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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...
  • Massive Global Cyberattack Targeting U.S., U.N. Discovered; Experts Blame China

    08/03/2011 6:25:02 AM PDT · by Freeport · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 03, 2011 | N/A
    The world's most extensive case of cyber-espionage, including attacks on U.S. government and U.N. computers, is set to be revealed Wednesday by online security firm McAfee, and analysts are speculating that China is behind the attacks. The spying was dubbed "Operation Shady RAT," or "remote access tool" by McAfee -- and it led to a massive loss of information that poses a huge economic threat, wrote vice president of threat research Dmitri Alperovitch "What is happening to all this data — by now reaching petabytes as a whole — is still largely an open question," Alperovitch wrote on a blog detailing the threat. "However,...
  • Hackers leak details of cases vs Palin, hint Obama will be next

    07/21/2011 11:49:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    GMA News ^ | July 22, 2011
    Hackers uploaded to the Internet Friday (Manila time) the court documents of at least eight cases against Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. In messages on its Twitter account, hacker group TeaMp0isoN also hinted it will soon leak details of cases against President Barack Obama. "[Eight] Court Cases against @SarahPalinUSA that have been whitewashed," it said. The supposed data about the cases against Palin were uploaded to A later tweet said "the next bunch of cases that will be leaked will be related to Obama." The TeaMp0isoN group had been in a rivalry of sorts with Lulz Security, which had also...
  • 'Anonymous' Hackers Claim to Breach NATO Security

    07/21/2011 6:57:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    AP/Fox News ^ | 7/21/11
    A group of computer hackers claims to have breached NATO security and accessed hordes of restricted material. The group called Anonymous says it would be "irresponsible" to publish most of the material it stole from NATO but that it is sitting on about 1 gigabyte of data. Anonymous posted a PDF file Thursday, and broadcast a link to it from its Twitter page, showing what appeared to be a document headed "NATO Restricted."
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI Raids Homes of Suspected Anonymous Hackers

    07/19/2011 5:02:49 AM PDT · by Doogle · 5 replies · 1+ views
    FOX ^ | 07/19/11 | Jana Winter
    The FBI is executing search warrants at two Long Island, N.Y., homes and one Brooklyn, N.Y., home of three suspected members of notorious hacking group Anonymous early Tuesday morning, has learned. More than 10 FBI agents arrived at the Baldwin, N.Y., home of Giordani Jordan with a search warrant for computers and computer-related accessories. The targets of the FBI searches are all in their late teens to early 20s.
  • A Cyber-Pearl Harbor On Horizon?

    07/15/2011 5:28:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 15, 2011 | Staff
    Security: The Pentagon has disclosed perhaps the largest theft of sensitive data by an unnamed foreign government. The threat to our electronic infrastructure is real, growing and as dangerous as a North Korean missile. In outlining America's cyberwarfare strategy last Thursday at the National Defense University, Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn disclosed that 24,000 sensitive files containing Pentagon data at a defense company were accessed in a cyberattack in March, likely by a foreign government. He didn't disclose the identity of that government, but in a bit of an understatement he acknowledged, "We have a pretty good idea." So...
  • Hacked: Obama's campaign website

    07/06/2011 5:34:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/5/11 | Hayley Peterson
    The Obama campaign website was hacked on Tuesday and invited supporters to two fake anti-government events hosted by an unnamed "Commy Obama."The campaign's application for mobile devices, such as iPhones and iPads, directed users to two events titled "Rules of Politics" scheduled for noon on Tuesday in Washington."1. Politicians and other public servants lie," read the event description provided on the Obama campaign website. (Full screenshot here.) "2. Politicians tell you what you want to hear and offer to provide things for 'free' to get votes. 3. When government buys, the people pay."The 430-word message lists 21 total anti-government criticisms,...
  • Anonymous Declares War On The City Of Orlando

    06/28/2011 6:02:58 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 31 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | June 28,2011 | Erick Schonfeld
    The hacktivist group Anonymous may be setting its sights on the city of Orlando, Florida next, if an anonymous press release which has landed in our inbox is to be believed (see bellow). The group is threatening to take down a different city-related website every day, starting with Orlando Florida Guide, which doesn’t even appear to be owned by the city of Orlando (it is registered to an organization called Utopia, administered by a man named Steven Ridenour). So any random website extolling the virtues of Orlando could be targeted. The DDOS attacks are justified in the press release...
  • LulzSec: the members and the enemies

