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  • Where's the Outrage Over Occupy Protesters' High-Tech Intimidation of Police?

    11/06/2011 12:16:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 4, 2011 | Dan Gainor
    It was inevitable that the “F*** the Police” generation would grow into a meaner version of the left that has long called police officers “pigs” and worse. Despite its union support, the Occupy Wall Street crowd has taken police hate and confrontation to a level seldom seen outside of organized crime. Gone are the days of goofy liberal protests where police officers stand idly by watching the street theater. The Occupiers have escalated their levels of abuse, confrontation, intimidation, harassment and threats – all so they can score good video clips to boost their movement. Even an awful incident like...
  • Hackers attack ‘Occupy Wall Street’ opposition website

    11/02/2011 6:18:31 PM PDT · by markomalley
    Daily Caller ^ | Nov 2, 2011 | Josh Peterson
    OWS Exposed, a blog that aggregates Occupy Wall Street news, suffered a cyber attack late last week. The site’s owner, a conservative opponent of the left-wing protest movement, discovered malicious code had been inserted into his website’s infrastructure.“Somebody found a back door to our website and planted a bunch of PHP scripts,” Jeff Davis, president of the conservative issue advocacy group Minnesota Majority, told The Daily Caller Monday. PHP, a general-purpose scripting language, is often used for Web development and can be embedded into HTML to produce dynamic web pages. Power Line’s John Hinderaker first blogged about the website on October 27, and...
  • 10 Questions for Kevin Mitnick (the über hacker)

    10/31/2011 9:41:51 AM PDT · by dennisw · 1 replies
    time ^ | Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 | Belinda Luscombe
    Has social networking changed hacking? Made it easier. I can go into LinkedIn and search for network engineers and come up with a list of great spear-phishing targets because they usually have administrator rights over the network. Then I go onto Twitter or Facebook and trick them into doing something, and I have privileged access. If I know you love Angry Birds, maybe I would send you an e-mail purporting to be from Angry Birds with a new pro version. Once you download it, I could have complete access to everything on your phone. How easy was it for those...
  • Online Hackers Threaten to Expose Cartel's Secrets

    10/29/2011 1:03:13 PM PDT · by wildbill · 44 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 10/28/2011 | Dane Shiller
    An international group of online hackers is warning a Mexican drug cartel to release one of its members, kidnapped from a street protest, or it will publish the identities and addresses of the syndicate's associates, from corrupt police to taxi drivers, as well as reveal the syndicates' businesses. The vow is a bizarre cyber twist to Mexico's ongoing drug war, as a group that has no guns is squaring off against the Zetas, a cartel blamed for thousands of deaths as well as introducing beheadings and other frightening brutality. "You made a huge mistake by taking one of us. Release...
  • Cops eye protesters after cyber threats ("online messages urging violence and harassment")

    10/29/2011 11:19:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | October 29, 2011 | Dave Wedge
    Boston cops are probing alleged threats by cyber goons tied to Occupy Boston, including online messages urging violence and harassment, officials said. “The Boston Police Department is investigating harassment attempts and threats directed at department personnel. These threats appear to be generated by those either involved or sympathetic with the Occupy Boston movement,” Boston police Commissioner Edward F. Davis said in a statement last night. “The department will not disclose the specific nature of the intelligence gathered relative to this matter. We are taking the appropriate steps to address any potential concerns.” Sources said the threats included publicizing the phone...
  • “Anonymous” Now Fighting Child Pornography

    10/27/2011 8:32:40 AM PDT · by decimon · 6 replies
    Mashable ^ | October 24, 2011 | Zachary Sniderman
    Anonymous, the group of high-powered hackers famous for taking down websites belonging to Bank of America and Sony, has turned its vigilante brand of online activism to child pornography sites. The “hacktivists” are targeting web host Freedom Hosting and accusing it of knowingly hosting child pornography. This marks a shift for Anonymous, which is better known for hitting corporate and big-business sites with DDoS attacks, briefly taking over operations or scraping information.
  • Major Security Firms Detect New Trojan Capable Of Disrupting Power Plants - Infrastructure

