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Leading US banks targeted in DDoS attacks

Leading US banks targeted in DDoS attacks

A string of attacks against the websites of leading American banks may be tied to politically motivated hacktivism, according to reports.

Oil giant Saudi Aramco back online after 30,000 workstations hit by malware

Oil giant Saudi Aramco back online after 30,000 workstations hit by malware

Aramco, Saudi Arabia's national oil company, said on Sunday that the company was back in operation ten days after a massive virus outbreak hobbled 30,000 workstations at the company.

Court website attacked after Pussy Riot punk band convicted

Court website attacked after Pussy Riot punk band convicted

The fallout over the controversial conviction of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot continued on Tuesday, with hackers compromising and defacing the webpage of Moscow's Khamovnichesky Court.

Anonymous hacktivists steal AAPT customer data in data retention protest

Anonymous hacktivists steal AAPT customer data in data retention protest

Internet security and privacy are enjoying a spirited public airing in Australia today.

The wires are abuzz with claims that hackers stole 40GB of data from an ISP in protest against proposed new data retention laws.

Alleged TeaMp0isoN teen hackers charged with jamming anti-terrorist hotline

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Two teenagers have been arrested following a series of prank calls and DoS (denial-of-service) attacks launched against the Anti-Terrorist Hotline.

The problem with Anonymous.. it doesn't know who it is

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If your movement has no defined leadership, no structure, no way for people to officially become members.. how can it define what's done in the name of the movement and what isn't?

Anonymity can have its drawbacks.

BART Police database hacked - names and addresses posted online

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A database belonging to the BART Police Officers Association appears to have been hacked, and the names, postal and email addresses of officers posted online.

Anonymous hacks BART, creating even more innocent victims

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Anonymous have continued their attacks today targeting the website myBART.org part of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system. They claim it is in retaliation for a police shooting earlier this summer and the recent mobile phone blackout implemented to prevent organized protests.

Stop the world - Anonymous to kill Facebook on 05 Nov 2011!

Stop the world - Anonymous to kill Facebook on 05 Nov 2011!

The self-proclaimed ethereal hacktivist collective known as Anonymous - or, more accurately, someone with a computer, an internet connection, a basic video editor and a voice synthesiser - has decided that Facebook should die. On the day of the Gunpowder Plot, no less.

FLAMING RETORT: Hacktivism, hacking and hackers - what do these words really mean?

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I keep getting asked what my attitude is to hacktivism, hacking and hackers.

I usually answer by saying, "What do you mean by hacktivism?" And the answer is frequently, and impassably, circular. "Y'know - all that hacking that hacktivists are doing these days."

FLAMING RETORT: Whither Anonymous, our new generation of cyberfreedom fighters?

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Sophos Voice of Reason, Paul Ducklin, takes on hacktivism in another issue of Flaming Retort!

Anonymous. You either get it or you don't. You're either for it our against it. You're either a member or you're not. Which should you be?

Hacktivism, Apple App Store, Vodafone and Facebook - 90 Sec News - Jan 2011

Hacktivism, Apple App Store, Vodafone and Facebook - 90 Sec News - Jan 2011

Don't just read the latest computer security news - watch it in 90 seconds!

The lessons this month: not as Anonymous as they hoped, App Store not so safe after all, Vodafone stirs the privacy waters, and Facebook backs down.