Blog Posts Tagged with "AntiSec"

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AntiSec, Stratfor, WikiLeaks, and Much Ado about Nothing

February 29, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Some of us out there know a little bit about how intelligence works. While the likes of WikiLeaks rail about how some are using money and perhaps even sex to sway their sources, the reality is that this game has always been played this way. Intelligence is a dirty business...

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Anonymous, Occupy, Cyber Terrorism, and Jingoistic Rhetoric

February 23, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

To really have an attack that merits all this hand wringing you would have to have considerable money, time, and effort. Never mind the access that one would need to innumerable systems, and this is not Anonymous even if they made boasts that they could or would do it...

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Remote Attack Code for Symantec's pcAnywhere in the Wild

February 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"A surprising amount of the core code originates from... 10 years ago with only a few added changes, mainly to accommodate changes in Windows versions. Many individual .exe or other files include an accompanying Word document with a detailed developer description of how it functions.."

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Anonymous, NSA, Power Grids and False Flags

February 22, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Anonymous has never officially made a statement about attacking the power infrastructure at all. Sure, there were some drops of IP addresses in the recent past that they claimed were SCADA systems, but were only for HVAC systems. So where is the NSA getting this?

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Planned Anonymous Attack on the Internet Likely to Fail

February 20, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The attack is no longer practical. It's such a common idea that Wikipedia has a page devoted to it. For something so obvious, defenders have spent considerable time devising solutions. There are many reasons why such an attack won't cause a global blackout..."

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Jihadi Information Warfare: The Next Wave

February 14, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

There have been tutorials on SQLi and Metasploit online for a long time, but only recently have we seen them translated into Arabic and placed on the technical forums. This means that even the low end of the technically capable Jihadist's can now boot up these tools hack a site…

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Cyber Preparedness: Paper Tigers... Aren’t We All?

February 09, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

China, Russia, Israel etc etc are all key players in the espionage world which now includes the 5th battlespace of information warfare carried out on the internet and within computer networks. To think anything else because someone asked them just how prepared “they” were for “cyberwar” is just appallingly stupid...

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Cyber Defense Weekly: Hacks, Breaches, and Disclosures

February 08, 2012 Added by:Cyber Defense Weekly

"Us law firms have been penetrated both here and abroad. Firms with offices in China and Russia are particularly vulnerable, because the foreign security services are likely to own the people who handle the the firms' physical and electronic security..."

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Symantec Source Code Leak: The Real Elephant in the Room

February 08, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Everyone is all over the fact that the Symantec code had been hacked back in 2006 right? I have not seen anything about the real elephant in the room. Where has the code been lo’ these many years? Who had it? Who hacked Symantec in the first place? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

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Game Theory, Anonymous Causality, and 2012

February 05, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Over the last year we have seen an evolution within Anonymous and its various movements. The latest being the AntiSec movement, the more cohesive core of Anonymous, one that has a set group of leaders at its center, leaders with an agenda... Anarchy....

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Hacking, Children, and Ethics

January 31, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Anarchists who want nothing more than to just sow chaos for their own nihilistic animus produced what I call the “Monkeys with guns effect”: Scattershot and useless hacks and pranks that further no other agenda than the Lulz or to sow chaos anywhere they strike...

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Five Tips on How to Prevent the Next Data Breach

January 28, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

You may be aware of the uber techie bad boy hackers of Anonymous/LulzSec/AntiSec/WikiLeaks/ScriptKiddies and the organized web mobs of the world. Did you know they have wreaked havoc to the degree that almost a billion records have been compromised?

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Cyberwar Comes to a Mall in Fresno? Not so Much...

January 24, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

A Pastebin dump alleged to be from Anonymous has forty-nine IP addresses with SCADA systems on them. Furthermore, those systems were claimed to not have any authentication on them whatsoever. I checked the IP’s and I have to say “meh” on this little dump by the skiddies...

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How to Avoid Being Miscast in a SOPA Opera

January 20, 2012 Added by:Kevin McAleavey

LOIC was originally written in C#, but a later variant was created in Javascript which permits it to be deployed from any internet connected device. LOIC and its JS variant are simple toys, but in the hands of enough people they can create a formidable DDOS attack on a site...

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A Hacker Handbook: Who Are the Bad Guys?

January 19, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

When the Internet was a baby, hackers were fairly homogeneous. Some were scamming businesses for personal gain, but most were simple graffiti artists – breaking into websites to splash some MS Paint. It was a way to rebel and earn credibility within the computer community...

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Hacker to Release Symantec's PCAnywhere Source Code

January 16, 2012 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

YamaTough, spokesperson for the hacktivist group “The Lords of Dharmaraja”, informed Infosec Island of plans to release source code for Symantec's PCAnywhere. The release is to be made prior to the threatened exposure of the full source code for the Norton antivirus...

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