All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Anonymous’

Kristiana Coignard: ‘Anonymous’ Threatens Retaliation After Teen Gunned Down in Police Station

Kristiana Coignard’s shooting death by police officers has one group ready to retaliate. The online hacker group “Anonymous,” which famously retaliates after police shootings, including the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, last year, has promised to seek vengeance on behalf of 17-year-old Kristiana Coignard, who was shot in a Longview, Texas police station lobby last Thursday, allegedly by police …

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Anonymous Takes Aim at North Korea After Sony Hack; George Clooney, Sean Penn Pile On

When Sony Pictures first found its email and other networked systems compromised, it looked like another hacker prank. Emails were leaked, unreleased movies were set free on file sharing sites, and embarrassing inside info made its way to headlines. But the world soon learned that it looked like the hack was the work of an official government cyberattack. As bizarre …

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Jessica Chambers: Is Social Media Helping or Harming Case?

Jessica Chambers may not be with us anymore. Her funeral is over; her friends are trying to find their way back to their normal lives, even with heavy hearts. But the case is far from over. Jessica Chambers — for those of you who haven’t heard — was burned alive by her own car in a rural Mississippi area. When …

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Jessica Chambers: Gas Station Attendant Accused on Social Media Speaks Out

Jessica Chambers died 10 days ago when someone set her and her car on fire on the side of a road in Panola County, Mississippi. Much speculation and innuendo is swirling in the community of people desperate to know what happened to the 19-year-old. The man who may have been one of the last to speak with Jessica Chambers says …

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Jessica Chambers: Anonymous Claims to Have Killer Possibly Identified

[Update: A gas station attendant whose name has been spoken about in the Chambers’ case has spoken out. See that Update here on WebProNews at Jessica Chambers: Gas Station Attendant Accused on Social Media Speaks Out.] Jessica Chambers murder has shocked the nation. Police say they are still hunting for whoever burned the girl alive. But a group that most …

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KKK in Ferguson, Missouri? Pastor Says Yes

Is the KKK in Ferguson, Missouri? The pastor of Michael Brown, Sr.’s church believes that may be true. The church was one of several buildings burned to the ground following the rioting in Ferguson following the grand jury’s decision not to prosecute Darren Wilson, the cop who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. In fact, Pastor Carlton Lee told NBC News that …

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KKK Linked To Ferguson Police Dept. According To Anonymous

The online hacktivist group Anonymous dumped personal information online belonging to alleged members of the Ku Klux Klan. This is just part of the group’s campaign against the white supremacists who threatened to use lethal force against protesters following the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson. Anonymous also claims to have taken over the @KuKluxKlanUSA Twitter account. In …

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Ferguson: Twitter Suspends Anonymous Account That Possibly Outed Wrong Guy, Anon Ceases Doxxing

As tensions spill over in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting of an unarmed teen and the subsequent protests and police response, Twitter has suspended the account of an Anonymous chapter which claimed to have outed the officer involved. Five days ago, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer. Accounts of the incident vary, but what …

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Hidden Cash Philanthropy Is Going Viral

That’s right! I’m here to spread some good news on this lovely Sunday. An anonymous and wealthy property developer in San Francisco with the twitter handle @hiddencash initiated a treasure hunt about a week ago and now it’s spreading internationally. After tweeting Californians clues about where the drop off would be, locals would seek out the site, recover the money-containing …

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Albuquerque Protests Turn Violent

Earlier this month, James Boyd, age 38, was confronted by police officers for illegally camping in the Sandia Foothills in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After a somewhat brief standoff, Boyd and the officers had come to a peaceful agreement of sorts. “All right, don’t change up the agreement,” stated Boyd as he began to gather his belongings. “I’m going to try …

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FBI Anonymous Hackers Net Over 100k Employees’ Info

Reuters and the Atlantic Wire reported today about hacktivist collective Anonymous, which utilized backdoor entry to gain access to over 100,000 government employees’ information. It all started last year, but we learned about it when 28-year-old Lauri Love, a British hacker loosely associated with Anonymous, was arrested in October for stealing the information. Love’s hacking team had installed backdoor malware …

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Typhoon Yolanda Makes Landfall in Philippines

The Philippines has been hit by  powerful pacific storm, Haiyan, which is classified as a super typhoon. The typhoon brought sustained winds that were measured at more than 195 miles per hour before making landfall. The storm sustained one minute winds producing powerful puffs of 230 miles per hour. This typhoon is the most powerful typhoon to make a landfall …

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Million Mask March Protests…Stuff…

Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! So begins many different iterations of poetry derived from the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt by Catholics to depose the Protestant King James I and replaced him with a Catholic head-of-state. The most famous member of this …

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Maryville, Mo Rape Case Receives Special Prosecutor

On January 8, 2012, 14 year old Daisy Coleman and her 13 year old friend, Paige Parkhurst, snuck out Daisy’s home, after consuming stolen alcohol, and went to a party thrown by high school football players. At said party, both Coleman and Parkhurst were given more alcohol to drink, and then were raped by two older football players. A third …

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Facebook Did Not Intentionally Block Tor

Tor has become a tool of free expression in parts of the world where citizens can not speak freely against their government. Many use the anonymous Web network to share information and updates with the rest of the world via social networks like Facebook and Twitter. What happens then when one of those social networks blocks Tor? That very question …

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Anonymous Announces #OpPetrol, Targets Oil Industry

