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Anonymous Targets 500 Israeli Web Sites over Gaza Conflict

The Anonymous hacker group announced today that it attacked some 500 Israeli web sites during a coordinated offensive over the Gaza conflict, according to IBTimes. The cyber-attacks, most of them distributed denial of service, coincide with Holocaust Remembrance Day. Government and administration web sites were targeted most. “On April 7, 2014, we call upon our brothers and sisters to hack, deface, hijack, ...

Anonymous Targets Russia Amid Ukraine Tension; Leaks Crownservice.ru Internal SQL Data

Anonymous leaked a 500 Mb internal SQL database from the Russian Crownservice.ru employment portal to protest Russia’s seizure of Crimea, according to a pastebin post by the hacktivist group. Anonymous said it carried out the leak as part of its `OpRussia’ campaign against what it calls the ‘tyranny and brutality’ of President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s military. Anonymous says Crownservice has deep ties w...

Brazil FIFA World Cup Threatened by Massive Cyber-Attack

The Brazil FIFA World Cup is threatened by a massive cyber-attack that could breach websites and lead to data theft, according to the BBC. Brazilian hackers are threatening to disrupt the football event that has already been hut by protests, delays and overspending. Several self-proclaimed Anonymous members told Reuters they will mainly hack websites of official organizations and companies sponsoring the Br...

Singaporean Hackers Arrested for Breaching President’s Website

Two men were arrested for hacking Singaporean President Tony Tan's website, according to Agence France-Presse, as quoted by Rappler. The 42-year-old and 17-year-old face a maximum fine of $8,000 and up to three years in prison. The arrests follow a complaint filed by the website administrators of Istana, the official residence of the president. Hackers managed to breach the web page in the early morning of ...

Whatsapp, Alexa, AVG, Avira Hacked by Pro-Palestinian Group (Update)

A group of hackers calling themselves KDMS Team claim responsibility for an attack against the websites of popular messaging service WhatsApp.com. The group allegedly affiliated with Anonymous took down WhatsApp.com and defaced it by displaying a pro-Palestinian message under the bombastic title “MISSION COMPLETED” while the Palestinian national anthem is playing in the background. Hackers wanted to deliver...

Most Users Try to Hide their Footprints on the Internet

Most Internet users try to hide their digital footprints by removing cookies or encrypting their email, according to a study by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project. 86% of Americans surveyed by the institute said they try to live a discrete life online, while more than a half avoid observation by specific people, organizations, or the government. “Users clearly want the option of be...

Stratfor Hacker Faces 10 Years in Prison

The Anonymous member arrested for hacking security analysis company Stratfor faces 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to hacking and conspiracy to commit access device fraud, according to cNET. In the attack last year, Jeremy Hammond took confidential data from Stratfor’s clients, including the U.S. Army, Lockheed Martin, U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense, and the Bank of America. “As part of each...

Guantanamo Wi-Fi Cut Off after Anonymous Threat

Guantanamo Bay Naval Base shut down its wireless connection to bar prisoners from accessing the Internet. Inmates are also denied access to their social networking accounts on Twitter and Facebook, after Anonymous made public its plans to “shut down Guantanamo” to mark the 100th day of inmates’ hunger strike. Army Lt. Col. Samuel House told Associated Press “the precautions were taken because of online thre...

Anonymous Seizes North Korea Propaganda Accounts

North Korea may be on the brink of declaring war, but guerrilla operations have already started in cyber-space. Hacktivists supposedly affiliated with Anonymous seized control of the Twitter and Flickr accounts of the North Korean propaganda news agency and started posting criticism of leader Kim Jong-un. As North Korea has hardly any presence on the Internet, the Twitter and Flickr accounts set up by Urimi...

Anonymous Member Could Spend Five Years behind Bars in Koch Attack

A 37-year-old Anonymous member faces up to five years in prison if found guilty of a DDoS attack against a multinational company, according to IT World. If convicted, he may also be forced to pay up to $500,000 fines. Eric J. Rosol from the US state of Wisconsin allegedly participated in the attack on a website of the Koch Industries back in February 2011. The firm is involved in several businesses, includi...

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