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Jan
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Anonymous PayPal Hackers Jailed in UK

Two men claiming to belong to the loosely-organized international 'hacktivist' group Anonymous have now been sentenced to jail terms in England. The men were convicted of carrying out distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in support of ... WikiLeaks. The convicted men include 22-year-old Christopher Weatherhead and 28-year-old Ashley Rhodes. They were found guilty of conspiring to impair the operation of computers. Weatherhead received an 18-month jail term, while Rhodes was sentenced to seven months behind bars. (Source: bbc.co.uk ) PayPal 'Stung' by DDoS Attack According to British ... (view more)

Mon
14
Jan
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Anonymous Seeks Obama's Approval for DDoS Attacks

Hacktivist group Anonymous is reportedly seeking approval from the United States government for its politically-motivated hacking activities. The shadowy organization recently submitted a petition to U.S. President Barack Obama seeking his 'thumbs ... up' for the group's future distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Specifically, Anonymous wants President Obama to recognize DDoS attacks as a legal form of protest. Anonymous: Nothing Illegal About DDoS Anonymous claims that such attacks should not be considered illegal hacking. Instead, the group believes that kind of behavior should be ... (view more)

Mon
24
Dec
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Anonymous Wages War on Westboro Baptist Church

'Hacktivist' group Anonymous is apparently waging a cyber war against the Westboro Baptist Church. The stated reason: Church members recently threatened to demonstrate their approval of the Sandy Hook, Connecticut, murders by attending the funerals ... of the victims. Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is an independent religious organization based in Topeka, Kansas. Its members have previously been known to picket the funerals of soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. God Hates Gays, Church Says The Church's doctrine states that soldiers' deaths overseas and the recent Sandy Hook killings are ... (view more)

Wed
07
Nov
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Anonymous Attacks Security Firm Symantec: Report

The hacking group Anonymous claims it successfully stole data from security firm Symantec on Monday, November 5, 2012. However, Symantec denies the claim. Anonymous also claims to have gained access to servers belonging to ImageShack, a service that ... hosts pictures online. However, there has been no independent confirmation of that reported security breach, either. November 5th is an important date for Anonymous because it marks the anniversary of Guido 'Guy' Fawkes' attempt to blow up the English Parliament buildings in 1606. In England the event is remembered as 'Guy Fawkes Day.' Over time ... (view more)

Tue
30
Oct
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TYLER: Anonymous' New Wikileaks-Style Service

According to a new report, the international political hacking group Anonymous wants to start a new service similar to Julian Assange's Wikileaks. The new service would reportedly expose the secrets of governments and major corporations. The effort ... would be right in line with Anonymous' established penchant for carrying out attacks against the UK government , Church of Scientology, and internationally-recognized firms like Visa, MasterCard, and Sony. Financial, Legal Troubles Sideline Assange Anonymous' new service is important because Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been sidelined by ... (view more)

Wed
17
Oct
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Anonymous Unmasks Alleged Cyber Bully

One of the most tragic news stories in recent days involves 15-year-old Amanda Todd, who committed suicide after being bullied online. Now, 'hacktivist' group Anonymous has attempted to expose the person it feels was responsible for Todd's death. ... It's believed Todd committed suicide after being bullied by a man who posted unseemly photos of her online. According to reports, the man even sent the pictures to Todd's friends. That prompted Todd to release a YouTube video indicating that the photo had completely ruined her reputation, making it impossible for her to make or maintain friendships ... (view more)

Mon
15
Oct
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Wikileaks Requests Website Visitors Donate Cash

Controversial document-sharing site Wikileaks is now asking visitors for donations before they are allowed to view files. The move has reportedly angered some supporters, including the high-profile 'hacktivist' group Anonymous. Wikileaks holds ... millions of leaked government and corporate documents and makes them available for public viewing. The organization's database allegedly includes a quarter of a million diplomatic cables from US embassies. Its holdings and its use of them make Wikileaks, quite possibly, the most controversial website on the Internet right now. Wikileaks Facing Financial ... (view more)

Wed
12
Sep
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Major GoDaddy Outage: Cause Remains Unclear

Web hosting company GoDaddy suffered an outage this week that knocked thousands of small business websites offline. It appears hackers may have been responsible, but at the moment it's unclear exactly who was behind the attack. GoDaddy is best known ... for helping users register domain names, also called URLs or website addresses. However, GoDaddy also hosts millions of large and small websites, physically storing the data for the site's pages on GoDaddy's computers. GoDaddy Sites Down For Hours GoDaddy's customer websites and email services began suffering "intermittent outages" on ... (view more)

Mon
30
Apr
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Anonymous a Major Concern for IT Pros: Survey

A new survey shows that most IT professionals are very concerned at present about the activities of 'hacktivist' groups like Anonymous. According to the study's results, about six in every ten IT pros believe members of hacktivist cells are most ... likely to attack enterprise-wide computer systems. But the specialists don't believe that's the most worrisome threat they face. The survey was carried out by Bit9, a company that calls itself "the global leader in Advanced Threat Protection." IT Pros Believe Hacktivists Most Likely to Attack Bit9's recently released report shows that 61 per cent of ... (view more)

Mon
09
Apr
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Anonymous Kills Downing Street, Home Office Sites

The international hacking group Anonymous has targeted the British government with a recent string of attacks. As a result, websites for both the United Kingdom's Home Office and for Downing Street were disabled. Anonymous , which is a loose ... collective of hackers from locations around the world, has become quite renowned in recent years. Members of the group, who call themselves "hacktivists" rather than straight-up hackers, have targeted credit card companies, copyright protection agencies, and even the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). They prefer the term "hacktivists" because their ... (view more)

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