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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘hacktivism’

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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#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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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 attack on the site. The Next Web (TNW) is reporting that the blog has apparently been hacked by a group …

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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 and was announced by a Twitter account called @AnonopUK.” The attackers used a distributed denial of service (DDoS) tactic to …

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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 a more human, heroic, or at the very least admirably rebellious light to the attacks. A lot of hackers out …

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#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 of LulzSec were arrested, but that didn’t get them down. Twitter is the latest conquest that sees the hashtag #ILoveAnonymous …

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Anonymous Timeline Alleges #AntiSec an FBI Creation

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 the FBI, intended as a honeypot to attract the movement’s top hackers. Anonymous PR Wing @YourAnonNews announced its suspicions on …

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Anonymous: OpMegaUpload Largest Attack In History

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 Justice Department’s Web site. This snowballed into the taking down of multiple sites across government and industry including sites belonging …

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