Hacktivism News, Articles and Updates
A hacker who was associated with the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) pleaded guilty to conspiring to receive extortion proceeds and conspiring to unlawfully access computers.
A UK-based investigative journalism site has come under cyberattack, purportedly from Russia, for its articles critical of Russia's involvement in the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 and corruption.
British citizen Lauri Love faces extradition to the U.S. to face charges of computer hacking.
The hacking group, also known as 'Lion Soldiers Team,' announced this weekend that the group attacked the airport in response to the "racism" of airport officials.
In the name of a slain gorilla, hacktivists appear to have targeted the twitter account Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden director Thane Maynard.
The fallout from the hack into the DNC continues as it is now being reported that celebrities, C-suite executives and other high-profile donors to the Democratic party were also ensnared.
As the FBI investigation into the hack of the Democratic National Committee broadens, it is being reported that the private email accounts of Hillary Clinton and more than 100 Democratic officials also have been breached.
Spyware that was recently found to have infiltrated Vietnam Airlines has also embedded itself in the website operations of various Vietnamese institutions, warned cybersecurity firm Bkav, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
The website hosting the online form for Australia's national census was brought down by a series of DDoS attacks on Tuesday, temporarily preventing some of the country's citizens from participating in the population survey.
Michael Phelps is a world champion in the swimming pool, but on the Internet he just got blown out of the water by an apparent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that shut down his commercial website.
The fallout at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) over the leak of nearly 20,000 stolen emails continues with the announcement that three more top staffers will be exiting.
What a researcher flagged as a trove of email and password login credentials ofNASA employees likely reflected an attempt by an underground equivalent of script kiddies trying to make quick money by recycling old compromises.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton suggested that Russian intelligence was indeed behind a series of attacks and potentially in favor of her Republican rival, Donald Trump.
A breach at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.(DCCC) appears to have been done by the same hackers behind the DNC intrusions.
ThreatConnect: Guccifer 2.0 likely persona for Russian-linked propagandists, PR operatives leaking info to mediaJuly 26, 2016
Despite the hacker's claims of independence, a digital trail traced by the ThreatConnect Research Team led to an Elite VPN service based in Russia being used to pass documents to the media.
The email dump underscored the holes in security and privacy yawning at many organizations and the very real possibility that nation-states like Russia have upped their game to manipulate the democratic process.
The hackers responsible for reproducing seven master keys used by the TSA to open locks commonly placed on luggage have now duplicated an eighth key in an effort to demonstrate the dangers of digital key escrow policies.
How has Anonymous avoided being labeled as a terrorist group? That is a serious question that was proposed by an anthropologist during the HOPE Conference in New York City.
Turkey blocked access to WikiLeaks after almost 300,000 emails from the Justice and Development Party (AKP Party) were released Tuesday.
As the Turkish government allegedly blocked access to social media during what was reported as a military coup, The Tor Project said Friday that people can use the Tor browser to reach Facebook, Twitter and the free Internet.
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.
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