Source: Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica
Most members of Anonymous would prefer to stay, well, anonymous. But as the group has engaged in increasingly high-profile attacks on government and corporate websites, doing so effectively and staying out of harm’s way have become an ever-growing challenge.
Tag Archives: Hacktivism
Source: Andy Greenberg, Forbes
Exactly six weeks from today, Anonymous will pull off its greatest and most destructive stunt of all time: Taking down the 13 servers that act as the core address book for everything from the Web to email.
Source: Suzanne Tindal, ZDNet
A survey by Arbor Networks has shown that service providers dealing with distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks believe them to be ideologically motivated, rather than financially motivated or acts of vandalism.
Source: Darlene Storm, Computer World
Symantec had said it would pay $50,000 to a group of hackers associated with Anonymous and AntiSec in order to keep its source code from being leaked online.
Citizen Lab Post-Doctoral Fellow Stefania Milan attended the 28th Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin (28C3). The Congress is a four-day event on technology, society and utopia organised by the Chaos Computing Club (CCC).
Thousands of British email addresses and encrypted passwords, including those of defence, intelligence and police officials as well as politicians and Nato advisers, have been revealed on the internet following a security breach by hackers.
One year ago, on November 28, 2010, five major newspapers including The New York Times and The Guardian simultaneously published the first 220 of 251,287 confidential US diplomatic cables collected by the whistle-blower organization known as WikiLeaks. Many things have changed since then, including our perception of hacktivism and of its role in the cyberpower game.
Source: Dane Schiller, Houston Chronicle
An international group of online hackers is warning a Mexican drug cartel to release one of its members, kidnapped from a street protest, or it will publish the identities and addresses of the syndicate’s associates, from corrupt police to taxi drivers, as well as reveal the syndicates’ businesses.
Source: The New Scientist
The recent arrests of members of the hacker groups LulzSec and Anonymous raise basic issues that date back to long before the birth of the computer, let alone the internet.