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Anonymous: DDoS Trick “Reprehensible” Anonymous: DDoS Trick “Reprehensible”
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Anonymous doesn’t take too kindly to people messing with their image and they’re looking to find those responsible. If you remember earlier today, we wrote about a dirty tactic that would make hapless bystanders responsible for the DDoS attacks that …

Megaupload To Department of Justice: We Will Fight This Megaupload To Department of Justice: We Will Fight This
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Downed cyberlocker site MegaUpload is pledging not to go gentle into that good night, as they say are trying to get up and running again. On Thursday, the Department of Justice shut down the site, accusing it of being an …

DOJ vs. Anonymous: Who’s Tricking Who? DOJ vs. Anonymous: Who’s Tricking Who?
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With Anonymous’ #OpMegaUpload in full swing, it’s time to ask ourselves an important question: Who actually has the upper hand in this “battle” – the U.S. Government or Anonymous? You’re probably aware that the DOJ delivered a blow on Thursday …

Anonymous: MegaUpload Take Down Could Be Trap Anonymous: MegaUpload Take Down Could Be Trap
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Did Anonymous play into the government’s hands? That’s the suggestion of Molly Wood at CNET who claims that the government planned the MegaUpload take down to happen right after the SOPA/PIPA protests on Wednesday. She claims that her sources told …

Fake Megaupload Sites Set Up By Scammers Fake Megaupload Sites Set Up By Scammers

Scarcely had the dust settled from yesterday’s takedown of Megaupload by the federal government before scammers decided to start getting in on the action. Among the flood of reactions on Twitter and elsewhere to the Megaupload’s closure have been several …

Anonymous: OpMegaUpload Largest Attack In History Anonymous: OpMegaUpload Largest Attack In History
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Anonymous struck down government and industry Web sites yesterday in the biggest Anonymous operation in their history. After the take down of MegaUpload and arrest of those associated with the sharing Web site, Anonymous, as we reported, took down the …

Anonymous Downs RIAA & MPAA Sites Anonymous Downs RIAA & MPAA Sites
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Anonymous is continuing their takedown of sites in some way associated with the fact that the Department of Justice took down popular filesharing site MegaUpload earlier today. The latest victims? The Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture …

Anonymous Takes Down Universal Music Site Anonymous Takes Down Universal Music Site
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UPDATE: Anonymous has just taken down the RIAA and MPAA websites as well. Apparently, #OpPayback is a pretty huge operation for the group: @anonopsAnonOpshttp://t.co/c2YRxNux & http://t.co/5uGpqRH2 & http://t.co/pms5eodD TANGO DOWN #Megaupload Fight for Internet Freedom! 7 minutes ago via web · powered …

Department of Justice Site Down, Anonymous Takes Credit Department of Justice Site Down, Anonymous Takes Credit
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More analysis of the Department of Justice vs. Anonymous – Who’s Tricking Who? UPDATE 3: Down go the RIAA and the MPAA’s sites as well. The DOJ’s website (www.justice.gov) is currently down, and Anonymous (or at least some arm of …

SOPA: Anonymous Lists Their Demands SOPA: Anonymous Lists Their Demands
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The Internet is angry at SOPA and Anonymous is at, or at least near, the front of it all. On Wednesday, the “official” Anonymous twitter feed linked to the group’s list of demands. The document is titled, “Bright, and Clear: …

SOPA: Anonymous Announces Operation Blackout SOPA: Anonymous Announces Operation Blackout
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Anonymous, everybody’s favorite decentralized hacktivist group, has announced Operation Blackout in protest of SOPA. The group released a YouTube video describing what is their “Most important operation in their history.” What makes this call to action unique is that it’s …

Anonymous To Target PSN Over Sony’s SOPA Support Anonymous To Target PSN Over Sony’s SOPA Support
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After rebounding from a blunder-filled start to 2011, the PlayStation 3 network, as well as the buzz around the system (and the company) died down to the point where it was acceptable to be a PS3 owner once again. However, …

Darren Aronofsky’s Anti Meth Ads, Dodgeball Ninja, Trolling a Predator, Best Buy Prank Darren Aronofsky’s Anti Meth Ads, Dodgeball Ninja, Trolling a Predator, Best Buy Prank
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Lot’s of videos to get through today, so we’ll be brief with the introduction. In today’s “Best Videos” edition, you’ll see Radiohead, Darren Aronofsky’s anti meth ads, a dodgeball ninja, instructions on how to troll a predator and a few …

Is Anonymous Waging A War Against Child Pornography? Is Anonymous Waging A War Against Child Pornography?
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Tracking the actions of a group like Anonymous can be a tricky proposition, mainly because Anonymous is less like a “group” and more like a loose coalition of like-minded hackers. But according to the claims of some internet denizens identifying …

Anonymous Launches URGE, A Twitter Hijacking Tool Anonymous Launches URGE, A Twitter Hijacking Tool
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Apparently, Anonymous is sick of everyone on Twitter talking about Justin Bieber and Bernie Mac. More specifically, they seem to blame Twitter for choosing to trend those hashtags instead of other hashtags that the group feels are more important. Their …

Anonymous Takes Down Texas Police Site, Exposes Racist Emails Anonymous Takes Down Texas Police Site, Exposes Racist Emails
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Anonymous, the world’s most famous hacktivist coalition, has attacked Texas law enforcement, specifically the higher-ups at the Texas Police Chiefs Association. Dubbed operation “Texas Takedown Thursday,” the group defaced the texaspolicechiefs.org and exposed the slew of private email communications between …

FCC Investigating Legality Of BART Celluar Service Shutdown FCC Investigating Legality Of BART Celluar Service Shutdown

Last week the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system shut off transmitters which make it possible to obtain cellphone reception in their underground stations. Their reasoning was to disrupt a potential protest that could materialize after a fatal police shooting …

Guy Fawkes Day Facebook Takedown: Does Anonymous Agree With Itself? Guy Fawkes Day Facebook Takedown: Does Anonymous Agree With Itself?

Yesterday, the internet community became aware of a video and press release that claimed to be straight from hacktivist group Anonymous. The release outlined their new operation, #OpFacebook, which plans to taken down Facebook once and for all on November …

Will Facebook Be Destroyed on November 5th? Will Facebook Be Destroyed on November 5th?
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What would you do if Facebook was no more? Tweet more? I bet Google+ would open up invites even more in the event of a total Facebook collapse. We all might be faced with that reality, says hacktivist group Anonymous. …

Is This The Face of Anonymous and LulzSec? Is This The Face of Anonymous and LulzSec?
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A British teenager, who prosecutors say is a top member of hacktivist groups Anonymous and LulzSec, was released today on bail. The 18-year-old Jake Davis has no criminal record. Davis, known as “Topiary” on the web, is being charged in …

Anonymous Hacks Government Contractors IRC Federal, Claim Today #F*ckFBIFriday Anonymous Hacks Government Contractors IRC Federal, Claim Today #F*ckFBIFriday
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Today another target was hit in the #AntiSec movement, as IT company IRC Federal was attacked by hacktivist group Anonymous. IRC Federal is a government-contracted IT firm that, according to the Anonymous release, boats ties with the FBI, Army, Navy, …