Items Tagged with "Hacktivist"


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We Don’t Need Cyber-Vigilante Justice

June 15, 2012 Added by:Andy Willingham

You see what made me so mad? It wasn’t the release of the PII of all those innocent people, it was their reason for doing it. They reported a web site vulnerability and it wasn’t fixed, so they decided to post PII of thousands of people on the internet. Who put them in the role of deciding who wins and who loses?

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LulzSec Hacker Indicted for Conspiracy to Conduct Cyber Attacks

June 14, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The indictment alleges that Ryan Cleary controlled a large botnet of potentially hundreds of thousands of units to conduct DDoS attacks and would rent out his botnet for certain time periods in exchange for money from individuals interested in conducting DDoS attacks targeting specific victims...

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LulzSec Reborn vs Twitter and OAuth Security Issues

June 13, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The third-party authentication process implements the open standard for authorization, or OAuth, that allows users to share private resources stored on one site with another. The hack raises a serious question regarding the security level ensured by third-party authentication processes...

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Warner Bros, China Telecom and US Navy Hacks

June 05, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

It seems that the company was aware of the principal vulnerabilities in their systems, and lack of patching opened the way to the exploit. The hackers discovered in the Warner Bros network a presentation, prepared by the Technical Operations department, for a security audit...

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Cybersecurity Outlook: 2012 Summer Olympic Games

June 04, 2012

Scams, malware campaigns and attacks will continue to grow in scale and complexity as the 27 July opening ceremony in London draws near. Event organizers, sponsors and British authorities continue to increase their physical and cybersecurity awareness as the event approaches...

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Philippine - China Cyber War: Silic Leader Doxed and Frustrated

June 03, 2012 Added by:Jay Turla

A few weeks ago, busabos from the Anonymous #OccupyPhilippines defaced two government websites from China and posted the pictures and details of Wang Lei a.k.a y0c0 smart, the leader of the Silic Group Hacker Army and the admin of blackbap.com which is the forum site of Silic Group Hacker Army...

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Romanian Authorities Arrest Suspected Anonymous Members

May 29, 2012 Added by:Headlines

When asked about the threat of arrest, Balaneasa said: "Romanian authorities (most of them) are just too stupid. I wonder what else they are taking seriously, besides hacking... Afraid? NEVER. We will fight to the end. And to be honest, all they will 'catch' may be clips of themselves sucking their own finger..."

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FBI Warns Companies of Anonymous DDoS Attacks

May 25, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The Cyber Division of the FBI warned several large corporations of the potential for DDoS and data exfiltration attacks scheduled for today, May 25. The attacks are being coordinated by the rogue movement Anonymous in an an exercise termed "Operation NewSon"...

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Patriot Hackers, Cyber Vigilantes, and Shot Placement

May 25, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Governments need to get a handle on this. If they want patriot hacker units, then they will have them and they will be controlled. As opposed to the Batman vigilante model that we now have here. If they did this, there would be plenty of volunteers and it might be a good thing...

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Anonymous Claims Department of Justice Hack, Data Dump

May 22, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The department is looking into the unauthorized access of a website server operated by the Bureau of Justice Statistics that contained data from their public website. The... website has remained operational throughout this time. The department’s main website... was not affected..."

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Not Totally Sure What Just Happened...

May 16, 2012 Added by:ʞɔopuooq ʇuıɐs

As I watched, the conspiracies mounted – one of my favorites is that Smedley is in fact me and I am cashing out or something, so I decided to up the ante. I (probably stupidly in hindsight) unpublished my blog posts and deactivated my twitter to lend credibility to Smedley's claims...

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Has Anonymous Infiltrated the US Government?

May 16, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

"Right now we have access to every classified database in the U.S. government. It’s a matter of when we leak the contents of those databases, not if. You know how we got access? We didn’t hack them. The access was given to us by the people who run the systems…"

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Has Patriot Hacker The Jester (th3j35t3r) Been Doxed?

May 14, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The content on a website maintained by anit-jihadi hacker The Jester (th3j35t3r) has been deleted and the hacktivist's Twitter account has been mysteriously taken down, and the events have sent the Twittersphere into a frenzy of conjecture... Has The Jester been doxed?

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Space Agencies Confirm Network Intrusions

May 10, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“NASA security officials detected an intrusion into the site on April 20... The agency takes the issue of IT security very seriously and at no point was sensitive or controlled information compromised. NASA has made significant progress to better protect the agency’s IT systems..."

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The Pirate Bay Labels DDoS Attacks as Censorship

May 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Critics of DDoS attacks conducted by movements like Anonymous have long held that it is hypocritical to profess the defense of free speech by engaging in a tactic that undermines one's right to freely communicate, whether the interest is sociopolitical or an effort to engage in commerce...

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Anonymous Reloaded: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

May 04, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Anonymous must be analyzed with a multidisciplinary approach, it is an amorphous creature that quickly changes and is able to adapt its behavior to the context needed for successful attacks, thanks to the large and heterogeneous participation in its collective...

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