Blog Posts Tagged with "Script-Kiddies"


The Shifting Digital Sands of Online Jihad

January 21, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

It seems that Anonymous has potentially sparked these guys to think like them and perhaps even use their tactics instead of continuing just to shake their fingers at us as they yell. This would be an interesting paradigm change in the global Salafi movement as well as the tactics of AQ...

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LulzSec Disbands: The Attacks Live On

June 28, 2011 Added by:Andrew Herlands

In the end, no single technology will prevent all attacks from succeeding. Security best practices dictate implementing layers of security defenses, policies, and employee training to ensure that when one defense fails the hacker must contend with many other defense layers...

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The Lulzboat Sailed and All I Got Was This Garbage File

June 26, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

I expect LulzSec's real legacy will be the creation of more draconian laws by the government as a backlash to their antics. Laws that will make all our lives a bit less private and a lot more prone to being misused. I also expect that the lulz will continue, though at their expense...

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The Kiddies Versus the Adults

June 25, 2011 Added by:Keith Mendoza

So it appears that LulzSec and Anonymous have gained themselves a few more enemies than just law enforcement. It's starting to look like Ocean's 11 going after the shoplifters. But what does this mean to infosec in general? It means that everyone better shape up or ship out...

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Is Your Website at Risk from LulzSec?

June 23, 2011 Added by:Kevin McAleavey

There is no excuse for your facility to provide the next round of "lulz." Examining your ability to withstand DDoS attacks and checking your SQL backend against exploits, you stand a chance of withstanding the onslaught of raging children should they turn their "cannons" your way...

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Seven Types of Hacker Motivations

March 25, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Governments around the globe realize that it serves their military objectives to be well positioned online. The saying used to be, “He who controls the seas controls the world,” and then it was, “He who controls the air controls the world.” Now it’s all about controlling cyberspace...

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Anonymous Continues to Pursue Lawless Exploits

February 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Followers of the movement claim to champion free speech and freedom of information, but their actions more closely resemble the kind of thuggery employed by criminal networks who seek to silence a free press...

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FBI Acts on Another Anonymous DDoS Search Warrant

February 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The simple fact is DDoS attacks are illegal because they cause significant damage in much the same way that riots do - a finer point lost on the Anonymous participants. The right to free speech does not include the right to damage the property of others...

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FBI Executes Warrants for Anonymous DDoS Attacks

January 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The Anonymous script-kiddie roundup begins in earnest: FBI agents today executed more than 40 search warrants throughout the United States as part of an ongoing investigation into recent coordinated cyber attacks against major companies and organizations...

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Anonymous Calls UK Arrests a "Declaration of War"

January 27, 2011 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

In what is best described as rhetoric befitting a professional wrestling pay-per-view smack-down teaser, the non-entity known as Anonymous has taken offense with the United Kingdom for having the nerve to enforce their nation's laws, calling the arrests a "serious declaration of war"...

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Anonymous DDoS Participants Arrested in UK

January 27, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Anonymous DDoS attackers are typically teenagers and young adults who have little or no understanding of the risks and legal repercussions that can stem from participating in the attacks, and most operate under the misconception that they can not be identified by authorities...

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Anonymous DDoS Targets Egyptian Government Sites

January 26, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The international script-kiddie ensemble known as Anonymous has turned their DDoS attacks on Egyptian websites. Analysis shows server failure for Egypt's Ministry of the Interior website, and other reports indicate that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology may also have been targeted...Anonymous DDoS Participants Arrested in UK

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Researcher Links IRC with Cyber Criminals

January 14, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Whenever a big event occurs around the world cybercrime jumps at the chance to exploit it. And this appears to be the case with WikiLeaks and Anonymous. What an opportunity for criminals to take advantage of a volunteer army eager to take part in a struggle"...

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Anonymous Hacks Into Fine Gael Website

January 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The website of the second largest political party in Ireland, Fine Gael, has been breached by hackers associated with the international script-kiddie movement known as Anonymous. Fine Gail's recently launched website was defaced, and the following message was inserted...

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Operation:Tunisia Backfires - Activists Rounded Up

January 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The distributed denial of service (DDoS) campaign launched by Anonymous against Tunisian government websites called Operation:Tunisia has completely backfired by putting the lives of the people Anonymous claims to be helping at risk...

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Anonymous Fallacies: To LOIC or Not To LOIC

January 05, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

What really caught my eye is the section in red, the admonition about “if you get caught” This is the most egregious set of instructions that I have ever seen and will only serve to land those of the “hive mind” in courts across the globe with a fair chance at getting truly buggered...

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