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Anonymous Announces #OpPetrol, Targets Oil Industry 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 …

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

LinkedIn Blog Attacked by Syrian Hackers LinkedIn Blog Attacked by Syrian Hackers

[UPDATE] The blog is back up. [ORIGINAL] On the same day that LinkedIn has launched its new iPad app, the announcement of the app on the LinkedIn blog is unavailable. In fact, the entire blog is unavailable due to an …

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 …

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 …

Anonymous Timeline Alleges #AntiSec an FBI Creation Anonymous Timeline Alleges #AntiSec an FBI Creation
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Affiliates of the Anonymous movement are no stranger to FBI infiltration. Now, however, the hackers and their supporters are wondering if the #AntiSec group was not only infiltrated by federal investigators, but whether the group was itself a creation of …

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 …

Kazakhstan Kills Internet, Cell Phone Services
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When you become president of certain countries in the Middle East, apparently you get a welcome package with all of the implements of your office. Included in this assortment is a note that says, “In times of trouble and potential …