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CIA.gov Not Available, Anonymous Takes Credit [Updated] CIA.gov Not Available, Anonymous Takes Credit [Updated]

Update: CNN is reporting that sites affiliated with Mexico’s mining ministry and the state of Alabama were also taken down. They’re also reporting that the CIA’s site was back up by this morning, but cia.gov is currently down from where …

Iran May Be Blocking Web Sites Iran May Be Blocking Web Sites
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We’re one day away from the the anniversary of the 1979 Iranian revolution that ended with the collapse of the royal regime. Iran is reportedly blocking Web sites on the eve of the revolution in an assumed attempt to stifle …

Alan Moore Discusses Guy Fawkes Masks, Protests Alan Moore Discusses Guy Fawkes Masks, Protests
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If you’ve been following the anti-Internet regulation hubbub, as well as Anonymous’ hijinks, then you’ve undoubtedly noticed the masks many protesters have been wearing, exactly like the lead image suggests. While these masks have become incredibly popular because of these …

United Nations Web Site Hacked, Vulnerabilities Exposed United Nations Web Site Hacked, Vulnerabilities Exposed
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The Web site hacking and dumping of info will not stop – next up is the United Nations. A hacker going by the handle Casi dumped information from the United Nations Web site yesterday that contained many vulnerabilities that other …

Russian Anonymous Leaks Emails of Pro-Putin Group Russian Anonymous Leaks Emails of Pro-Putin Group
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The Russian branch of Anonymous has leaked emails that claim Nashi, a Russian youth group, is paying off journalists and bloggers for positive coverage of Vladimir Putin. The Guardian is reporting that the emails detail conversations between Vasily Yakemenko, the …

Anonymous Releases Personal Info Of Oakland Officials Anonymous Releases Personal Info Of Oakland Officials
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Oakland officials are the latest group targeted by Anonymous when they released the officials’ personal information to the Web last week. The document begins with a message to the people of Oakland with Anonymous offering their support to the Occupy …

Symantec Confirms Extortion Attempt Symantec Confirms Extortion Attempt
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Hackers using the Twitter Handle @YamaTouigh have been tweeting about Symantec and its Norton antivirus product throughout January claiming that they will be releasing the source codes for the security product. Earlier this week Symantec confirmed that they have been …

Anonymous Hits Law Firm From Haditha Killings Defense Anonymous Hits Law Firm From Haditha Killings Defense
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On Friday, Anonymous released documents (including 3GB worth of emails) from the law firm that defended marine Sgt. Frank Wuterich. Wuterich is allegedly responsible for leading the charge in the killings of unarmed civilians (including women and children) in Haditha, …

UK Police & FBI Conference Call Leaked By Anonymous UK Police & FBI Conference Call Leaked By Anonymous

Anonymous is at it again with their latest hacking escapade. This time they targeted the UK police and FBI. UK police and the FBI held a conference call last week concerning cyber security, especially focusing on Anonymous and LulzSec members. …

Anonymous Unleashes Hell on Richmond, CA Police Officer Anonymous Unleashes Hell on Richmond, CA Police Officer
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It’s one of those stories that starts off in the simplest way and escalates. UFC President Dana White has been embroiled in an online dispute with members of Anonymous after his organization expressed support for SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy …

Anonymous’ Celebration Over pcAnywhere Shortlived? Anonymous’ Celebration Over pcAnywhere Shortlived?
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Last week, Symantec Corp. issued an announcement that all users of their pcAnywhere software should disable it until further notice. An Indian hacker affiliated with Anonymous going by the handle YamaTough had released the source code to Symantec’s Norton Utilities …

ACTA: Polish Parliament Protests With Guy Fawkes Masks ACTA: Polish Parliament Protests With Guy Fawkes Masks
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ACTA blew through the European Union yesterday with Poland perhaps receiving the largest backlash. Poland saw massive protests yesterday due to the government’s intention to sign ACTA. The government went ahead and signed it despite the protests from the public. …

Anonymous Leaks Romania’s Nuclear Department Database Anonymous Leaks Romania’s Nuclear Department Database
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As Romania is engulfed in massive protests over their government’s perceived incompetence, a branch of Anonymous has leaked the nation’s National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering database online. Anonymous has posted a video in support of Romania’s protests. There …

Anonymous Protests Irish SOPA, Sees Results Anonymous Protests Irish SOPA, Sees Results

Anonymous is targeting Irish government Web sites over their own version of SOPA. The country is looking to bring into law their own version of SOPA before the end of January. The law would allow Irish courts to block access …

Anonymous: Facebook “Attack” A Joke Anonymous: Facebook “Attack” A Joke
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You may have noticed that Facebook was having intermittent issues last night. You may have even thought that Anonymous was behind it. Well, you’re probably wrong. It’s true that Facebook, which rarely has any issues, was having trouble loading for …

pcAnywhere Compromised: Disable Immediately! pcAnywhere Compromised: Disable Immediately!
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On January 4, Anonymous tweeted that an Indian hacker group had posted Symantec source code to Pastebin. Symantec Norton Antivirus source code published by indian hackers pastebin.com/ciExRzr3“ — Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) January 4, 2012 In response to this warning, Symantec has …

Anonymous: Anonyupload May Be A Scam Anonymous: Anonyupload May Be A Scam
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You may remember we reported yesterday the launch of Anonyupload, the Anonymous alternative to MegaUpload. The site appears to be a scam. In a post today on their twitter, Anonymous has said that Anonyupload has no affiliation with the site …

Will Anonymous Attack Facebook? Will Anonymous Attack Facebook?
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A video making the rounds this afternoon presents itself as a message from Anonymous, who are apparently on the verge of one of their most ambitious operations yet: The group says they will take down Facebook at midnight on January …

Anonymous Creates MegaUpload Replacement Anonymous Creates MegaUpload Replacement
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After the MegaUpload shut down and every other file sharing service backing down, surely nobody would be trying to start up a new file hosting service, right? Anonymous couldn’t care less and threw caution to the wind by announcing Anonyupload …

Anonymous: #OpGlobalBlackout Targets Banks, Facebook Anonymous: #OpGlobalBlackout Targets Banks, Facebook
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Anonymous is back with their grandest threat yet. This past week, an innocuous YouTube video was posted titled, “Anonymous Message to Congress.” The video was made in response to the shutting down of MegaUpload on Thursday by the federal government. …

Twitter Responses To Anonymous Over Megaupload Shutdown Twitter Responses To Anonymous Over Megaupload Shutdown
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Yesterday, Zach Walton and Josh Wolford tag-teamed to follow the activities of Anomymous in real-time as soon as Megaupload went down. Their write-ups hit the Web within minutes of sites going down. As the news rolled out across the rest …