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Anonymous contributes to #JeSuisCharlie, takes jihadist site down

The hacktivist group Anonymous is stepping up to the challenge of defying the terrorist acts that took place in France last this week by launching a new offensive against extremism-promoting Islamic websites in the wake of the disaster.

Op-Ed: How to curb cyberattacks

The internet has brought many benefits from communications to accessibility, and even to job creations. However, it has also brought the need to protect ourselves with the latest tools to prevent identity theft, breaches, and more.

Anonymous plans OpAngel, a DOJ protest in honor of Aaron Swartz

Washington - Members of the online activist community, as well as those who believe public information should be available to citizens for free, are joining together to stage protests against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) at 3:00 p.m. Friday.

Anonymous continue OpWestboro campaign

Topeka - The hactivist group Anonymous is continuing its campaign against Westboro Baptist Church, targeting Twitter accounts and even the church's internet and cable accounts.

Anonymous takes down Interpol website in ‘Operation Free Assange’

As part of 'Operation Free Assange', Anonymous hacktivists take down the Interpol, International Criminal Police Organization and Serious Organized Crime Agency websites.

Syria Files: Anonymous hacktivists teamed with WikiLeaks

Anonymous and related hacktivists have claimed that they provided the 2.5 million emails to WikiLeaks. Anonymous and WikiLeaks have cooperated before.

Anonymous-linked hactivists attacked City of Chicago websites

Chicago - It wasn't only the physical protesters targeting Chicago yesterday. Anonymous-related hacktivists also did their part by taking down the CPD's website and the City of Chicago's website.

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?

Anonymous-linked group hacks emails of Tunisia Ennahda Party

Tunis - Anonymous sure does get around, as a group linked to them has now hacked 2,725 emails of the Tunisia ruling Ennahda party.

UK Home Office web site attacked by Anonymous

London - With much talk about the extreme surveillance methods being planned in the United Kingdom, Anonymous took its revenge by taking down the Home Office web site.

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.

Latest antics by Anonymous — Vatican and Panda Security

Anonymous has been at it again. This time in revenge for recent arrests. And while they were at it, they hit the Vatican too.

Anonymous hackers take down Interpol site

In the wake of the purported arrest of 25 suspected hackers - members of the hacktivist group Anonymous - revenge has been taken.

Hacking group Anonymous targets pepper-spraying policeman

The hacking group Anonymous has targeted the policeman who pepper-sprayed protesters at UC Davis by posting his personal contact information online, along with an ominous video message that urges supporters to bombard him with emails and phone calls.

Anonymous plans major hacking attack on Saturday

All eyes are on Fox News site today after the release of a video by the online collective known as Anonymous promised multiple data breaches on Saturday November 5, in honour of Guy Fawkes Night.

Hacker group Anonymous attacks San Francisco's transit system

San Francisco - San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit system was the target of an attack by hackers from Anonymous on Sunday which resulted in the shutdown of the BART site after contact info for more then 2,400 customers was published online by the hackivists group.

Op-Ed: Lulzsec raises the question — Does hacktivism have a future?

Lulzsec, like Wikileaks and Anonymous, have shown the ability to make their presence and their views known and spray around some information. Their hits on the CIA site, Senate and White House were varied in effect.

Hacktivists and the Internet Special

Recently a 16-year old Dutch boy was arrested, and it seems that he may have some connection with Operation Payback and the recent action by hacktivists that targeted sites such as PayPal and Mastercard.
 

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