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Norway's massive cyber-attack the work of one lone teenager

Bergen - Recently we heard that Anonymous Norway had taken responsibility for what was thought to be the country's biggest-ever network attack. However, police now have in custody a 17-year-old hacker, who claims he was the one that did it.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Is Target responsible for the major cyberattack?

Target has been named as a defendant in over 90 lawsuits with plaintiffs ranging from banks to customers. The plaintiffs are citing negligence on the part of the big box retail giant and are seeking various amounts in compensatory damages.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington - 1 comment

College student gets jail for changing grades to A's

Roy Sun, 25, was sentenced to 90 days in jail last week for computer tampering after he and two undergraduate classmates were accused of hacking into Purdue University's data system to change their grades to A's.
In the Media by Megan Morreale

Germany IT watchdog knew for weeks of mass cyber theft

Berlin - Germany's cyber crime watchdog said Wednesday it learnt last month of the mass theft of 16 million digital identities through a criminal probe but needed weeks before alerting the public.
In the Media by AFP

Anonymous hits MIT website in honor of Aaron Swartz

The Anonymous collective staged at least one high-profile website attack on Friday. The day marked the one-year anniversary of Aaron Swartz’s suicide.
In the Media by Justin King

Hammond court documents show no reduced sentence for cooperating

Today is hacktivist Jeremy Hammond’s birthday. The Anonymous affiliated hacker made headlines with a massive leak of documents from Stratfor and his subsequent arrest. Recently, some have questioned whether Hammond cooperated with the federal government
In the Media by Justin King - 4 comments

2 million Facebook, Twitter and Gmail accounts compromised

Around 2 million Facebook, Gmail, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts were compromised by hackers in the past month, according to a new report.
In the Media by Al Boe - 1 comment

Dutch digital activist discusses Anonymous in depth Special

As the Anonymous collective branches out into public street-level operations and gains momentum, a digital activist discusses some of the philosophy and strategy behind the online activities of the movement.
Digital Journal Report by Justin King - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Anonymous — Behind the Mask Special

Anonymous took over the streets in over 470 cities all over the world as part of the Million Mask March. The mass protest left many wondering exactly who they are and what they want. The answer is as complex and simple as the movement itself.
Digital Journal Report by Justin King - 5 comments

Apple's TouchID fingerprint scanner hacked by Chaos Computer Club

Just 48 hours after getting their hands on the new iPhone 5S, hackers over at Chaos Computer Club in Europe have found a way to bypass Apple's TouchID fingerprint security scanner.
In the Media by Milton Este

Anonymous #opINFORM gaining momentum Special

Operation: Inform serves as one of the collective’s intelligence wings. Those within Anonymous subscribe to the various social media accounts of #opINFORM to stay abreast of current events related to some of the organization’s goals.
Digital Journal Report by Justin King

Hacker set to speak at conference found dead

San Francisco - A hacker scheduled to speak at the recent Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas was mysteriously found dead in his apartment just days before the event was scheduled to take place. His death has prompted some speculation over what happened.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 8 comments

Hackers reveal financial records of 1st Lady, VP and celebrities

Hackers have revealed, and continue to release, the alleged financial records of various US politicians and celebrities including the First Lady Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Kim Kardashian and even Donald Trump. (Update.)
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 11 comments

Gamer dad hacks Donkey Kong so daughter can play the Princess

Charlottetown - A gamer dad jumped into action when his three-year-old daughter wondered why she couldn't play as a girl character in her favourite video game, Donkey Kong. Why not? Dad thought. It made sense since she already plays Princess Peach in Super Mario Bros. 2.
In the Media by AR Vasquez - 2 comments

Anonymous targets Westboro, releases addresses, phone numbers

The hacker group Anonymous has targeted the website of Westboro Baptist Church after the church announced plans to protest Sandy Hook Elementary School.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 6 comments

Hacker group Anonymous names alleged Amanda Todd bully

New Westminster - The hacker group known as Anonymous has named a person who allegedly drove 15-year-old Amanda Todd to commit suicide on Oct. 10.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 29 comments

U.S. officials: 'Iran's behind cyber attacks'

Defense Department and Pentagon officials believe that Iranian hackers are responsible for the recent rash of cyber attacks on financial institutions in the United States, as well as oil companies in the Persian Gulf.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 9 comments