    06/25/2011 6:35:43 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 10 replies
    Guardian ^ | Friday 24 June 2011 | Josh Halliday
    While Sabu and Topiary are firmly on the inside, the likes of The Jester and LulzSec Exposed are most certainly notInside Sabu Apparent founder and leader of LulzSec, he is a long-time hacktivist associated with senior Anonymous members. Decides who can join the group and who should be targeted. Attempts by rivals to uncover details about his real-life identity suggest he is a 30-year-old IT consultant skilled in the Python programming language who has lived in New York. The timing of some his tweets – tweeting "goodnight all" at 0700 BST, or 0200 New York time – implies he is...
  • LulzSec Releases Arizona Law Enforcement Data In Retaliation For Immigration Law

    06/23/2011 7:32:50 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 30 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | June 23, 2011 | Alexia Tsotsis
    <p>Hacker collective of the moment LulzSec has just released a torrent of data it claims to belong to Arizona law enforcement, in what it calls “Operation Chinga La Migra”</p>
  • North Korea recruits hackers at school

    06/20/2011 8:22:09 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 6 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 20 Jun 2011 | Sangwon Yoon
    A child becomes computer literate at primary school. Meanwhile, North Korea's most prodigious young students are identified and trained in advanced cyberwarfare techniques As South Korea blames North Korea for a recent slew of cyberattacks, two defectors share their experiences, as a hacker and trainer of "cyberwarriors" in the reclusive communist country, with Al Jazeera shedding some light into the inner workings of the North's cyberwarfare programme. In the process, Kim Heung-kwang and Jang Se-yul also warn of the regime's concentrated efforts to bolster its cyberwarfare capabilities. The hackers' professor Kim Heung-kwang was a computer science professor in North...
  • CIA, Senate hackers gleefully promise more

    06/16/2011 6:54:35 PM PDT · by bushwon · 7 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/16/11 | Doug Gross
    CNN) -- They've breached or busted the websites of the CIA, PBS and the U.S. Senate, and launched at least part of an extended attack on Sony, whose PlayStation Network was brought to a grinding halt for the better part of a month. And, to hear them tell it, it's all for a laugh. Meet Lulz Security, or LulzSec, the gleeful and secretive band of hackers who appear to be responsible for a string of high-profile and sometimes embarrassing Internet attacks. Their most recent strike, and arguably the most ambitious, was a distributed denial-of-service attack Wednesday that shut down the...
  • Hacked! First the Senate, now the CIA... Computer gang accesses agency website...

    06/16/2011 9:25:16 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16th June 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A group of hackers who breached the Senate computer system earlier this week claimed responsibility for problems with the CIA's website today. The group, known as Lulz Security, tweeted 'Tango down -,' and there were difficulties throughout the early evening accessing the agency's website. The computer mischief appeared to be targeting the CIA's public website, which does not include classified data and has no impact on the CIA's operation. CIA spokesman Marie Harf said the agency is looking into the reports.
  • LulzSec hackers claim CIA website shutdown

    06/16/2011 8:51:45 AM PDT · by cartan · 26 replies
    The hacker group Lulz Security has claimed it has brought down the public-facing website of the US Central Intelligence Agency. The alleged attack on occurred on the same day the group opened a telephone request line so its fans could suggest potential targets. On its Twitter feed, the group wrote: “Tango down - - for the lulz”. The CIA website was inaccessible at times on Wednesday but appeared to be back up on Thursday. LulzSec’s claim could not immediately be verified. It was unclear if the outage was due to the group’s efforts or to the large number...
  • CIA website goes down, hackers claim responsibility

    06/15/2011 6:06:34 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:37pm EDT | Jim Finkle
    (Reuters) - The public website of the Central Intelligence Agency went down on Wednesday evening as the hacker group Lulz Security said it had launched an attack. Lulz Security has claimed responsibility for recent attacks on the Senate, Sony Corp, News Corp and the U.S. Public Broadcasting System television network. The CIA site initially could not be accessed from New York to San Francisco, and Bangalore to London. Later in the evening service was sporadic. "We are looking into these reports," a CIA spokeswoman said. ... Security analysts have downplayed the significance of these attacks, saying the hackers are just...
  • Hackers break into Senate computers (An act of war?)

    06/14/2011 6:03:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    WTKR ^ | 6/14/11 | Diane Bartz and Thomas Ferraro
    Hackers break into Senate computersDiane Bartz and Thomas Ferraro Reuters 7:28 a.m. EDT, June 14, 2011 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate's website was hacked over the weekend, leading to a review of all of its websites, in the latest embarrassing breach of security to hit a major U.S.-based institution. The loosely organized hacker group Lulz Security broke into a public portion of the Senate website but did not reach behind a firewall into a more sensitive portion of the network, Martina Bradford, the deputy Senate sergeant at arms, said on Monday. Despite the breach, the Sergeant at Arms Office, which...
  • Government 'may have hacked IMF'

