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Fri
15
Aug
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Most Hackers Hack for 'Fun', Survey Suggests

A new survey suggests that the majority of hackers carry out their work simply because they find it fun and thrilling. The survey also found that only a small portion of hackers do their work in pursuit of financial gain. The survey was carried out ... by Washington-based security firm Thycotic, which asked hackers attending last week's Black Hat conference (held in Las Vegas, Nevada) what motivated them. More than half of the respondents, or 51 per cent, said they hack for the "fun" and "thrill" of it. Just 19 per cent, or about one in five of the hackers surveyed, said ... (view more)

Mon
26
May
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Renowned 'LulzSec' Hacker Could Walk Free

The United States government has recommended the court trying world-renowned hacker Hector Xavier Monsegur -- better known as " Sabu " -- show leniency. It's a controversial recommendation that could see the hacker walk out of court a free man later ... this week. Monsegur has been in custody since 2011. He was once was a part of international hacking group LulzSec , which carried out a series of cyber crimes against major corporations, such as Sony. The group has also waged hacking campaigns against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the U.S. Senate, and Infragard, a security ... (view more)

Tue
21
May
Dennis Faas's picture

Anonymous Members Arrested for Hacking Vatican Site

Law enforcement officials in Italy have reportedly arrested four members of Anonymous. The suspects allegedly carried out attacks on a number of prominent Italian websites and online services. The suspects are all aged between 20 and 34 and were ... placed under arrest in the Italian cities of Turin, Venice, and Bologna. One suspect was arrested in the southern community of Lecce. According to police, the suspects were part of Anonymous Italy, which carried out hacks of prominent commercial and government websites. Some of those sites were owned by the Vatican, Italy's prime minister's office, ... (view more)

Fri
05
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

Anonymous Attacks North Korea Twitter, Flickr Pages

North Korea has been dominating news headlines of late after making threats against both the United States and South Korea. However, global 'hacktivist' organization Anonymous recently launched its own attack on the mysterious Asian nation. ... Specifically, Anonymous has vandalized North Korea's official Twitter and Flickr sites. The hackers also reportedly bypassed the security of a North Korean book and music retailer as well as a national news and information page. North Korea's Flickr Page Defaced After the hack, North Korea's official Flickr page featured a picture of leader Kim Jong-un ... (view more)

Fri
29
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

Anonymous Helper Faces Lengthy Prison Term

Black Creek, Wisconsin, resident Eric J. Rosol faces a lengthy prison term if convicted of helping 'hacktivist' group Anonymous disable Koch Industries websites two years ago. Charles and David Koch run a massive oil and manufacturing conglomerate ... that generates roughly $115 billion in annual revenue. They are prominent libertarians who have reportedly funneled huge sums of cash towards various conservative groups. Anonymous Targets Oil Billionaries That made the Koch Brothers a target for 37-year-old Rosol and Anonymous, who allegedly worked together to close down Koch-owned websites www. ... (view more)

Fri
22
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

'Surf Anonymous Free 2.2.7.8', and 'TSR Watermark Image 2.3.3.4'

Surf Anonymous Free 2.2.7.8 This program is designed to protect your privacy. It hides your Internet activity, making it virtually impossible for someone to steal critical personal information. Bank account data, private photos, and other sensitive ... pieces of information are all made safe from prying eyes. http://www.surfanonymous-free.com TSR Watermark Image 2.3.3.4 Protect your original images with TSR Watermark Image. This is a free program that can be used to add a digital watermark to any photograph or picture. You can adjust the watermark's transparency, size, and shape using this handy ... (view more)

Mon
18
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

Reuters Writer Accused of Teaming Up with Anonymous

One of Reuters' most prominent social media journalists has been accused of conspiring with 'hacktivist' group Anonymous to infiltrate a news website. According to reports, New Jersey's Matthew Keys, 26, provided Anonymous with vital login data that ... allowed Anonymous to bypass the digital security of the Tribune Company. Tribune Company owns KTXL Fox 40, a TV news station in Sacramento, California, where Keys worked. Keys was terminated by KTXL in October 2010, though it's not known why he was fired. (Source: techspot.com ) Disgruntled Employee Turns to Anonymous In December 2010 Keys ... (view more)

Tue
05
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

Anonymous Launches 'Operation Wall Street'

Hacktivist group Anonymous is preparing to wage a new and expansive war on America's major financial institutions. In what it calls "Operation Wall Street," Anonymous says it will carry out attacks designed to expose "the crimes of Goldman Sachs" ... and other, similar firms. "It should be the duty of any Anonymous, any hacker, in solidarity with Occupy, to release the Dox on the CEOs ... (view more)

Fri
22
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

Anonymous' Twitter Account Hacked: Report

It seems like high-profile Twitter accounts have been under siege in recent days. The newest victim: 'hacktivist' group Anonymous. Anonymous has made headlines over the past few years for a series of attacks on major businesses and government sites. ... The group -- which has no formal structure and is made up of individuals largely acting independently -- practices what's known as 'hacktivism,' or politically-charged hacking. Although Anonymous doesn't have an official spokesman, members do issue public statements through a series of social media accounts, including @Anon_Central on Twitter. ... (view more)

Thu
07
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

Anonymous Hacks US Federal Reserve: Report

The US Federal Reserve has confirmed that it recently suffered a cyber attack that resulted in personal data being lost. It's also possible that this information has already been published online. A spokesman for the Federal Reserve said the attack ... was made possible by hackers "exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product." That problem was quickly fixed once officials became aware of it. The spokesman didn't publicly confirm what information was stolen, but did say that the attack failed to negatively impact critical operations. There's no indication the hacking ... (view more)

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