    10/19/2011 2:08:07 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10-19-2011 | Mac Slavo
    Major Security Firms Detect New Trojan Capable Of Disrupting Power Plants, Oil Refineries and Other Critical Infrastructure Networks Mac Slavo October 19th, 2011 In our October 7, 2011 report There Have Been Intrusions, we noted that DHS Undersecretary Greg Shaffer warned that hackers and foreign governments are “knocking on the backdoor” of the networked systems which connect everything from infrastructure grid control systems to financial networks. It now appears that our interconnected smart grid is actively under attack, as evidenced by a new Stuxnet-style trojan that has been detected by major cyber security leaders Symantec and McAfee. Much like its...
  • Sesame Street YouTube Channel Hacked With Porn

    10/17/2011 2:02:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 17, 2011 | Erin McLaughlin
    Brought to you by the letter “X” – Sesame Street’s YouTube channel is back up today after being shut down Sunday when hackers took over the site and replaced the videos with porn.
  • Did Wall Street Vanish?

    10/10/2011 5:22:01 AM PDT · by AD from SpringBay · 14 replies
    None | October 10, 2011 | A Decker
    This is a complete vanity. Isn't today the day that the Anonmyous Hackers are going to make Wall Street disappear?
  • Anonymous threatens to “erase” the New York Stock Exchange from the Internet

    10/04/2011 1:51:23 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 37 replies
    Ever since Occupy Wall Street protests began mid-September, the hacker collective Anonymous has been posting its support for protestors and threats against those like the New York Police Department, on its YouTube channel. In its most recent post over the weekend, Anonymous threatens to “erase” the New York Stock Exchange from the Internet. Anonymous includes instruction on its video for people to "JOIN THE RAID". When? October 10. Watch the group’s video threat — a message to the media — of a day that will “never, ever be forgot:” As PC Magazine reports the threat, it notes that Anonymous does...
  • Occupy Wall Street: George Soros Understands Protesters’ Pain

    10/04/2011 8:55:56 AM PDT · by Beckett08 · 23 replies
    IB Times ^ | 10/04/2011
    Billionaire investor George Soros said he sympathizes with the protesters who have camped out near Wall Street in New York and inspired similar anti-corporate demonstrations in other major cities across the United S While announcing a $40-million aid pledge at the United Nations for rural African development, Soros told media that he understood the protesters’ rage over big government bailout for banks "Actually I can understand their [protesters] sentiment, frankly," he said. "And at the same time the decision not to inject capital into the banks, but to effectively relieve them of their bad assets and then allow them to...
  • Anonymous Threatens to Shut Down Wall Street (Leftists Gear up for October)

    10/04/2011 6:29:43 AM PDT · by Beckett08 · 132 replies
  • Traditional Hackers Now Turning Their Crosshairs on Conservatives

    09/28/2011 4:37:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | September 28, 2011 | Rachel Alexander
    Owners of popular conservative websites have increasing reason to be concerned their sites may be hacked or otherwise physically attacked for political reasons. Traditionally, hackers took an anarchist approach that primarily targeted government websites. Lately, they are assailing politically conservative websites. Many of these newer attacks are coming from hackers associated with Wikileaks. Some libertarian conservatives defend Wikileaks’ business of leaking government documents, unaware that its affiliates are hypocritically trying to silence them. In addition to wreaking technical havoc, hackers have figured out they can use Google’s strict policy against deceptive website tactics to keep conservative websites hidden from the...
  • Gay hackers attack pro-family petition in defense of Julio Severo and other Christians

    09/25/2011 10:36:01 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Gay hackers attack pro-family petition in defense of Julio Severo and other Christians By Julio Severo A pro-family petition website to support me and other Christians has been hacked today. Attack by hackers on Sunday, September 25 The petition was created by LifeSiteNews in response to a massive campaign by homo-fascist group AllOut, which boasts more than 500,000 adherents. The campaign of AllOut pressured PayPal to block services to me and pro-family groups. PayPal readily yielded, firstly blocking my account, effectively hindering me from receiving voluntary donations from friends. Now, to make sure that a positive pro-family campaign may pressure...
  • Whither the jihadi forums?