Anonymous has a bone to pick with the oil industry. Via various Anonymous related YouTube channels, the hacktivist group announced Operation Petrol this week. As the name implies, Anonymous will be targeting the oil industry. What’s interesting about this particular operation is that it’s not being contained to one country or area. Anonymous is calling on members worldwide to target …

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Anonymous Defaces NAMBLA Web Site As Part Of #OpAlice

Anonymous has a history with child predators. The hacktivist group frequently targets them during its operations, but it’s now launching a massive attack on numerous Web sites as part of a new operation. Anonymous announced today that it has taken down the North American Man/Boy Love Association’s Web site in protest of Alice Day. The unofficial holiday, originally known as …

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Australia Claims To Have Nabbed LulzSec Leader, Anonymous Says They Nabbed A Troll

Just last week, a member of LulzSec was sentenced for his part in the Sony Pictures hack in 2011 that saw information from the site being spread across the Internet. Now Australia says it’s nabbed another member of the notorious hacking group. The Australian Federal Police announced yesterday evening that they arrested Matt Flannery, a 24-year-old IT professional from Point …

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Anonymous Hacks North Korea’s Twitter, Flickr Accounts

Did you know North Korea has a Twitter and flickr account? The nation uses these accounts to spread its propaganda, but recent world events have made the nation’s online presence a target for hackers. The Guardian reports that North Korea’s Twitter and flickr accounts have been compromised by hackers claiming to be a part of Anonymous. The reasoning behind the …

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Anonymous Hacked By Rival Hacker Collective

Over the past few days, a number of high profile brands and people have had their Twitter accounts hacked. Burger King was the first to fall victim to the hacks with Donald Trump’s personal account following a day later. Now the latest victim is connected with the group responsible for the hacks. BBC News reports that the popular Anonymous Central …

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Anonymous Hacks State Department, Leaks Database

#OpLastResort continues as a branch of Anonymous continues its war against the U.S. government in response to the death of Aaron Swartz. The last major offensive saw Anonymous hacking the Fed and releasing banker records on the net. In its latest attempt to get the government’s attention, Anonymous announced that it hacked the State Department . To top if off, …

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Anonymous Launches #opSOTU: Plans To Kill State Of The Union Address Live Stream

President Obama will be meeting before a joint session of Congress tonight to deliver the annual State of the Union address. The address will be streamed live on the Internet to the millions of Americans who will be tuning in to hear the president talk about what the future holds. If a certain hacking collective has its way, however, nobody …

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Turns Out Anonymous Did Hack Into The Federal Reserve

On Sunday evening, Anonymous leaked over 4,000 banker profiles it claimed to have stolen from the federal reserve. The information contained names, addresses, IP addresses, hashed passwords and other sensitive information. Now the federal reserve has confirmed the hack, but says no “critical functions” were affected. ZDNet reports that the Federal Reserve sent out notices to affected individuals earlier this …

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Anonymous Leaks Banker Executive Info It Stole From The Federal Reserve

Last week, Anonymous began #OpLastResort in response to the suicide of Aaron Swartz. The hacktivist collective demanded cyber crime reform and threatened to unlock an encrypted file that may contain potentially classified information if their demands were not met. Long story short, their demands were not met, so Anonymous has kicked it up a notch. Last night during the Super …

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#OpLastResort Is Anonymous’ Latest Fight Against U.S. Government

Ever since the death of Aaron Swartz, hacktivist collective Anonymous has been on the warpath against those it blames for his death. MIT’s Web site was immediately taken offline and defaced in the wake of his death, but now Anonymous is going after a much bigger entity – the U.S. government. Over the weekend, Anonymous hacked and defaced ussc.gov – …

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Anonymous Blames Kim Dotcom For The Closure Of NinjaVideo

Members of Anonymous have been huge supporters of Kim Dotcom since the feds took down Megaupload in early 2012. The collective even engaged one of its largest operations to date in defense of the site. Now the same group is calling Dotcom a “snitch.” What happened to bring about this sudden change? For those who have been following the legal …

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Anonymous Starts #OpAngel To Protect Aaron Swartz’ Funeral From WBC

Well known Internet activist Aaron Swartz died over the weekend after committing suicide. His funeral will take place today, and Westboro Baptist Church has made it clear that it plans to picket at it. Anonymous isn’t going to let that happen. The hacktivist group, who most recently hacked MIT in honor of Swartz, announced on Monday that its starting #OpAngel …

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Anonymous Hacks MIT In Honor Of Aaron Swartz, Academics Protest With #PDFTribute

As you are all probably aware of by now, noted online activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide this weekend. An investigation is underway, but his family and others are saying he did it to avoid a lengthy trial and possible prison sentence over his online publishing of academic journals from JSTOR and MIT. In honor of Swartz’ memory, Anonymous has hacked …

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Anonymous Leaks Video Of Football Players Making Fun Of Rape Victim

2012 proved to be the year that Anonymous turned away from solely targeting governments and corporations, and became somewhat of an online vigilante force. The hacker collective now targets those that they feel the law isn’t punishing, and takes matters into their own hands. Their latest target may also be the most disturbing yet. As you are probably aware of …

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Twitter Suspends Top Anonymous Account for Terms Violation [UPDATED]

UPDATE: They’re back. And yes, it was the leaking of Westboro members’ personal info that did it. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: @YourAnonNews, online hacktivist group Anonymous’ most popular Twitter account, has been suspended. It appears to have happened just before noon ET. Popular but significantly less popular Anonymous account @Anon_Central has published what they say is Twitter’s official reply to the @YourAnonNews …

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