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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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NASDAQ Network Systems Breached by Hackers

February 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Many sophisticated hackers don't immediately try to monetize the situation; they oftentimes do what's called local information gathering, almost like collecting intelligence, to ascertain what would be the best way in the long term to monetize their presence..."

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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 Deploying N-DEx Advanced Security Search Engine

February 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

N-DEx is a national information-sharing system available through a secure Internet site for law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. N-DEx allows agencies to search and analyze data using some powerful automated capabilities, helping to connect the dots between people, places, and events...

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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 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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DDoS Wars: 4chan Downed Again By Another Attack

January 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The message boards of script-kiddie haven 4chan were hit by another distributed denial of service (DDoS) campaign, just one week after suffering significant downtime from a similar attack...

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FBI Has IP Addresses of Anonymous DDoS Attackers

January 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

What the so-called "leaders" of the Anonymous minions failed to relay to the participants in the DDoS attacks is that the LOIC tool would send their IP addresses along with every packet during the attack. The FBI will use the IP addresses to identify those who participated in the attack...

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Feds Seize Servers in PayPal DDoS Investigation

December 30, 2010 Added by:Headlines

An FBI affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun identifies members of Anonymous and 4chan as being the primary suspects in the DDoS attack, and the servers seized in the Tailor Made Services raid are likely to contain evidence of the attack and clues to some of the participants...

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FBI Taps Mobile Phone Mic's for Surveillance

December 27, 2010 Added by:Headlines

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan issued an opinion on the use of "roving bugs" for criminal investigations, confirming suspicions that the FBI was employing the technique of listening to nearby conversations via a suspect's cell phone mic...

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Zeus Trojan Tweaked to Pilfer Business Bank Accounts

December 06, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The nefarious Zeus Trojan has been modified to target enterprise bank accounts. Zeus had previously netted millions of dollars after spreading through tainted emails and communications designed to look like messages from the popular business-oriented social networking service LinkedIn...

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Two Million Online Fraud Complaints and Growing

November 24, 2010 Added by:David Navetta

November 9, marked the 2 millionth consumer complaint filed with the IC3. This milestone is all the more notable because it took seven years for the IC3 to receive its first million complaints. The second million arrived in less than half the time - just under 3.5 years....

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FBI Wants More Access to Internet Communications

November 17, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Creating systems to easily and quickly un-encrypt data could produce a threat to sensitive information that would otherwise remain secure. The widely publicized Aurora attacks originating in China used back-doors that were originally created to give the government easy access to communications..

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FBI's IC3 Has Logged Two Million Internet Crime Reports

November 16, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Statistics reported by the organization, which was was established as a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), indicate the losses from cyber crime have doubled in recent years...

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