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Turkey blocks access to WikiLeaks after 300K emails released

Turkey blocks access to WikiLeaks after 300K emails released

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Turkey blocked access to WikiLeaks after almost 300,000 emails from the Justice and Development Party (AKP Party) were released Tuesday.

Guccifer 2.0 leaks docs on 11K donors, tries to draw attention back to DNC hacks

Guccifer 2.0 leaks docs on 11K donors, tries to draw attention back to DNC hacks

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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.

WikiLeaks whistleblower Manning hospitalized briefly after reported suicide attempt

WikiLeaks whistleblower Manning hospitalized briefly after reported suicide attempt

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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.

Conflict between OurMine and Anonymous hackers reportedly leads to DDoS attack on Wikileaks

Conflict between OurMine and Anonymous hackers reportedly leads to DDoS attack on Wikileaks

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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.

Spike in cyberattacks expected to exploit upcoming Olympics, report

Spike in cyberattacks expected to exploit upcoming Olympics, report

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An Israel-based security firm has issued a warning to fans of the upcoming Olympics to be wary of phony offers.

Lauri Love suicide fear if sent to US for hacking trials

Lauri Love suicide fear if sent to US for hacking trials

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.

OurMine hackers take Uber CEO's Twitter page for a joyride

OurMine hackers take Uber CEO's Twitter page for a joyride

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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.

British teen admits to cyberattack on SeaWorld

British teen admits to cyberattack on SeaWorld

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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.

Bots adding signatures to U.K. petition calling for a second Brexit referendum

Bots adding signatures to U.K. petition calling for a second Brexit referendum

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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.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Quora account hijacked by Zuckerberg hackers

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Quora account hijacked by Zuckerberg hackers

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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 resets passwords after attackers target user accounts

Carbonite resets passwords after attackers target user accounts

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Carbonite announced a forced password reset after the online backup provider discovered attackers attempting to access its user accounts.

Researchers ID Brazilian banking Trojan creator

Researchers ID Brazilian banking Trojan creator

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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.

Lizard Squad-linked hacker claims attack against Blizzard servers

Lizard Squad-linked hacker claims attack against Blizzard servers

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A Lizard Squad linked hacker taunted Blizzard Entertainment after server issues affected popular gaming networks.

Hacker pleads guilty after stealing PII on U.S. soldiers, fed employees for ISIS

Hacker pleads guilty after stealing PII on U.S. soldiers, fed employees for ISIS

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In a first of its kind case, an ISIS-linked hacker pleaded guilty to providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

Hacker post gay porn on ISIS Twitter accounts in retaliation for Orlando tragedy

Hacker post gay porn on ISIS Twitter accounts in retaliation for Orlando tragedy

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Following the Orlando tragedy, an Anonymous hacker hijacked the Twitter accounts of ISIS supporters and flooded their profiles with gay porn.

Site of grassroots abortion group hacked

Site of grassroots abortion group hacked

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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 servers

'Cruel' lesson: GhostShell hacking group leaks 36M records as punishment for using databases on public servers

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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.

Teenage Dream, turned nightmare: Hacker breaks into Katy Perry's Twitter account

Teenage Dream, turned nightmare: Hacker breaks into Katy Perry's Twitter account

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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.

Anonymous group takes aim at Fla. Gov. Rick Scott

Anonymous group takes aim at Fla. Gov. Rick Scott

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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.

'Digital Batman' hacktivist posts video of cyberattack on Calatan police site

'Digital Batman' hacktivist posts video of cyberattack on Calatan police site

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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 stalls N.C. government sites to protest 'bathroom law'

Anonymous stalls N.C. government sites to protest 'bathroom law'

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Anonymous said it took down North Carolina state government sites in protest of "bathroom law."

Hacking Team hacker donates €10K in stolen Bitcoin to anti-ISIS group

Hacking Team hacker donates €10K in stolen Bitcoin to anti-ISIS group

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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.

Gray hats hack Locky again, replaces payload with ransomware PSA

Gray hats hack Locky again, replaces payload with ransomware PSA

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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.

Hacker doxes Nulled cybercrime forum, exposes data on 536,000 user accounts

Hacker doxes Nulled cybercrime forum, exposes data on 536,000 user accounts

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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.

Alleged Syrian Electronic Army hacker extradited to U.S. to face charges

Alleged Syrian Electronic Army hacker extradited to U.S. to face charges

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An alleged hacker for the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA has been extradited to the United States from Germany.

Anonymous 'Operation Icarus' launches DDoS attack against Bank of Greece

Anonymous 'Operation Icarus' launches DDoS attack against Bank of Greece

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Anonymous launched an attack against the Bank of Greece as part of a 30-day campaign targeting central banks across the world.

Updated: ISIS hackers join together in 'United Cyber Caliphate', issue hit list

Updated: ISIS hackers join together in 'United Cyber Caliphate', issue hit list

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Several ISIS hacking groups announced that they have joined forces to form a large hacking group.

Uniting pro-ISIS hacking groups still unsophisticated, but sharpening skills, report says

Uniting pro-ISIS hacking groups still unsophisticated, but sharpening skills, report says

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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.

Anonymous-linked Ghost Squad haunts KKK with DDoS attack

Anonymous-linked Ghost Squad haunts KKK with DDoS attack

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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.

Hacktivist school set up on dark web

Hacktivist school set up on dark web

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Aspiring hacktivists can now login to a chat service hosted by Anonymous to learn coding and encryption.

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