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Hacker ‘Weev’ Is Out of Jail, but His ‘Fight for Freedom’ Isn’t Over Yet

After spending over a year in a federal correctional institution, “Weev” Auernheimer’s conviction has been vacated by an appeals court. The U.S. government may try him again and critics of his prosecution hope Auernheimer’s plight will underscore the need to put an end to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 READ MORE



Twitter Stopped Encryption Project: Report

Twitter has stopped a project that would have encrypted direct messages between users, according to anonymous sources speaking to The Verge.

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 READ MORE



Presidential Con Artist

George W. Bush’s paintings do not reveal anything about the Iraq War, despite our wishing that they did; absurdly, the main argument against gay marriage is the state’s supposed need to regulate procreation; meanwhile, the entire Senate voted against Social Security cuts and the media said nothing. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Mar 27, 2013 READ MORE



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Hacker Exposes Bush Family’s Private Emails, Photos

The trove includes sensitive correspondence from both former presidents, cellphone numbers, home addresses, family pictures, health information about George H.W. Bush and self-portraits drawn by George W. Bush of the ex-president showering and bathing.

Posted on Feb 8, 2013 READ MORE



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Researchers Swipe Personal Data With ‘Brain Spyware’

Researchers were able to glean sensitive personal information such as PIN numbers and credit card data from the brainwaves of people wearing headsets that allow users to control computer applications with their minds.

Posted on Sep 4, 2012 READ MORE



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Anonymous Gets Revenge for LulzSec Arrests

You didn’t think Anonymous would stand idly by after the arrests of several members of the hacker collective’s extended network, did you? Well, it didn’t. On Friday, news broke that AntiSec, an Anonymous spinoff group, had struck at two companies in retaliation for the LulzSec bust that happened earlier in the week.

Posted on Mar 9, 2012 READ MORE



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LulzSec ‘Ringleader’ Arrested in Hacker Bust

It’s been a tough couple of weeks in hactivist circles, as law enforcement officials announced Tuesday that six hackers affiliated with the Anonymous spinoff group LulzSec—including “ringleader” Hector Xavier Monsegur—have been busted.

Posted on Mar 6, 2012 READ MORE



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Truthdiggers of the Week: Anonymous

Our picks for this week’s Truthdiggers are a little unusual in that we don’t really know who they are—at least not specifically. But we do know them by their collective, if faceless, alias: Anonymous.

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 READ MORE


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WikiLeaks, Anonymous Join Forces

Their missions are aligned in many ways, but WikiLeaks and the group of international cyberpunks known collectively as Anonymous made it official in a joint effort, posted by WikiLeaks late on Sunday, consisting of quite a few internal emails from an intelligence company Anonymous targeted over the holidays last year.

Posted on Feb 27, 2012 READ MORE


‘We Are Legion’: Hacktivists on Film

Whatever else might be said about groups like Anonymous and LulzSec—and the MSM says plenty without saying much—they don’t play. Assuming the position of the rogue hacktivist, their members take on big targets in business, government ... (more)

Posted on Nov 8, 2011 READ MORE



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Anonymous Launches Investigative Research Branch

The hacker collective Anonymous launched a division devoted to investigative reporting last month, marking a departure from the group’s traditional practice of exposing corporations through hacking attacks. (more)

Posted on Oct 2, 2011 READ MORE



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Anonymous Strikes U.S. Law Enforcement Sites

The hacking group Anonymous took credit Saturday for the theft of a cache of data from rural American law enforcement websites in retaliation for arrests of associates and sympathizers in the United States and Britain. (more)

Posted on Aug 7, 2011 READ MORE



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Prison Doors Vulnerable to Hacking, Researchers Say

The same devices that enabled hackers to sabotage centrifuges at an Iranian nuclear plant last year are being used to control access to jail cells in some of the United States’ most important high-security prisons. (more)

Posted on Aug 1, 2011 READ MORE



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Alleged Anonymous Hackers Are Busted

Federal agents nabbed 14 people across the country Tuesday in connection with alleged attacks by the hacker group Anonymous against the websites of numerous corporations, in what looks to be the largest such roundup ever on U.S. soil. (more)

Posted on Jul 20, 2011 READ MORE



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Anonymous and LulzSec Join Forces

Two groups of cyber-rabble-rousers whose members already may share a synergistic relationship are teaming up to do their hacktivism in tandem, and on Monday LulzSec and Anonymous kicked off their “AntiSec” campaign with an auspicious first target.

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 READ MORE



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Hack Attack: Senate, CIA Sites Take a Hit

A band of hackers by the collective name of LulzSec brought the CIA’s website down for the count Wednesday, and while they were at it the technogeeks broke into the Senate’s site.

Posted on Jun 15, 2011 READ MORE



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Hackers Arrested as Turkey Embraces Big Brother

Turkish police made a successful foray into the hacking community Monday with the arrests of 32 suspected local members of Anonymous after the group’s attack on a government telecommunications website Thursday.

Posted on Jun 13, 2011 READ MORE



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Estimated 1 in 4 U.S. Hackers Working for the Man

One year after suspected WikiLeaker Pfc. Bradley Manning was outed to the FBI by his confidant, Adrian Lamo, the hacking community is steeped in tension and mistrust, with the publisher of a popular trade journal estimating that a quarter of all U.S. hackers are recruited informers for the federal government.

Posted on Jun 7, 2011 READ MORE



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Chinese Hackers Bust Into U.S. Gmail Accounts

The Google email accounts of hundreds of American journalists and government and military officials were successfully raided as part of a spear-phishing operation conducted by Chinese hackers who tricked their targets into signing in on a decoy login page.

Posted on Jun 1, 2011 READ MORE



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The WikiLeaks Hacker War Rages On

They’ve successfully targeted MasterCard’s and Visa’s websites, but the coalition of hack-savvy cyber-protesters taking the name Anonymous apparently missed their mark when it came to tripping up monster e-retailer Amazon on Thursday. Updated with video

Posted on Dec 9, 2010 READ MORE


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Frenchman Arrested for Hacking Obama’s Twitter Account

Here’s yet another object lesson underscoring the need to pick really hard-to-guess passwords and online account information, courtesy of our nation’s president. Barack Obama’s Twitter account was hacked by a 25-year-old Frenchman who simply managed to figure out the answers to Obama’s password reminder prompts.

Posted on Mar 24, 2010 READ MORE



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Robin Hood Hacker

A hacker using the alias “Neo” has attained almost cult status in Latvia after releasing through Twitter the confidential financial data of allegedly corrupt banks and state-owned companies that profited from the global recession.

Posted on Feb 26, 2010 READ MORE


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China Denies Connection With Cyber-Spying Network

The Chinese government has denied having any relationship with “a malware-based cyber espionage network” called GhostNet, an operation revealed Sunday by a Toronto-based research team. GhostNet is suspected of infiltrating a number of military and diplomatic computer systems, including the Dalai Lama’s, and is based in China.

Posted on Mar 30, 2009 READ MORE


Hacker Gets Five Years in Prison

The 20-year-old set out to damage computer networks and send massive amounts of spam.
Any computer user who has ever been the victim of a virus, worm or Trojan horse shall be excused the schadenfreude he or she feels at the news of this lengthy prison sentence.

Posted on May 8, 2006 READ MORE


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