Independent Journalists, Activists Politically Targeted in Criminal Hacking Campaign

by Jason Robinson posted from 21st Century Wire Now criminal hacking activity has drifted into the grass-roots political arena… The digital realm has never been more politicized as it is today. Never has the discourse in news and information been so diverse and expansive. Readers are happy, content consumers are happy. Many see this as […]

NATO-Commissioned Report Says Killing Hackers Is Basically OK

(GIZMODO)   Cyber-warfare is all well and civilized when it’s confined to a tit-for-tat hacking of banks, but it’s got the potential to spiral out of control real fast. To try and prevent that, and save the world from a hacked-WoW-account-induced apocalypse, NATO’s commissioned a set of international laws to try and make cyber-warfare more…civilized. Despite how it […]

Anonymous hackers cripple Aussie government websites

ShareThis Anonymous hackers cripple Aussie government websites –Hackers took 10 sites offline, said more attacks are imminent [<g>] 25 Jul 2012 International hacking group Anonymous took at least 10 Australian government websites offline in a series of escalating attacks over proposed changes to privacy laws. The Australian arm of the group has warned it will […]

‘Expect more online attacks’ Anonymous hackers say

ShareThis ‘Expect more online attacks’ Anonymous hackers say 08 Apr 2012 The hacking group Anonymous says it will launch online attacks every weekend in the wake of allegations it disrupted access to the Home Office website. Anonymous Twitter messages warned of the attack on 4 April, and said: “EXPECT a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) […]

March 31: Operation Global Blackout: Hackers Intend to Shut Down the Internet by Disabling Core DNS Servers

By Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com March 28th, 2012 The hacking group known as Anonymous intends to attack the core servers that control the routing of all internet traffic. DNS, or Domain Name Servers, are a critical backbone of the web and make it possible for internet surfers to reach web site destinations by typing in a domain name […]

Dominican judge sends 4 suspected Anonymous hackers to jail for 3 months; no charges filed

ShareThis Dominican judge sends 4 suspected Anonymous hackers to jail for 3 months; no charges filed 27 Mar 2012 A judge in the Dominican Republic has ordered four suspected members of the loose-knit Anonymous hacker movement held in jail for three months during an investigation of their activities. No charges have been filed, but the […]

Anonymous Hackers Replace Police Supplier Website With ‘Tribute to Jeremy Hammond’

ShareThis Anonymous Hackers Replace Police Supplier Website With ‘Tribute to Jeremy Hammond’ 09 Mar 2012 Anonymous hacktivists announced via Twitter that they had successfully hacked the website of New York Iron Works, a police-equipment supplier, and replaced the homepage with a tribute of love to arrested hacker and Chicagoan Jeremy Hammond. Anonymous also claimed responsibility […]

FBI charges alleged Anonymous hackers after supergrass claims

ShareThis FBI charges alleged Anonymous hackers after supergrass claims –Alleged members of the world’s most notorious computer hacking gang face trial after one of its main players turned supergrass. The US is known to aggressively pursue the extradition of alleged hackers. 07 Mar 2012 The FBI has brought charges against six young men suspected of […]

The most common password?

The number one way hackers get into protected systems isn’t through a fancy technical exploit. It’s by guessing the password. That’s not too hard when the most common password used on business systems is “Password1.” There’s a technical reason for Password1’s popularity: It’s got an upper-case letter, a number and nine characters. That satisfies the […]

Hackers had ‘full functional control’ of Nasa computers

ShareThis Hackers had ‘full functional control’ of Nasa computers 02 Mar 2012 Hackers gained “full functional control” of key Nasa computers in 2011, the agency’s inspector general has told US lawmakers. Paul K Martin said hackers took over Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) computers and “compromised the accounts of the most privileged JPL users”. He said […]