Hacktivism News, Articles and Updates
Turkey blocked access to WikiLeaks after almost 300,000 emails from the Justice and Development Party (AKP Party) were released Tuesday.
Guccifer 2.0 leaked additional documents purportedly pilfered from the Democratic National Committee and which included donor information and a file on former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, according to The Hill.
Chelsea Manning, who as an Army intelligence officer transmitted more than 700,000 classified documents to WikiLeaks, was briefly hospitalized Tuesday for an apparent suicide attempt.
Taking a break from its takeovers of CEOs' Twitter and Quora accounts, the hacking group OurMine today turned its attention to Wikileaks, reportedly knocking its website offline with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.
An Israel-based security firm has issued a warning to fans of the upcoming Olympics to be wary of phony offers.
An extradition hearing in London today heard claims that Lauri Love would kill himself if extradited to the US to face trial for allegedly hacking several US federal agencies.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick last night became the latest public target of the OurMine hacking group, which posted an unauthorized message on his Twitter page, likely after hijacking his linked Quora account.
A British teenager has admitted to instigating cyberattacks on SeaWorld in Florida, but has denied launching bomb threats to airlines in the U.S. via Twitter.
According to the signatures found on a U.K. parliament online petition, people in Antarctica, North Korea and Vatican City would like a second EU referendum to be held.
Three weeks after hijacking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts, the mischievous OurMine hacking group appears to have briefly seized control of Google CEO Sundar Pichai's Quora account.
Carbonite announced a forced password reset after the online backup provider discovered attackers attempting to access its user accounts.
Security researchers discovered a new family of malware sold as a banking-Trojan-as-a-service. The cybercriminal rents the banking Trojan for about $600 per 10-day period.
A Lizard Squad linked hacker taunted Blizzard Entertainment after server issues affected popular gaming networks.
In a first of its kind case, an ISIS-linked hacker pleaded guilty to providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.
Following the Orlando tragedy, an Anonymous hacker hijacked the Twitter accounts of ISIS supporters and flooded their profiles with gay porn.
A website belonging to the National Network of Abortion Funds was hacked around April 7.
'Cruel' lesson: GhostShell hacking group leaks 36M records as punishment for using databases on public serversJune 06, 2016
Calling its actions a "cruel reminder of what happens when you don't use proper security hygiene," the hacker group GhostShell doxxed approximately 36 million online accounts from various databases found on public servers that don't require credentials to access.
A hacker just went after the biggest target on all of Twitter, breaking into the account of singer-songwriter Katy Perry, whose 89 million followers make her the most popular presence on the entire social media platform.
In a video on Facebook, a figure in a Guy Fawkes mask accused Florida Gov. Rick Scott of a "collusion of corruption" following the dumping of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into the Atlantic Ocean.
Days after transferring $11,000 in stolen bitcoins to an anti-ISIS revolutionary group in Syria, hacktivist Phineas Fisher was at it again—defacing the website belonging to Spain's Catalan police union, and posting an online tutorial showing how it was done.
Anonymous said it took down North Carolina state government sites in protest of "bathroom law."
The hacker behind the notorious breaches of Hacking Team embarked on a humanitarian project to assist a crowdfunding campaign supporting the Rojava region in northern Syria.
Another gray hat hacker has tampered with the distribution of Locky ransomware, replacing the payload with a public-service message to potential victims, warning them not to open strange files.
An unidentified hacker turned the tables on Nulled.io, a popular online forum that facilitates cybercriminal activity, by compromising its website and publicly dumping its sensitive user data and communications.
An alleged hacker for the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA has been extradited to the United States from Germany.
Anonymous launched an attack against the Bank of Greece as part of a 30-day campaign targeting central banks across the world.
Several ISIS hacking groups announced that they have joined forces to form a large hacking group.
Pro-ISIS hacking groups joining forces behind a super-hacker team, the United Cyber Caliphate, are sharpening their skills and showing a willingness to coordinate and amp up cyberattacks, a new report revealed.
The Anonymous-affiliated hacking group Ghost Squad yesterday launched a distributed denial of service attack against the Loyal White Knights of the KKK, knocking the white supremacist group's website out of service.
Aspiring hacktivists can now login to a chat service hosted by Anonymous to learn coding and encryption.
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