous claims to be helping at risk...

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Anonymous Fallacies: To LOIC or Not To LOIC

January 05, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

What really caught my eye is the section in red, the admonition about “if you get caught” This is the most egregious set of instructions that I have ever seen and will only serve to land those of the “hive mind” in courts across the globe with a fair chance at getting truly buggered...

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DDoS Wars: 4chan Downed Again By Another Attack

January 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The message boards of script-kiddie haven 4chan were hit by another distributed denial of service (DDoS) campaign, just one week after suffering significant downtime from a similar attack...

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