Hacktivism

Barrett Brown sentencing delayed until January

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Barrett Brown appeared in federal court in Dallas Tuesday for sentencing, but will now have to wait until January to hear his fate.

Sands Las Vegas hackers used wiper malware

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Hackers that felled Sands Las Vegas websites exploited a weak link in the casino's networks to launch a wiper malware attack.

Former Anonymous member 'Sabu' warns U.S. gov't on critical infrastructure

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Hector Monsegur remembered his arrest during an interview with Charlie Rose and went on to elaborate on security threats the U.S. faces.

ELO rocker sentenced to 10 days in Anonymous attack

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Geoffrey Commander was sentenced to 10 days in jail by a federal judge in Virginia for a DDoS attack on MasterCard.

Anonymous takes down Fort Lauderdale city websites in "Operation Lift the Bans"

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The hacktivist collective released a video on Monday expressing their disagreements with recent ordinances aimed at the homeless of the city.

Anonymous reportedly publishes KKK wizard's personal data

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Protesting the grand jury decision not to indict the police officer who shot Michael Brown, the hacktivists' post links to wizard's personal data on pastebin.

Swedish appeals court nixes Assange's plea

Swedish appeals court nixes Assange's plea

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Julian Assange remains holed up in Ecuador's U.K. embassy after a court refused to rescind a warrant for Assange's arrest, which could ultimately result in his extradition to the U.S.

DDoS attacks against Hong Kong protest sites, APT activity, linked

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FireEye researchers have observed ties between DDoS attacks against Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters and APT activity based in China.

Deloitte releases paper on vetting leaks, avoiding costly hoax

Deloitte releases paper on vetting leaks, avoiding costly hoax

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The research presents techniques for distinguishing legit data leaks from false claims.

Syrian Malware Team makes use of enhanced BlackWorm RAT

Syrian Malware Team makes use of enhanced BlackWorm RAT

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FireEye analyzed the hacking group's use of the malware, dubbed the "Dark Edition" of BlackWorm.

Hamas targets TV station via satellite hack

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An Israeli broadcasting regulator confirmed that the incident occurred.

Taboola hack allows SEA to redirect Reuters site visitors

Taboola hack allows SEA to redirect Reuters site visitors

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On Monday, ad network Taboola confirmed that it was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army.

Philippine branch of Anonymous hacks Chinese govt sites

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Close to 200 Chinese government websites have been defaced by a Philippine branch of the hacktivist collective Anonymous.

Report: Iran may evolve into hacking superpower

Report: Iran may evolve into hacking superpower

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Attacks by the Ajax Security Team, and other Iranian groups, have grown in sophistication from website defacement to politically motivated cyber espionage.

Barrett Brown pleads guilty to threatening federal agent

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The former spokesman for hacktivist collective Anonymous now faces up to eight-and-a-half years in prison.

FBI arrests two members of Anonymous's Cambodia section

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The men allegedly infiltrated 30 government websites in addition to private sector sites.

Hacktivist claims Facebook is vulnerable to DNS attacks, Facebook says it's not

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Facebook debunked a reported claim by Mauritania Attacker, the alleged leader of hacktivist collective AnonGhost, that the social media website is vulnerable to DNS attacks.

Anonymous may be targeting educational institutions in 'OpSafeEdu'

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Educational institutions may be the target of Anonymous in its latest 'OpSafeEdu' campaign, according to an alert issued by the Center for Internet Security.

Anonymous DDoS attack dismantles Albuquerque Police website

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The hacktivist collective Anonymous organized a DDoS attack that made good on its promise to shut down the Albuquerque Police Department's website.

Microsoft charge gov't for data requests, SEA says

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The Syrian Electronic Army has released emails and invoices that it says prove Microsoft charged the FBI's DITU for lawful data requests.

What the SEA stole from McCain's office, and much more, compiled in report

What the SEA stole from McCain's office, and much more, compiled in report

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An IntelCrawler report shines some new light on the Syrian Electronic Army, including its attacks, tactics, members and more.

SEA hack denied by U.S. Central Command

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The U.S. Central Command has denied the Syrian Electronic Army's (SEA) claims that it obtained sensitive data after an alleged hack of its computer systems.

DDoS attacks against NATO likely DNS amplification or NTP reflection, expert suggests

DDoS attacks against NATO likely DNS amplification or NTP reflection, expert suggests

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A distributed denial-of-service attack carried out against various NATO websites on Sunday was likely a Domain Name Server amplification attack or a Network Time Protocol reflection attack, or a combination of both.

Syrian Electronic Army claims it obtained U.S. Central Command docs via hack

Syrian Electronic Army claims it obtained U.S. Central Command docs via hack

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On Friday, the hacktivist group threatened to release the data, including "hundreds of documents" it obtained, in coming days.

Syrian Electronic Army takes over FC Barcelona Twitter account

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Futbol Club (FC) Barcelona is the latest high-profile entity to have its Twitter account hijacked by the Syrian Electronic Army.

Video shows more info was stolen in Las Vegas Sands attack

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Officials are investigating an 11-minute video posted on YouTube that shows new information attackers may have obtained after hacking websites and internal systems belonging to Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Syrian Electronic Army hacks Forbes

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The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has hacked Forbes, gaining access to their WordPress admin to steal login credentials, as well as posting fake stories on its website.

Federal law enforcement investigating hack of Sands casino websites

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Hackers reportedly posted the sensitive information of company employees on defaced sites.

Various internet initiatives look to increase privacy protection legislation

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Multiple companies, groups and legislators are examining internet privacy policies this week and coming together to pressure the U.S. government to reexamine its practices, especially with regards to the National Security Agency.

Anonymous member sentenced for role in Koch Industries DDoS attack

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The 22-year-old man was sentenced to 36 months of probation, 60 hours of community service, and is ordered to pay $110,932.71 for his part in the 2011 cyber attack.

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