Blog Posts Tagged with "Hacktivist"

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ICS-CERT: Increasing Threat to Industrial Control Systems

March 21, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

ICS-CERT is monitoring an increase in a combination of threats that increase the risk of control systems attacks. These include Internet accessible ICS configurations, vulnerability and exploit tool releases, and increased interest and activity by hacktivist groups and others...

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Who Fights for the Users? Part II: FBI's AntiSec

March 15, 2012 Added by:Ali-Reza Anghaie

News is rampant with speculation that the FBI created AntiSec as a sting operation. I'm going to a further extreme to explore this - yes, conspiratorial. Cans of conspiracy worms get opened and they can't ever be closed. Something Government should strive to avoid...

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The FBI Can Haz Lulz Too...

March 15, 2012 Added by:Kevin McAleavey

Since Sabu's arrest a number of spurious lulz cannon tools have been interspersed in tweets, including the infamous LOIC, others containing added "call home" code, and some virused booty culminating in the latest release of "Anonymous OS" which is wrapped in trojans...

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Th3J35t3r: Don’t Dox The Man, Dox The Actions

March 14, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Jester may just be a person or a small group of people with an agenda that includes a media arm seeking attention from the populace, not motivated by altruism or patriotism. If indeed he/they think that they are doing something greater, then he/they are deluding themselves...

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The Jester Posts PGP Data File from Webkit Exploit Op

March 12, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The Jester posted a link to data exfiltrated during last week's Webkit exploit aimed at mobile device users who scanned the QR-code posted as an avatar on his Twitter account and then were cross-referenced with a database of targeted jihadi and Anonymous operatives...

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Don't Get Lulzed - Three Tips for Avoiding Headline Hysteria

March 12, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

What does the reported capture of the LulzSec hacking team leadership mean to the Internet? It means there will be a frenzy of jokes, outrage and sensationalism around this hacking group again. What does this reported capture mean to you in corporate security? Not a thing...

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Sabu: The Latter Day Joey Pardella - Oh There Will be Lulz!

March 11, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

As the press is now digging into his past and finding all the fidly bits about Sabu, they turned up a big one in the fact that Monsegur attended Stuyvesant High in NYC, which is the very same high school where they filmed the cult hacker hit “Hackers” back in 1995. Smirk...

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The Changing World of Information Security Compromises

March 08, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

Hacktivism is an extended threat for infosec. You can be targeted for your partnerships, role in a supply chain, to steal CPU cycles/storage from your systems, or because you have a common vulnerability. There are a myriad of reasons from the criminal to the abstract...

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So Long and Thanks for All the Lulz...

March 07, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The Sabu fallout will damage Anonymous like a neutron bomb - it won’t destroy the structures, but the radiation will kill everything around. Some ideas are just bad, and most of the bad ideas are cooked up by guys like Monsegur. It turns out that the lulz is ultimately on Sabu...

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AntiSec Hackers Deface Panda Security's Website

March 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Just hours after key members of the Anonymous movement were arrested by law enforcement, the remaining minions have begun retaliatory hits against outspoken critics of the rogue hacktivist collective. The main website for security provider Panda Security was hacked and defaced...

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FBI Issues Press Release on Anonymous - LulzSec Arrests

March 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Four Principal Members of “Anonymous” and “LulzSec” charged with computer hacking and fifth member pleads guilty; “AntiSec” member also charged with stealing confidential information from approximately 860,000 clients and subscribers of Stratfor...

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Lulzer Sabu Turns in Top Anonymous Leadership

March 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Fox News reports that infamous LulzSec leader known as Sabu has been working with law enforcement for months to investigate key members of the anonymous movement, resulting in multiple arrests of key Anonymous conspirators...

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Atlantic Security Conference 2012 Wrap Up

March 05, 2012 Added by:Darryl MacLeod

If you’re IT professional, and not necessarily one with a security focus, attending a conference like this would be well worth it. The threats discussed are very real and active. They will never go away, but that doesn’t mean the white hats should start waving white flags...

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The SANS Report: The Jester: A Lesson in Asymmetric Warfare

March 05, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Asymmetric Warfare Or Annoyance? Perhaps Jester has done things in the background we do not know about and he has not reported to the media, perhaps not. Overall though, the most creative thing he has done is to poison the LOIC. THIS was a real coup and I do appreciate that one...

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Cyber Security: The Sky is Falling

February 24, 2012 Added by:J. Oquendo

Common sense dictates that there is a lot of money to be made in "cyberlandia", and someone is going to make it by using any boogeyman available. Cyber is the new Gold Rush, however much of what is being portrayed by the media is blown out of proportion and unrealistic...

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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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