Hacktivism

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.

Canada's largest telecom firm Bell Canada hit with 22k password breach

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On Sunday, Bell Canada announced that the usernames and passwords of 22,421 small business accounts were posted online.

Hackers vandalize Angry Birds' website

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Hackers defaced the website of the popular mobile game Angry Birds on Tuesday in response to allegations that the National Security Agency used the app to gain users' information.

Malware identified in attack against Israeli organizations

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An advanced remote access trojan known as Xtreme RAT has been identified by Seculert Research Lab as the malware used in an attack on Israeli organizations that impacted 15 machines.

CNN's social media accounts compromised by Syrian Electronic Army

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The Syrian Electronic Army has taken claim on Twitter for compromising a variety of social media websites belonging to CNN and using the accounts to post messages blasting the popular news network's reporting.

Syrian Electronic Army compromises more Microsoft accounts

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On Saturday, roughly one week after compromising accounts belonging to Skype, the Syrian Electronic Army took claim for compromising the official blog of Microsoft, as well as one of its Twitter accounts.

SEA compromises Skype, Microsoft reports user information is safe

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The Syrian Electronic Army compromised the Twitter account belonging to Skype, which the pro-Assad hacktivist group used on Wednesday to advise people against using Microsoft services, such as Hotmail and Outlook.

OpenSSL website hacked and defaced

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The website of the OpenSSL Project was hacked and defaced on Sunday.

SEA denies reported FBI claim that hacktivists were phishing

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The FBI reportedly sent out warning notices on Christmas Eve that the Syrian Electronic Army was phishing for usernames and passwords, which the group denied on Twitter.

Syrian Electronic Army hacks Time over Person of the Year poll

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The Syrian Electronic Army stamped its avian emblem on the Twitter account belonging to the publication on Friday and also claimed to have tampered with the Person of the Year poll.

Anonymous DDoS attack snowballs, affects several Microsoft services

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Hacktivist collective Anonymous has taken credit for a distributed denial-of-service attack that unintentionally affected a number of Microsoft services last week.

FBI links year-long breach of government systems to Anonymous, report says

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According to an FBI memo obtained by Reuters, hackers exploited vulnerable Adobe software to infiltrate organizations' networks.

Hacktivist Hammond sentenced to 10 years for Stratfor breach

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After spending the last year and a half in solitary confinement, Jeremy Hammond received the sentencing in a New York federal court on Friday.

Vice.com hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Vice.com hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

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Visitors to the news portion of Vice.com on Friday evening may have been surprised by a headline that read, "Syrian Electronic Army Was Here."

Judge hands down six-month probation to mother of Anonymous activist

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Karen Lancaster McCutchin, the mother of Anonymous activist Barrett Brown, received the sentence for hiding laptops from the FBI.

Obama social media links, not accounts, compromised by SEA

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On Monday, links posted on President Obama's Twitter and Facebook accounts may have redirected visitors to YouTube videos hosted by the band of pro-Assad hacktivists known as the Syrian Electronic Army.

Twelve-year-old hacks gov't websites, trades info with Anonymous

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A 12-year-old Canadian boy has pleaded guilty to hacking government websites and causing damages of about $60k in an incident that dates back to spring 2012.

NSA website goes down

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Rumors on the internet are that an Anonymous-related DDoS attack is why the National Security Agency website went down around 5:15 p.m., Eastern Time, on Friday.

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