Hacktivism

AnonSec claims credit for NASA drone hack

AnonSec claims credit for NASA drone hack

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Hacking group AnonSec released 250 GB of data that it says proves it commandeered a $222.7 million NASA drone and for months pilfered information.

Scarlet Mimic group targets minority activists, likely government supported

Scarlet Mimic group targets minority activists, likely government supported

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Unit 42 researchers said Scarlet Mimic is behind attacks against minority rights activists that began more than four years, though they've shifted both their tactics and the malware used.

Flint hospital hit with cyber attack after Anonymous threatens action

Flint hospital hit with cyber attack after Anonymous threatens action

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Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Mich. was hit by a cyber attack Thursday after Anonymous threatened to take action over for the city's water crisis.

House of Cards' Kevin Spacey fears Sony hack repeat

House of Cards' Kevin Spacey fears Sony hack repeat

Having recently taken on the studio boss role at Relativity Studios, House of Cards star Kevin Spacey fears a hack similar to that of Sony Pictures will occur again.

Turkish cyber-criminals post their flag on hacked Russian Embassy site

Turkish cyber-criminals post their flag on hacked Russian Embassy site

In a cyber-war involving Turkey against Russia, Turkish hacktivists have destroyed the Russian Embassy's website in Israel.

Keys protests harsh sentencing recommendations

Keys protests harsh sentencing recommendations

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Journalist Matthew Keys is challenging the recommendation that he serve a prison sentence of more than seven years for conspiring to help the hacktivist group Anonymous.

Jeremy Corbyn's Twitter account hacked for a few minutes

Jeremy Corbyn's Twitter account hacked for a few minutes

In what is being hailed a model of fast response, the Labour Party moved swiftly last night to regain control of the Twitter account of its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, following a hack.

Sacramento threatened by Anonymous over handling of homeless

Sacramento threatened by Anonymous over handling of homeless

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The hacking group Anonymous has threatened the City of Sacramento, Calif. with an unnamed cyber action if it does not cease arresting homeless people.

Anonymous takes credit for shutting down 14 Thai police wesbites

Anonymous takes credit for shutting down 14 Thai police wesbites

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Anonymous claimed responsibility for shutting down 14 Thailand police websites on Tuesday amidst police corruption allegations

Hacking forum Hell is back in business on the dark web

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A dark web gathering place for hackers dubbed "Hell" is back online and open to the public, according to one published report.

Anti-ISIS hacktivists take credit for attacks on Trump, BBC, BlackLivesMatter

Anti-ISIS hacktivists take credit for attacks on Trump, BBC, BlackLivesMatter

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The hacktivist group New World Hacking has claimed to be behind cyberattacks against Trump, BBC and BlackLivesMatter sites.

Kurdish group claims responsibility for hacking Idaho city website

Kurdish group claims responsibility for hacking Idaho city website

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McCall City, Idaho's municipal website was hacked and defaced late last week by a Kurdish group claiming to be anti-ISIS and anti-Turkey

Turkey will strengthen cybersecurity after attacks

Turkey will strengthen cybersecurity after attacks

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Turkey's presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said the country will bolster its cybersecurity efforts, after its DNS servers were hit with a 40Gbps DDoS attack that hacking group Anonymous took credit for last week.

Donald Trump receives a Christmas gift from a California hacker

Donald Trump receives a Christmas gift from a California hacker

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received some support from hackers who took over an electronic highway sign in California on Christmas night to post "Merry Xmas - Vote Donald Trump.

ISIS vs Anonymous - and Russia?

ISIS vs Anonymous - and Russia?

As Anonymous squares up to take on ISIS online, western critics question the wisdom of vigilante hackivism while Russia, it would appear, is taking hackers on board in the fight against the Islamist fundamentalists.

Anonymous Hacks European Space Agency

Anonymous Hacks European Space Agency

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The European Space Agency received an early, unwanted Christmas gift from Anonymous with the group hacking into several ESA subdomains and grabbing 8,000 usernames and passwords.

Anonymous warns Trump, claims credit for website DDoS attack

Anonymous warns Trump, claims credit for website DDoS attack

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Anonymous has targeted Donald Trump, claiming it had taken down a Trump Tower website via a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in response to the billionaire presidential candidate's heated rhetoric and call to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S.

Whale hunting policy leads to hacktivists' DDoS attack on Japan PM's site

Whale hunting policy leads to hacktivists' DDoS attack on Japan PM's site

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The website of Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was rendered inaccessible on Thursday owing to a DDoS attack.

Anonymous declares 'trolling day' on ISIS

Anonymous declares 'trolling day' on ISIS

Hacktivist collective Anonymous said it will continue its cyber assault on ISIS, declaring Friday, December 11, a trolling day against the terrorist group.

Hackers use Dropbox to target Hong Kong media

Hackers use Dropbox to target Hong Kong media

Hong Kong activists have been targetted via Dropbox according to FireEye, with the Chinese government the top suspects.

Anonymous hacks, 'Rickrolls' ISIS

Anonymous hacks, 'Rickrolls' ISIS

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When hacking group Anonymous responded to the deadly terror attacks in Paris by threatening ISIS "We will hunt you down," observers may have been left wondering what torturous punishment the group planned.

Palo Alto: 'Dark Seoul' strikes again

Palo Alto: 'Dark Seoul' strikes again

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The mysterious group behind the 2013 cyber attacks that crippled South Korean news stations, financial institutions, and government websites is likely the same attacker behind malware that appeared in Europe recently, according to Palo Alto Networks.

Anonymous 'getting in the way' in campaign against ISIS

Anonymous 'getting in the way' in campaign against ISIS

Anonymous' campaign against the Islamic State's internet assets has been criticised as a move that only hinders security and intelligence services attempts to investigate them.

Anonymous shutters 5.5K pro-ISIS Twitter accounts

Anonymous shutters 5.5K pro-ISIS Twitter accounts

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Anonymous claimed it took down 5,500 pro-ISIS Twitter accounts on its #OpParis Twitter account.

Agencies explore communication used in Paris attacks

Agencies explore communication used in Paris attacks

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Following the terror attacks in Paris that left 129 dead and about 350 others injured, intelligence agencies are exploring the communication methods that may have been used in planning the coordinated attacks.

Anonymous declares war on ISIS after Paris attacks

Anonymous declares war on ISIS after Paris attacks

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Hacker group Anonymous has declared war against ISIS in retaliation for the attacks in Paris on Friday night, in a YouTube video.

U.K. man headed to prison for DDoS attacks

U.K. man headed to prison for DDoS attacks

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A 51-year-old British man is headed to prison after being found guilty of DDoS attacks that knocked more than 300 websites offline in 2013.

Hackers compromise 70 million prison inmate phone records

Hackers compromise 70 million prison inmate phone records

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An estimated 70 million phone calls made by prisoners in the United States have been hacked and leaked to The Intercept.

Anonymous releases names of supposed KKK members

Anonymous releases names of supposed KKK members

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Anonymous followed up on its threat to out people it believes are KKK members with the release of hundreds of names on Pastebin.

Hacking Team, famous for supplying malware to spy on journalists, is back in business

Hacking Team, famous for supplying malware to spy on journalists, is back in business

According to a report by Motherboard, Hacking Team, the Italian-based technology vendor that sells covert surveillance technology to governments with questionable human rights records, is back in business.

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