    06/13/2011 4:54:11 PM PDT · by decimon · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | June 13, 2011 | Unknown
    Hackers who broke into the International Monetary Fund's computer system may have been backed by a nation state, according to security experts.They point to the sophisticated nature of the attack and the resources needed to develop it. Malicious software, designed to steal confidential files, was installed on at least one IMF computer. Although government involvement is widely suspected, the IMF has not released enough details to be sure. > According to Mark Darvill, director of security firm AEP Networks, many countries are involved in cyber espionage but China remained at the "forefront". > Not everyone is convinced that state-sponsored attacks...
  • Sarah Palin supporters hack Twitter feed of company that posted her emails for

    06/12/2011 10:13:17 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 34 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/12/11 | Bill Dedman
    The Twitter feed of the company that put online 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin's emails for was hacked over the weekend, with vandals posting a series of pro-Palin and anti-Obama messages. Among the tweets: * Emails: Gov. Palin a Hard-Working Public Servant * Email Witch-hunt Backfires * Weiner's America Or Palin's America - That Is The 2012 Choice "It appears that there is a 'hole' in one of the applications (we think Facebook) that links to Twitter," Art Crivella, founder and CEO of the company, Crivella West, told Sunday evening. "We've disabled them and mopped up the bile...
  • UPDATE 4-IMF becomes latest known target of major cyber attack

    06/11/2011 9:02:43 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:49pm EDT | Jim Wolf and Jim Finkle
    WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund, the intergovernmental group that oversees the global financial system and brings together 187 member nations, has become the latest known target of a significant cyber attack on its computer systems. A cybersecruty expert who has worked for both the Washington-headquartered IMF and the World Bank, its sister institution, said the intruders' goal had been to install software that would give a nation state a "digital insider presence" on the IMF network. Such a presence could yield a trove of non-public economic data used by the Fund to promote exchange rate stability,...
  • Anonymous says it hacked Iranian government email server

    06/04/2011 7:56:57 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 5 replies
    Red Tape MSNBC ^ | July 3, 2011 | Bob Sullivan
    Members of the hacking group Anonymous say they've managed to infiltrate an Iranian government mail server and copy more than 10,000 internal emails and a series of images. ... "The documents are from Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' mail server which we took control over," said a member of the group who called himself Arash. He said he was the founder of Anonymous' effort to hack Iranian government computers, which began in 2009 after Iran's disputed presidential election and corresponding government efforts to suppress Internet freedom. The main goal of the ongoing attack, however, is to embarrass the current government,...
  • Google says Chinese hackers broke into Gmail

    06/01/2011 3:31:48 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1 June 2011 | MICHAEL LIEDTKE
    Computer hackers in China broke into the Gmail accounts of several hundred people, including senior U.S. government officials, military personnel and political activists, Google Inc. said Wednesday. The attacks aren't believed to be tied to a more sophisticated assault originating from China in late 2009 and early last year. That intrusion targeted the Google's own security systems and triggered a high-profile battle with China's Communist government over online censorship, which has made it more difficult for the company to do business in the world's most populous country. The latest duplicity appeared to rely on so-called "phishing" scams and other underhanded...
  • #Weinergate update: Coed being scrubbed from Google.

    05/28/2011 10:11:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    RedState ^ | May 29, 2011 | Moe Lane
    OK, I admit it: when I heard this morning that Rep. Weiner had supposedly sent a coed a picture of his (encased) genitalia via Twitter, I assumed that somebody was just having his or her little joke by hacking into the man’s account and indicating that Weiner is, as I put it, one of the bigger d*cks in Congress.  But that was before Ace of Spades demolished this argument utterly (H/T: Neil Stevens) (remember, folks [and bad Moe!]: identity theft is a crime), so now I am taking this seriously as a possible scandal, and I found something interesting going...
  • Vote NO To 1967 Borders

    05/24/2011 9:56:43 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 11 replies
    I received this email from I don't know how I got on their mailing list. I don't really like them (too left), and I usually delete their stuff without opening any of it. But the title of this one was different; and I think an indication of big political trouble for Obama. When I thought to post this email here I went to the to look for an html version I could lift. The site has been hacked by some Islamic Swine. I think some might find the site in this present condition edifying. Below is a reproduction...
  • AP Exclusive: Diplomats: IAEA fears Iran hackers

    05/20/2011 5:04:02 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 18, 2011
    The U.N. nuclear agency is investigating reports from its experts that their cellphones and laptops may have been hacked into by Iranian officials looking for confidential information while the equipment was left unattended during inspection tours in the Islamic Republic, diplomats have told The Associated Press.
  • Secrets surface about North Korea's cyberwar college

