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Anonymous knocks out Gabon government sites with DoS attack

The hacktivist group Anonymous reportedly took down dozens of Gabon government websites over the weekend as part of its “anti-dictatorships” campaign. The Agency France Presse reported that Anonymous took credit for bringing down more than 70 Gabon government websites with a denial of service attack. “More than 70 government sites (attacked). All their servers and…

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Saudi investment conference website hacked, defaced

The website of the Saudi Arabian investment conference, referred to as “Davos in the Desert,” was hacked Monday and desecrated with anti-Saudi messages and a “Photoshopped” image of Crown Prince preparing to execute journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in early October.  The defaced website, which included messages calling…

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Pro-ISIS hackers threaten to launch cyberattack on Dec. 8

Pro-ISIS hackers have reportedly posted a video threatening to launch a global cyberattack on government, military, and corporate websites on Friday, Dec. 8 – with the U.S. as its first target. “We will face you with a massive cyber war,” warns the group, known as the Electronic Ghosts of the Caliphate or Caliphate Cyber Ghosts,…

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