Hacking collective Anonymous has apparently selected its next high-profile target, in the shape of any sites or social network accounts related to North Korea, seizing control of Flickr and Twitter pages in the process. The activists cracked the Uriminzokkiri accounts and uploaded images of their own, which still remain online at time of writing, in addition to claiming to have extracted 15,000 usernames and passwords from the site, the BBC reports. Anonymous’ goal appears to be loosening the restrictions on internet access North Koreans face from their government.
At least 11 high school football players have been targeted by Anonymous hackers after two of their teammates were charged with the rape of a 16-year-old Ohio girl. Steubenville High School football players Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond, both 16, were arrested on Aug. 22 for allegedly raping a girl from a nearby Ohio private [...]
Online hacktivist group blames Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the Internet blackout blanketing the country and vows retaliation. Concluding that the Syrian government was responsible for the country’s Internet blackout, the online hacktivist group Anonymous has announced a campaign against Syrian government Web sites hosted outside the country.
In the digital age, war isn’t contained to the ground. The Israeli government on Sunday said it has been hit with more than 44 million cyberattacks since it began aerial strikes on Gaza last week.
A series of website hacks over the past 24 hours has been attributed to the online hacktivist group Anonymous. The websites of US broadcaster NBC, pop singer Lady Gaga and the Australian government have all been attacked.
Barrett Brown, a sometimes spokesman for the hacker collective Anonymous, said Thursday that the Zeta Mexican cartel had freed a kidnapped member of its group, but that he would continue to battle the violent gang on his own, outside of Anonymous. The issue has divided the hacker community, with some Anonymous members calling for Brown [...]
In a recent YouTube video, Anonymous makes vague threats a against alleged kidnappers. The video does not identify the missing member of its group, but says he was kidnapped while he was “doing Paperstorm,” which is a reference to posting flyers and other printed messages in public spaces.
Anonymous, the group of high-powered hackers famous for taking down websites belonging to Bank of America and Sony, has turned its vigilante brand of online activism to child pornography sites.
According to a PDF containing what purports to be a leaked psychological assessment of the leaders of LulzSec and Anonymous by the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit (which also profiles serial killers), Anonymous is not only not a collection of individuals, it’s a coherent group that poses a threat to national security.
SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers seized and posted personal information of Bay Area Rapid Transit police online – carrying out another website attack against a California agency that turned off some cell phone service to thwart a potential protest.