    05/12/2011 8:47:43 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 05/11/11 | Matt Liebowitz
    Secrets surface about North Korea's cyberwar college Super-covert military school graduates 120 cyberwarriors per year By Matt Liebowitz The inner workings of a secret North Korean cyberwar college in existence for the past 25 years are finally coming to the surface. According to the South Korean newspaper the DailyNK, Mirim College, in a mountainous region of North Korea's capital, Pyongyang, was opened in 1986 by North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il, and in the 25 years since has made it its mission to train about 120 students per year in electronic warfare. The DailyNK spoke to a North Korean defector, Cheong,...
  • Hackers group says it will target Iran on Sunday

    04/30/2011 3:32:54 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 2 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | April 30, 2011 | Jack Maddox
    The group of Internet hackers hopes to reignite last year's protests in Iran.The Internet hackers group Anonymous plans to hack Iran on Sunday, according to a press release published on their website. The group wants to use International Workers' Day, which commemorates the first national general strike in the United States, as an opportunity to reignite last year's protests in Iran. Exactly how they intend to "attack" Iran remains to be seen. The sophistication of their previous attacks ranges from the denial-of-service overloading of web servers (this simply knocks a website out) to the exploitation of code and accessing of...
  • Oregon woman used box cutter and pliers to 'circumcise' three-month-old son at home

    04/11/2011 7:47:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies ^ | April 11, 2011 | Paul Thompson
    A mother is to go on trial for assault after allegedly using a box cutter and a pair of pliers to circumcise her three-month-old son. Keemonta Peterson told police she had watched YouTube videos on how to carry out the surgical procedure. The mother-of-four is alleged to have left her baby son bleeding for two hours before finally calling emergency services. Peterson, 29, said she was inspired to carry out the DIY operation at her home in Portland, Oregon, after reading the Bible. According to an arrest report Peterson began the operation at midnight using a box cutter knife as...
  • Domains Used in RSA Attack Taunted U.S.

    04/03/2011 5:15:43 PM PDT · by fours · 6 replies
    Krebs on Security ^ | March 30, 2011 | Brian Krebs
    Details about the recent cyber attacks against security firm RSA suggest the assailants may have been taunting the industry giant and the United States while they were stealing secrets from a company whose technology is used to secure many banks and government agencies. Earlier this month, RSA disclosed that “an extremely sophisticated cyber attack” targeting its business unit “resulted in certain information being extracted from RSA’s systems that relates to RSA’s SecurID two-factor authentication products.” The company was careful to caution that while data gleaned did not enable a successful direct attack on any of its SecurID customers, the information...
  • Hackers could attack planes

    04/03/2011 2:24:58 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 18 replies
    adelaide now ^ | April 4, 2011 | Alex Dickinson
    MALICIOUS hacking software that could force a passenger jet to nosedive has been developed. Security representatives at the Asia-Pacific Aviation Security conference, which included representatives from Qantas and Virgin Airlines, said that cyber attacks were the second biggest risk to the aviation industry after natural disasters. Ty Miller, of Australian security firm Pure Hacking, said the risk was no longer "something out of a movie" but had become more likely with the dawn of the Stuxnet virus. An unknown attacker last year used the software to sabotage one of Iran's uranium enrichment plants. "The stereotypical Die Hard 2 airport attack...
  • Millions of sites hit with mass-injection cyberattack (LizaMoon - instructions included)

    04/02/2011 9:25:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Computerworld ^ | 4/01/11 | Sarah Jacobsson Purewal
    Millions of sites hit with mass-injection cyberattackBy Sarah Jacobsson Purewal April 1, 2011 10:37 AM ET PC World - Hundreds of thousands -- and possibly millions -- of websites have been hit with a cyberattack that some are calling "one of the biggest mass-injection attacks we've ever seen." The attack was discovered on March 29 by security firm WebSense, and the injected domain was called -- thus, the name of the mass-injection is "LizaMoon." According to WebSense, LizaMoon uses SQL Injection to add malicious script to compromised sites. While the first injected domain was, additional URLs have since...
  • Web certificate fraud bears Iranian fingerprints

    03/24/2011 6:22:11 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    Inquirer/AFP ^ | 3-25-11
    SAN FRANCISCO—Hackers from Iran are suspected of swiping authentication data from a US computer security firm in an attempt to impersonate popular Google or Yahoo! sites. "The incident got close to, but was not quite, an Internet-wide security meltdown," Electronic Frontier Foundation senior staff technologist Peter Eckersley said in a message posted at the group's website. Hackers using computers with addresses in Iran posed as a European affiliate of New Jersey-based Comodo on March 15 to get digital certificates allowing the creation of imitation Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft or Skype log-in pages. "The attacker was well prepared and knew in advance...