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Anonymous Announces Operation Defense Phase II In Response To CISPA Anonymous Announces Operation Defense Phase II In Response To CISPA
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I told a friend last night that it wouldn’t be long before Anonymous reacted to the news of CISPA passing the House. I was right with Anonymous uploading a new video today that announces Operation Defense Phase II. If you …

Anontune: How Anonymous Hopes To Change Music On The Internet Anontune: How Anonymous Hopes To Change Music On The Internet
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Music has changed. That’s the message from Anonymous in their latest video announcing the creation of Anontune, a social music platform that puts discovery and innovation at the forefront. It’s being built in such a way to avoid any potential …

Anonymous Launches AnonPaste, A PasteBin Alternative Anonymous Launches AnonPaste, A PasteBin Alternative

For as long as I can remember, Anonymous has always used PasteBin for their leaks and press releases. It was a place where anybody could paste text and remain completely anonymous. It was all fine and dandy until the collective …

Anonymous Plans “24 Hour Tweet Bomb” To Fight CISPA Anonymous Plans “24 Hour Tweet Bomb” To Fight CISPA
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While it’s not the hot-button issue SOPA and PIPA became, there is something of an outcry concerning CISPA, and with the Congress preparing to vote on the bill next week (Monday, 4/23), there’s been a push from those opposing the …

Anonymous Defaces F1 Racing Sites For #OpBahrain Anonymous Defaces F1 Racing Sites For #OpBahrain

Anonymous is involved in a lot of operations, but many of them don’t get much attention until they do something drastic. It’s unfortunate in a way since it takes a defacement to actually get our attention. Today’s defacement is centered …

Twitter Sponsors Apache, Takes to Twitter Twitter Sponsors Apache, Takes to Twitter

Twitter has just announced that is has become an official sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation, the non-profit, decentralized collective of developers of open-source software. Twitter’s Chris Aniszczyk comments on the company’s personal stake in the sponsorship and the Apache-developed …

Anonymous Makes The TIME 100 List Anonymous Makes The TIME 100 List

Anonymous caused an uproar last week when they pulled ahead of everybody else in the TIME 100 poll and claimed first place in the popular vote. There were accusations of the group using botnets to secure their place in history …

Ohio Man Allegedly Hacks Into Utah Police Websites

Sometimes it doesn’t pay to brag about your accomplishments online. Ohio resident John Anthony Borell III, 21, stands accused of hacking into the websites for the Utah Police Department. After posting confidential information about police informants and various employees online, …

Anonymous to Launch Pro-Marijuana Campaign on 4/20
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Anonymous is launching a full-scale on-line campaign for the legalization of marijuana, dubbed OpCannabis. They will launch this Friday, April 20, the smoker’s holiday, having started phase one of the campaign by releasing the video and statement below. On 4/20, …

Anonymous Number 1 in TIME 100 Poll Results
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The results of the TIME 100 poll are out and, just as you would expect from an internet poll, the internet has won. The week-long poll, which seeks to determine the most influential people of the past year, was topped …

UK Home Office Brought To Its Knees UK Home Office Brought To Its Knees

Hacktivists affiliated with Anonymous reacted against UK’s extradition policies by infiltrating the UK Home Office website. The attack comes under the “Op Trial At Home banner, #optrialathome on Twitter, supports anti-extradition protests for Chris Tappin, Richard O’Dwyer and Gary McKinnon …

Anonymous Leaks Tunisia Prime Minister’s Emails Anonymous Leaks Tunisia Prime Minister’s Emails

In their ever expanding role of revealing corruption and injustice around the world, Anonymous has also set their sights on Tunisia. They are protesting the ruling Ennahda party over their perceived lack of action against conservative Salafi attacks. This recent …

Anonymous Attacks UK Home Office Web Site Anonymous Attacks UK Home Office Web Site

Anonymous may be waging a war against China’s censorship of the Internet, but they are also fighting something a bit closer to home. That is, if you count the UK as being closer to home. The Anonymous UK Twitter account …

Anonymous Planning More Attacks On Chinese Web Sites Anonymous Planning More Attacks On Chinese Web Sites
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We reported a few weeks ago on Anonymous starting up a new operation that targeted Chinese government Web sites. They defaced several of the Web sites, leaked databases and provided links to Chinese citizens that would show them how to …

Suspected LulzSec Hacker Enters Guilty Plea Suspected LulzSec Hacker Enters Guilty Plea

It was reported earlier last month that multiple members of LulzSec had been arrested after one if its key members, Sabu, turned them over to the authorities. One of the hackers involved with LulzSec, Cody Kretsinger, has just entered a …

MPAA, RIAA and Anonymous All Stand Against Arizona’s New Internet Censorship Bill
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The Arizona state legislature just passed a bill that would criminalize any use of “obscene, lewd, or profane language” transmitted over “any electronic or digital device … with intent to … offend.” Pending approval by the Governor, the bill could …

Anonymous Takes Down And Defaces Chinese Government Web Sites Anonymous Takes Down And Defaces Chinese Government Web Sites
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All has been relatively quiet on the Anonymous front as far as defacing Web sites are concerned. That has changed today as Anonymous China has attacked and defaced a number of Chinese government Web sites to protest the country’s censorship …

The Rise of Hacktivism [Infographic] The Rise of Hacktivism [Infographic]

Depending on who’s telling the story, propagators of today’s cyber attacks are usually labelled either cybercriminals or hacktivists. It’s easy to spot the difference in connotations here; the first is a nefarious, mysterious, generally bad term, while the second lends …

#ILoveAnonymous Trending Worldwide In Support Of Hacktivist Group #ILoveAnonymous Trending Worldwide In Support Of Hacktivist Group

Anonymous has always been a group that loves to get a lot of attention for their actions. They have hacked churches to make a statement, but to also get the attention. They got the bad kind of attention when members …

Verizon Report Cites Rise in Anonymous “Hacktivism” Verizon Report Cites Rise in Anonymous “Hacktivism”

Verizon today released its 2012 Data Breach Investigation Report and highlighted the growing threat of “hacktivism” by groups such as Anonymous. The report was compiled with the help of the Australian Federal police, dutch national High Tech Crime Unit, Irish …

LulzSec May Be Getting The Band Back Together LulzSec May Be Getting The Band Back Together
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LulzSec was a major ticket item last year as the group hacked a number of high profile Web sites all in the name of the “lulz.” After their so called “50 Day Cruise,” the group broke up and went their …