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Anonymous Claims To Have Hacked 28,000 PayPal Passwords For Guy Fawkes Day

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 6, 2012

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Anonymous, which adopted the Guy Fawkes mask, designed by “V for Vendetta” illustrator David Lloyd, as a symbol for its social crusade, has decided to celebrate Guy Fawkes Day with some good, old-fashioned hacking.

Guy Fawkes Day is observed annually on Nov. 5 in commemoration of the rebel Englishman’s demise.

Marking Nov. 5 as a day of global protest, hacker group Anonymous began its tribute on Sunday night by allegedly hacking a PayPal server and stealing 28,000 customer passwords, The Next Web reports. Anonymous announced the hack on Twitter, “linking to a set of Private Paste documents containing emails, names, and what appear to be possibly passwords from the payment service’s database,” according to TNW.

Paypal hacked by Anonymous as part of our November 5th protestprivatepaste.com/e8d3b2b2b1 

The head of public relations for PayPal, however, denied the Anonymous attack,tweeting, “We’re investigating this but to date we have been unable to find any evidence that validates this claim.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Social downer: Anonymous crash Facebook, lock out thousands

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 2, 2012

Screenshot of Twitter user @YourAnonOps

Screenshot of Twitter user @YourAnonOps

An attack orchestrated by the infamous hacktivist group Anonymous forced Facebook offline, with many of its 900 million users unable to log onto the social network for hours.

Anonymous took to Twitter, using their @YourAnonNews handle to say “looks like good old Facebook is having packet problems,” and sprinkled it with some no-nonsense hashtags like #FuckFacebook and #FuckYourIPO.

They followed with “RIP Facebook a new sound of tango down bitches”, which resulted in “RIP Facebook” trending on Twitter both in the United States and worldwide.

Facebook admitted they experienced problems in a statement.

“Earlier today, some users briefly experienced issues loading the site. The issues have since been resolved and everyone should now have access to Facebook. We apologize for any inconvenience,” the company’s announcement said.

Facebook did not deny Anonymous’ claims that they were behind the network problems.

Anonymous usually times its attacks for Fridays, but has previously focused mainly on law enforcement-alphabet agencies like the FBI, CIA and DHS. This is the first time the hacktivist group has targeted the world’s most popular social network.

The attack added insult to Facebook’s IPO injuries, with share prices falling 22 per cent since going public two weeks ago. Mark Zuckerberg’s company, along with the banks that led the float, is also the subject of two shareholder lawsuits. Read the rest of this entry »

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Anonymous: ‘We have access to every classified database in the US’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 15, 2012

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Businesses have suggested it. The government has all but confirmed it. And according to one alleged member, they both might very well be right. A hacker tied to Anonymous says the loose-knit collective may be the most powerful organization on Earth.

“The entire world right now is run by information,” Chris Doyon tells Postmedia News from an undisclosed location in Canada. “Our entire world is being controlled and operated by tiny invisible 1s and 0s that are flashing through the air and flashing through the wires around us. So if that’s what controls our world, ask yourself who controls the 1s and the 0s”

“It’s the geeks and computer hackers of the world,” says Doyon.

In a world where the most critical of information isn’t locked up in vaults but instead encoded in easily obtainable binary, Doyon says that crackers like those in Anonymous are in possession of some of the most powerful knowledge known to man.

Doyon, who is reported to be in his late 40s, was charged last year for partaking in a Distributed Denial of Service attack on the website for the county of Santa Cruz, California. Since February, however, he has resided in Canada after using what he says is the new “underground railroad” to escape persecution for alleged computer crimes in the States.

Authorities say that, under the handle of Commander X, Doyon acted as a ringleader of sorts of the Anonymous collective, an operation described by its own participants as one that lacks leadership altogether. Read the rest of this entry »

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Anonymous takes down UK Home Office website

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 8, 2012

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Notorious hacktivist group Anonymous has taken down the UK Home Office website. The group owned up to the attack via Twitter, saying it was launched over “draconian surveillance proposals.”

The Home Office, whose website returned to normal around midnight GMT, confirmed the attack.

“We are aware of some reports that the Home Office website may be the subject of an online protest. We have put all potential measures in place and will be monitoring the situation very closely,” the spokesperson said.

The group also claims it had launched a cyberattack on the websites of the British Prime Minister and the UK Ministry of Justice “for continued derogation of civil liberties.” However, both websites seem to be operating normally at the moment. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘Anonymous’ Forces 40+ Child Pornography Sites Offline

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 29, 2012

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Anonymous has turned its attentions from corporations to pedophiles with the news that the hacktivist group has taken down multiple child pornography sites, including one of the largest known, with account details of its 1589 users being posted online as evidence.

The incident was just part of something Anonymous is calling “Operation Darknet,” a move by the group to eliminate child pornography on the Tor network. Tor, which was originally developed as a way of protecting government communications by the U.S. Navy, now describes itself as “a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet.” But the privacy and anonymity it offers has been abused by child pornographers, something that Anonymous aims to correct with its new campaign.

(MORE: Anonymous – People Who Mattered in 2011)

In its statement about the takedown, Anonymous says that the group “identified [hosting service] Freedom Hosting as the host of the largest collection of child pornography on the internet,” adding “By taking down Freedom Hosting, we are eliminating 40+ child pornography websites, among these is Lolita City, one of the largest child pornography websites to date containing more than 100GB of child pornography. We will continue to not only crash Freedom Hosting’s server, but any other server we find to contain, promote, or support child pornography.” Read the rest of this entry »

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‘Anonymous’ Knocks CIA Site Offline

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 11, 2012

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Hacking group Anonymous has apparently claimed credit for knocking the Central Intelligence Agency’s website offline. An update at the YourAnonNews Twitter account reads:

CIA TANGO DOWN: https://www.cia.gov/#Anonymous (via @RT_America)

Sure enough, as of 4:16pm ET on Friday, the CIA.gov website isn’t loading. RT.com reports that the site was initially taken down around 3:10pm ET.

Anonymous has recently claimed takedowns of sites belonging to the Boston Police Departmentthe FBI, the DOJ, the U.S. Copyright Office and two of Brazil’s largest banks.

The group also recently intercepted a conference call between the FBI and Scotland Yard, which entailed cybercrime investigators discussing Anonymous’ activities. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hacker Group Anonymous Promises To ‘Kill’ Facebook Over Privacy (UPDATE)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 11, 2011


This is also part of cyber war.
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Booz Allen Hamilton Hack Reveals Military Email Addresses

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 13, 2011


This is very dangerous.
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Hackers Target Apple In Latest Security Attack

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 4, 2011


Be simple, nobody will touch you. That is the only way to be safe and not to be under pressure. Everywhere they are targeted who are highlighte­d, because with them they can have something with them.
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