anonymous

Mon
12
Mar
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High-Profile Hackers Hit By Malware

Members of the hacking group Anonymous have apparently been duped into installing malware on their own machines. The malicious software was disguised as an update to one of the main tools used by the group. Anonymous has little or no formal ... structure; it's often described as an idea rather than an organization. Members generally take action as a form of protest rather than in pursuit of financial gain, portraying most of their victims as opponents of Internet freedoms. The most common tactic used by Anonymous is the distributed denial of service attack. This involves using a network of ... (view more)

Tue
27
Dec
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US Think Tank Hacked by Anonymous

International hacking group Anonymous has struck again, this time infiltrating a US-based security think tank. Experts believe the group made off with email, home addresses, and credit card information. The think tank in question is Stratfor (which ... stands for "Strategic Forcasting") based in Austin, Texas. It's an economic, military and political consulting group that dispenses high-level advice, reports and analyses for which a who's who list of subscribers in the security industry and elsewhere are more than willing to pay. Confidential Client List Includes Army, MSNBC Experts ... (view more)

Thu
11
Aug
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Facebook Takedown Threat Likely a Hoax

Hackers calling themselves members of the Anonymous group claim they intend to take down Facebook on November 5th, 2011. The threat was originally made in a video posted on YouTube several weeks ago, which now has more than a million viewers. Those ... who posted the video have since attempted to get other members of Anonymous to back the attack. The video clip complains about Facebook's handling of personal data and its lack of privacy controls. It also attacks the site for allegedly handing over information to governments in the Middle East and North Africa. (Source: youtube.com ) It's ... (view more)

Wed
13
Jul
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US Defense Contractor Besieged by Hackers

A high-profile hacking group has published what it claims are 90,000 email addresses and password combinations belonging to a government contractor. The group also says it deleted back-up data from the organization's servers. The leak comes from the ... Anonymous group, previously known for its battles with the Scientology movement and the Westboro Baptist Church. Recently, it began a campaign known as "Antisec" (anti-security) alongside members of the previously-disbanded LulzSec group. Anonymous retrieved thee email details from the network of Booz Allen Hamilton, an engineering and ... (view more)

Thu
17
Feb
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Hackers Publish 70k Stolen Emails of Security Firm

A week after pro-WikiLeaks hacker organization 'Anonymous' reportedly infiltrated one of the security firms investigating their activity, the group has now published more than 70,000 emails stolen during that initial attack. Some of the messages ... reveal staggering details that could hurt the targeted company's reputation. HBGary Federal is an American security company investigating Anonymous, which late last year admitted responsibility for a series of hacks against major financial institutions, including Visa and MasterCard . All of the targeted institutions had, at the time, recently ... (view more)

Tue
08
Feb
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Pro-WikiLeaks Hackers Target Security Firm

A security company investigating cyber attacks by the pro-WikiLeaks group 'Anonymous' have been hacked. Anonymous, which has been accused of hacking websites owned by financial institutions that once supported but have since abandoned their ... associations with WikiLeaks, boasted of the attack on Twitter. HBGary Federal is a security research company that has been working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) towards identifying and prosecuting the leaders of Anonymous, an underground organization of hackers which stand accused of attacking Visa, Mastercard International and PayPal. All ... (view more)

Tue
01
Jul
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Addiction Recovery 2.0

Major recovery organizations have been using the Internet to help individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. An increasing number of support groups are springing up all over the web with one goal: to provide online, 24/7 assistance to ... people recovering from some form of substance abuse. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, almost 2 million people this year will find themselves entering some kind of rehabilitation for abuse of various drugs or alcohol. In the past 70 years or so, these alcoholics and addicts would have left various rehabilitation ... (view more)

Wed
30
Jan
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'Anonymous' Attacks On Scientology

A group of hackers has been carrying out threats against the Church of Scientology. The attacks are in response to the religion's efforts to remove a video originally posted on YouTube and Gawker, which featured Tom Cruise praising the attributes of ... Scientology. (Source: canada.com ) Working under the name Anonymous, the group has posted several videos on YouTube in which it threatens to drive the Church off the Internet and out of existence. In the first video, released last week, ominous storm clouds churn over a building (presumably a Scientology office) while a computerized voice delivers ... (view more)

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