Twitter hacked? Thousands of user names & passwords on Pastebin

Twitter has allegedly been hacked and tens of thousands of user names and passwords were published on pastebin.com. Should you be worried?
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 8 comments

FBI admits it is losing the fight against hackers

Anonymous is famous for attacking the FBI on Fridays. Well, now it seems that has changed as the battleground gets bigger. On Wednesday, the FBI openly admitted that they are losing the cyberspace battle.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange targets Australian Senate seat

Wikileaks' founder Julian Assange is set to run for a Senate seat in the Australian upper house according to an official announcement from the organization he founded six years ago.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 3 comments

Anonymous takes down CIA website

Anonymous, famous for targeting certain websites, especially since the SOPA/PIPA debacle, has now taken down the CIA website. The website is currently unavailable with an error 101.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Saudis hack thousands of Israeli credit card details

Saudi hackers exposed personal banking information of thousands of Israelis by hacking into a sports site on the Internet and obtaining credit card details.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 7 comments

British Intelligence Agency recruits hackers with top secret game Special

The British Intelligence Agency is recruiting talent in the hacker community via a code-cracking online game released on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
Digital Journal Report by Christina Farr - 2 comments

LulzSec, Anonymous spokesman 'Topiary' arrested, UK Police Say

London - The Metropolitan Police have announced the arrest of a 19-year-old man, known online as Topiary, who has been identified by Scotland Yard as the spokesman for the hacktivist group's Lulzsec and Anonymous.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman

Hacker group LulzSec takes down Murdoch-owned news sites

Notorious hacking community LulzSec claimed responsibility for the Monday night attack on UK's The Sun and Times Online. They also posted a fake story on the Sun homepage about Rupert Murdoch's death before it was removed.
In the Media by David Silverberg

Wi-Fi hacker in Minnesota gets 18 years in prison

A man from a suburb of St. Paul-Minneapolis, Minnesota has been accused of wreaking havoc on his neighbors by publicly humiliating them by means of Wi-Fi network hacking and identity theft.
In the Media by Abigail Prendergast - 2 comments

Millions of emails possibly exposed in major security breach

Countless customer emails addresses that do business with many companies have been exposed, thanks to a security breach. Some of the companies include Walgreens, Capitol One, JPMorgan Chase, TiVo, Citi, and Marriott rewards.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Did Anonymous take down Bank of America's online banking today?

Customers are reporting Bank of America's online banking service is extremely slow or not working at all. The bank's spokesperson claims the disruption occurred because of routine upgrades, while others believe the hacking group Anonymous attacked BoA.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 1 comment

Online dating site Plenty of Fish hacked

Vancouver - Plenty of Fish, one of the world's largest online dating sites, has been hacked resulting in the passwords of its users to be compromised.
In the Media by Adeline Yuboco

Stuxnet-like viruses to be released more broadly in 2011

Known to successfully slow down the Iranian nuclear program, the Stuxnet cyber worm is now expected to spawn variations that are predicted to disrupt non-traditional IT targets, from power grids to electronic voting stations.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment
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Israeli military website hacked by Anonymous
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Israeli military website hacked by Anonymous
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Iconic Anonymous mask on keyboard with phone displaying some of the location of the upcoming Million...
Iconic Anonymous mask on keyboard with phone displaying some of the location of the upcoming Million Mask March. (5 Nov 2013)
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Traditional Anonymous wardrobe.
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Digital attack map
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Images from a hacker's website
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Stock photo representing hacking and hackers
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Barnaby Jack died at age 35 in San Francisco  Calif. on July 25  2013
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Barnaby Jack died at age 35 in San Francisco, Calif. on July 25, 2013
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David Kernell
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Hackers announce JAVA security vulnerability
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Hackers announce JAVA security vulnerability
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A still from the film We Are Legion about the Anonymous hacktivists
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A still from the film We Are Legion about the Anonymous hacktivists
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The logo to represent the hacking community LulzSec
LulzSec logo
The logo to represent the hacking community LulzSec
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A still from the film We Are Legion about the Anonymous hacktivists
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A still from the film We Are Legion about the Anonymous hacktivists
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Andrew Auernheimer  24  hacker in AT&T-iPad security situation was arrested by police.
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Andrew Auernheimer, 24, hacker in AT&T-iPad security situation was arrested by police.
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