    08/01/2011 1:10:28 PM PDT · by Cindy · 114 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 1, 2011 | n/a "Whither the jihadi forums?" SNIPPET: "There are currently only three jihadi forums that are sufficiently active and well-connected to be of any interest whatsoever. Why we claim to be on the verge of defeating al-Qaida while simultaneously watching passively as they use these forums to regroup and regenerate is beyond me. These are the forums three: • al-Fidaa, a forum created by al-Qaida core. That it is directly linked to al-Qaida by definition moves it to the top of the list. Current membership: 2,462, all of whom can be considered "active" if only because they just joined the forum....
  • In Just Three Weeks, Facebook Pays Out $40K to Hackers

    08/30/2011 4:36:25 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 3 replies
    PC World ^ | 29 August 2011 | Robert McMillan
    Three weeks after launching a bug bounty program that pays Web hackers cash for finding flaws with its website, Facebook said it has paid out more than $40,000 in rewards. Facebook called the program a success Monday, saying it has mobilized security researchers around the world to help make more secure. "We know and have relationships with a large number of security experts, but this program has kicked off dialogue with a whole new and ever expanding set of people across the globe in over 16 countries, from Turkey to Poland who are passionate about Internet security," the company...
  • Hackers (Anonymous..) threaten Fullerton police website, email

    08/14/2011 11:24:33 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 21 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | August 14, 2011 | CLAUDIA KOERNER
    FULLERTON – The hacker group Anonymous is threatening to disrupt the Fullerton Police Department's website and email after the death of a mentally ill homeless man last month following a confrontation with police officers. The group is demanding the resignation of Police Chief Michael Sellers, the prosecution of the officers involved and the city to pay out $5 million to the family of Kelly Thomas, 37, who died July 10. Police said Thomas resisted while officers were investigating reports of an attempted car burglary. Six officers responded to subdue him, and a bloody photo showing Thomas' fatal head and neck...
  • Small-business nightmare: 8 million sites hacked to harm customers' computers

    08/12/2011 10:04:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Link only - Small-business nightmare: 8 million sites hacked to harm customers' computers
  • Hacker Group Anonymous Vows To Destroy Facebook On November 5

    08/10/2011 12:16:59 AM PDT · by tlb · 140 replies · 1+ views
    Village Voice Blog copied onto Business Insider ^ | August 9, 2011 | By Rosie Gray on Village Voice
    Anonymous, which has been responsible for cyber-attacks on the Pentagon, News Corp, and others, has vowed to destroy Facebook on November 5th (which should ring a bell). Citing privacy concerns and the difficulty involved in deleting a Facebook account, Anonymous hopes to "kill Facebook." The full text of the announcement, made on YouTube and reported by Village Voice, is below: Operation Facebook DATE: November 5, 2011 Attention citizens of the world, We wish to get your attention, hoping you heed the warnings as follows: Your medium of communication you all so dearly adore will be destroyed. If you are a...
  • LulzSec Release: Arizona Police Say Hezbollah is in Mexico

    08/03/2011 3:47:49 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 9 replies
    Presence in Mexico Based on a study done by Georgetown University, the number of immigrants from Lebanon and Syria living in Mexico exceeds 200,000. Along with Iran, Syria is one of Hezbollah’s strongest financial and political supporters, and Lebanon is its country of origin. In July of this year, Mexican authorities arrested Jameel Nasr in Tijuana, Baja California. Nasr was alleged to be tasked with establishing the Hezbollah network in Mexico and throughout South America. In April of last year, the arrest of Jamal Yousef – in New York City – exposed a weapons cache of 100 M- 16 assault...