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Anonymous takes down dozens of "terrorist" social media accounts in #OpISIS

Anonymous takes down dozens of Twitter accounts in #OpISIS

Infamous hacktivist group Anonymous has begun a new operation designed to take down ISIS sympathisers on the web.

Anonymous journalist Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months in jail

Anonymous journalist Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months in jail

Barrett Brown has been sentenced to 63 months in prison on charges related to the Stratfor hack.

Cyberjihadists attack thousands of French websites after Charlie Hebdo massacre

Cyberjihadists attack French websites

Many French websites have come under attack in the days since the bloody assault on the office of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish grocery store last week, although rumours of mass DDoS appears to be untrue.

Anonymous launches #OpCharlieHebdo, attacks terrorist social media

Anonymous launches #OpCharlieHebdo, attacks terrorist social media

Those wearing the cloak of the loose online hacktivist collective of Anonymous have gone after sites and promise to target Twitter and Facebook accounts of terrorists.

Anonymous e-hijacks KKK in wake of threats against Ferguson protesters

Anonymous e-hijacks KKK in wake of threats against Ferguson protesters

Attackers affiliating themselves with the Anonymous brand of hacktivists have resulted in two hijacked Twitter accounts, doxing of alleged Ku Klux Klan members, and 4 DDoSed sites.

Stratfor hacker Jeremy Hammond used his cat's name as a password

Convicted Stratfor cyber-attacker admits to egregious, cat-related password choice

Convicted Stratfor attacker, Jeremy Hammond, has revealed how he thinks the Feds managed to get together the evidence they needed to send him to prison. How? It's all down to his pet-related password.

Monday review - the hot 17 stories of the week

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Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Anonymous takes on Boston Children's Hospital in #opJustina

Anonymous takes on case of custody battle over US girl, goes after Boston Children's Hospital

Last week, outrage over the case of Justina Pellitier rose to a head and burst into cyber warfare when people affiliating themselves with Anonymous launched #opJustina. DDoS attacks preceded the #op launch and continued throughout the week.

Barrett Brown hyperlink charges dropped

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The US government has moved to drop several charges against journalist and activist Barrett Brown that could have had far-reaching consequences for all users of the web.

Revenge-porn king Hunter Moore indicted on 7 counts of aggravated identity theft

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Moore and alleged accomplice Charles "Gary" Evens were also indicted on 8 other counts including conspiracy and 7 counts of hacking to steal victims' nude or sexually explicit photos.

TeamBerserk hacktivists use US judge's credit card to buy sex toys for him

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How many sex toys, exactly, does it take to fight what the hackers see as corruption? TeamBerserk is reportedly up to 18.

Man fined $183k after joining Anonymous DDoS of Koch Industries for one minute

Man fined $183k after joining Anonymous DDoS of Koch Industries for 1 minute

A 38-year-old man from the US state of Wisconsin has been sentenced to two years of federal probation and will pay a $183,000 fine for taking part in a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack organized under the Anonymous hacktivist brand.

FBI: Anonymous has been exploiting Adobe flaws in year-long, ongoing assault on US government sites

FBI: Anonymous has been exploiting Adobe flaws in yearlong, ongoing assault on US gov't sites

An FBI memo sent out on Thursday described the attacks as "a widespread problem that should be addressed", according to Reuters.

SSCC 123 - Patch Tuesday, Hackerphobia, Anons, OpenSSH and Adobe [PODCAST]

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Chet and Duck are here with their weekly roundup of news, opinion, advice and research.

Take a listen to our weekly 15-minute podcast on computer security - Chet Chat Episode 123.

Singapore police cuff alleged Anonymous hacker

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Singapore police have arrested a man they claim is "The Messiah."

They allege he's responsible for recent hacks against websites in Singapore, including the blog of a journalist who didn't report his original hacking threats as precisely as he liked.

Anonymous threatens Singapore with hacking attacks, calls for November 5 protest... perhaps

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An anonymous person, claiming to be Anonymous, recently fired off a hacking threat against Singapore's financial systems.

Should this threat be taken seriously?

12-year-old Canadian boy admits to hacking police and government sites for Anonymous

12-year-old Canadian boy admits to hacking police and government sites for Anonymous

The fifth grader from Montreal pleaded guilty to DDoS, website defacement and accessing databases by exploiting security holes. He wasn't politically motivated, his lawyer said, and swapped his ill-gotten information for video games.

Busts, Bounties and Backdoors - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Who's "Paunch"? What happens when you arrest him? How do you win $100k from Microsoft? Could there really be a backdoor in Adobe's code?

Find out the answers in this week's episode!

US indicts 13 suspected Anonymous members for Operation Payback

US indicts 13 suspected Anonymous members for Operation Payback

Operation Payback was first launched in support of file-sharing sites but evolved to back WikiLeaks and to retaliate against the companies that shut down processing of the site's financial support. All participants had to do was to click a link, download the tool, and launch an attack...

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

Monday review

Missed anything last week? Catch up with everything we talked about with our weekly roundup.