Items Tagged with "Anonymous"
October 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines
While the tough sounding rhetoric may work to inspire some followers of Anonymous to join the attacks, other members of the collective have issued warnings that the attacks will simply result in more arrests, stating "We do not want history to repeat itself, and are sincerely worried..."
September 28, 2011 Added by:Scot Terban
Anonymous came up with a new splinter organization that claims to be looking into corporate wrongdoing. This group is called Anonymous Analytics and claims that they are using open source information as well as soliciting leaks/whistleblowers to reveal corporate malfeasance...
September 20, 2011 Added by:Scot Terban
Collectively, groups like Anonymous can manifest a sociopathic or psychopathic potential in certain circumstances. In the case of the actions of Anonymous actors online in their dialogues and statements, they manifest key features of what is considered psychopathic behaviors...
September 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines
Stolen data was published on the website Cryptome, known for its affiliation with the hacktivist collective Anonymous. The leaked data reveals potentially sensitive information about senior intelligence officials from the NSA, CIA, the FBI, and numerous intelligence contractors...
September 09, 2011 Added by:Don Eijndhoven
It is easily conceivable that online collectives such as Anonymous and LulzSec, who are known to harbor militant types, will eventually get bored with relatively innocuous attacks and start targeting digital weak points to critical infrastructure to bring their point across...
September 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines
Anonymous has released an purported Twitter hijacking tool called URGE, posting the source code for the exploit on Github. Using the tool could be considered an illegal act, and those that choose to download and perform Twitter hijacking operations could find themselves facing legal repercussions...
September 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"These attacks have the potential to result in serious harm, particularly to Law Enforcement... Also, this assessment does not take into account the possibility of a higher-level actor providing Anonymous, LulzSec or a similar group with more advanced capabilities..."
August 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"Cybercriminals... are increasingly using DDoS attacks as a diversionary tactic when launching more sophisticated attacks such as those on online banking systems. Complex attacks of this nature are particularly damaging in that they can cause significant losses for the financial institutions..."
August 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines
Scotland Yard has announced the arrest of Peter David Gibson, 22, on charges that the student participated in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks organized by the rogue hacktivist group Anonymous, particularly an attack on the online payment processor Pay Pal late last year...
August 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"Many think of DDoS as a computer network such as a bot network of rogue or infected machines which carry out the orders of whoever controls them. In the case of this specific code, Anonymous only needed to control a single system to begin the attack. The rest is carried out by unwitting accomplices..."
August 22, 2011 Added by:Scot Terban
Virtual Arkham: Explaining Anonymous, LulzSec, and AntiSec Animus in Our Digital Gotham City: Increasingly over the last year or two I have been seeing analogies both literally, and figuratively between the forces at play and all of it is directly affected by the comic book world of Batman...
August 21, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los
Many of you have been trying to make Information Security a board-level priority since you took your positions, but it's been an uphill battle the whole way - then came the hacking calamity seemingly breaking into everything, stealing and pillaging like an invading horde. You saw your chance...
August 17, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los
I know many of my colleagues in infosec sympathize with the Anonymous cause, because it's not too difficult to do so. While I won't comment on how I feel about that - I can tell you I absolutely do not condone the reckless actions and short-sighted activity that leads to more harm than good...
August 15, 2011 Added by:Headlines
Hacktivist group Anonymous has hacked into myBART.org website belonging to San Francisco’s BART system. The attack was an SQL injection which was able to extract more than 2,000 records containing names, usernames, passwords (plain text), emails, phone numbers, addresses and zip codes...
August 14, 2011 Added by:Lenny Zeltser
To understand riots, consider the importance of de-individuation of the mob's participants, the importance of instigating events and the role of the "entrepreneur" in starting the chain reaction of a riot. There are parallels to the dynamics of modern Internet hacktivism...
August 12, 2011 Added by:Scot Terban
Data dumps without context have no real intelligence worth. While this stuff is interesting, it’s certainly not earth shattering. What’s worse is that it makes you all look more and more like the boy who cried wolf than the Deep Throat. This is why I keep harping on Anonymous...