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WSJ gets a slice of PewDiePie

The Wall Street Journal was hacked and had a page defaced by the apparent fans of the online personality PewDiePie. The defaced page contained sponsored content, but was altered to show an apology by the Journal to Felix Kjellberg who runs the PewDiePie YouTube channel. The page was taken down, but a copy has been…

Syrian Electronic Army claims it obtained U.S. Central Command docs via hack

Researchers: Syrian Electronic Army targeting secure messaging app users with spyware

The Syrian Electronic Army hacker group has reportedly been investing heavily in a scheme to infect Android device users with a spyware tool hidden inside fake app updates. Known for its ardent support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the threat group is targeting in particular  users of secure messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Telegram. The SEA is…

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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