LulzSec

Alleged LulzSec leader charged with hacking Australian government site

Alleged LulzSec leader charged with hacking Australian government site

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Matthew Flannery, who is employed at a Sydney, Australia-based IT firm, faces up to 22 years in prison if convicted of the alleged offenses.

LulzSec Sony Pictures intruder sentenced to a year in prison

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An accused member of the hacktivist group LulzSec on Thursday has been sentenced by a federal judge in Los Angeles for his role in hacking into the systems of Sony Pictures Entertainment, according to reports.

Second LulzSec member pleads out in Sony Pictures attack

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Raynaldo Rivera, 20, chose to plead guilty just like cohort Cody Kretsinger did earlier this year.

Anonymous group leaks 1m Apple IDs from FBI laptop

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Hacktivists have posted the UDIDs of iOS devices online, which, if true, highlights a major concern as to how and why the FBI had access to the information in the first place. But a spokesperson for the bureau denies the attack.

Purported LulzSec member charged in Sony Pictures hack

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Authorities believe Raynaldo Rivera joined previously accused Cody Kretsinger in compromising SonyPictures.com to steal personal information on about a million people.

News briefs: Anonymous takes credit for hack, and other security news

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Anonymous, WikiLeaks, DNSChanger, Stratfor, global cyber crime ring...and other breaking news.

Data stolen from 1,000 Canadian officials

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The personal information of 1,000 Canadian government officials was stolen as part of a vast data heist last December, it has been revealed.

America's privacy and security enforcer

America's privacy and security enforcer

The FTC has made major moves this year in its fight against cyber crime, and if enterprises and organizations aren't careful, they may be facing a team of the agency's investigators.

LulzSec duo plead guilty to DDoS against CIA

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Members of hacker group LulzSec faced authorities in the U.K. for alleged involvement in several high-profile website attacks.

Accused LulzSec hacker faces U.S. extradition

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According to an indictment unsealed Wednesday, Ryan Cleary was part of a hacktivist group that targeted Fox Entertainment Group, Sony Pictures and PBS in data heists and defacements.

Alleged LulzSec hacker Hammond pleads innocent

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Accused Stratfor hacker Jeremy Hammond plans to fight the charges filed against him for the devastating breach of the global affairs firm.

What we learned from Anonymous/AntiSec

What we learned from Anonymous/AntiSec

An examination of the evolution from the 2010 and 2011 campaign operations provides some hints about what IT vendors might expect from hacktivists in 2012.

News briefs: The latest news from Apple, Verizon and more

News briefs: The latest news from Apple, Verizon, CrowdStrike, FTC and more

LulzSec hacker reverses guilty plea for Sony Pictures attack

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An accused member of the hacktivist group LulzSec pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles to charges of hacking into the systems of Sony Pictures Entertainment, according to reports.

News briefs: LulzSec head worked with FBI, Sony breached, and more

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News briefs: LulzSec head Sabu worked with FBI, Extension in DNSChanger servers, Sony breached again, and more

LulzSec redux dumps data after raiding military dating site

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Hackers calling themselves "LulzSec Reborn" have claimed responsibility for two breaches that resulted in the dumping of personal information.

Verizon: Hacktivists reigned supreme in 2011

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Traditionally known for defacing websites and knocking them offline, so-called hacktivists stepped up their game last year and were responsible for a majority of data stolen in breaches, according to an annual study from Verizon.

Claims over entrapment, FBI-enabled hacks fly after arrests

Claims over entrapment, FBI-enabled hacks fly after arrests

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As the news settles that a trusted member of Anonymous was actually an FBI informant, some are wondering whether his FBI handlers went too far when trying to gather evidence about other suspected hackers.

Anonymous hacker-turned-informant helps feds arrest five

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Sabu, an Anonymous/LulzSec/AntiSec hacker beloved by many across the world, has spent the last nine months providing information to the FBI. What does this mean to the future of the hacktivist movement?

News briefs: The latest from the Google, Anonymous and others

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News briefs: The latest from the PCI Security Standards Council, Google, Anonymous, Facebook and others...

RSA Conference 2012: CloudFlare's three weeks with LulzSec

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A cloud-based start-up counted Lulz Security as a customer for three weeks last June, and the company's CEO took to the stage at the RSA Conference to recount what went down.

Hacktivist-led DDoS is now the most common type, study finds

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DDoS attackers motivated by social or political purposes are more common than conventional criminals out for financial gain, concluded a new report from Arbor Networks.

FBI call gives clues into Anonymous, LulzSec probes

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Security experts believe a member of Anonymous hacked into the email account of a law enforcement official, which provided them the credentials necessary to eavesdrop on an FBI-led conference call.

Can Anonymous force its victims to reconsider their actions?

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Hugh Thompson, an adjunct professor at Columbia and program committee chairman of the RSA Conference, got me thinking that, in the face of hacktivism, security these days also means deliberating business practices.

Hacktivists expose personal info of T-Mobile staff

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T-Mobile was hit on Saturday with a hacktivist attack, which resulted in the publication of personal information of some 80 of the wireless communications provider's employees.

Mobile malware, "whaling" top challenges of 2011, says IBM report

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Basic network security is not just a technical problem, but rather a complex business challenge, according to a new report from IBM.

Alleged 'Anonymous 14' plead innocent to PayPal DDoS

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Fourteen individuals believed to be part of the hacktivist group Anonymous plead not guilty in federal court in San Jose, Calif on Thursday to charges of participating in an attack against PayPal.

AntiSec hackers target another military contractor

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In another swipe at the FBI, AntiSec hacktivists posted private data from defense contractor Vanguard Defense Industries.

Lawmaker requests McAfee briefing to discuss Shady RAT

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A California congresswoman has requested a meeting with McAfee's head researcher and his team following the security company's release last week of a 14-page report chronicling a persistent hacking campaign affecting some 50 U.S. organizations.

AntiSec hackers release cache of police data

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The leak, dubbed "Shooting Sherifs Saturday," contains more than 10 GB of stolen data belonging to sheriff's offices for mostly rural towns across the country.

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