Hacktivism

Rep. McCaul says U.S. should target ISIS social media influence

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Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) said the U.S. should target the social media influence that the Islamic State uses to inspire domestic attacks.

SEA claims hack on Army website

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Attackers claiming to be with the SEA compromised the official website for the U.S. Army, posting

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SEA hacks Washington Post mobile site

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Back in 2013, the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hacked The Washington Post's site, redirecting visitors to hacker-controlled pages.

RSA 2015: Anonymous dying, other hacktivists filling gap

RSA 2015: Anonymous dying, other hacktivists filling gap

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As Anonymous activity drops, iSIGHT Partner's Joe Gallop boldly predicts the demise of the hacktivist collective but says other groups are stepping up to fill the void.

Member of group that hacked Farmers Insurance, DirecTV, sentenced to 3 years

Member of group that hacked Farmers Insurance, DirecTV, sentenced to 3 years

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The New York resident, Mario Chuisano, was also ordered to pay nearly $2.7 million in restitution.

Malware identified in French TV network attack

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Researchers at Trend Micro have detected malware that they say was used by pro-ISIS sympathizers to hack into a French TV station.

Israeli political party's website defaced, possibly as part of #OpIsrael

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Days after hacktivist collective Anonymous warned Israeli companies and websites that it would begin its annual cyber attack campaign against the country on Tuesday, one Israeli political party's website was defaced.

NYPD union website hacked

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The New York Police Department's (NYPD) Captains Endowment Association website was hit by a cyber attack over the weekend.

Anonymous member deported from Canada

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Canada deported self-proclaimed Anonymous member Matt DeHart.

Snowden considering return to U.S. for trial, lawyer says

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Edward Snowden's Russian lawyer claimed to be working with U.S. and German lawyers to negotiate the return of the fugitive whistleblower.

Alleged Anonymous hacker deported back to the U.S.

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Alleged Anonymous member Matt DeHart was deported back to the U.S. and now faces child pornography charges.

Attack spike against Utah gov't computers may be work of hacktivists

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An NSA data center in Salt Lake City may have drawn the ire of hackers, an AP report suggests.

Report: From Q3 to Q4, 90 percent increase in global DDoS attacks observed

Report: From Q3 to Q4, 90 percent increase in global DDoS attacks observed

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In Q4 2014, Akamai observed an even busier season for attackers than expected.

Spoof page credits 'Official Cyber Caliphate' with Malaysia Airlines hack

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Visitors to the Malaysia Airlines website were redirected to a spoof page displaying a lizard wearing a tux, monocle and top hat.

About 19K French websites attacked since last week, report says

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Since last week's attacks in France, hacking attempts have been made against roughly 19,000 French websites, the AP reported on Thursday.

Anonymous launches #OpCharlieHebdo, targets terrorist Twitter accounts

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The hacktivist collective's new campaign is in response to the recent attack on Charlie Hebdo and aims to target and report terrorist Twitter accounts.

Pro-ISIS Group hijacks Twitter accounts of local media outlets

Pro-ISIS Group hijacks Twitter accounts of local media outlets

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A group calling itself CyberCaliphate has claimed credit for the hack, which included militant messages and links to local and state government documents.

FBI: Sony hackers threatened U.S. news organization

FBI: Sony hackers threatened U.S. news organization

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Early reports suggest that the news organization being threatened is CNN.

Sony hackers lingered in network before unleashing malware

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According to reports, hackers were in the Sony Pictures network for months gathering passwords and the like before launching their attacks.

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.

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