Items Tagged with "Hacktivist"


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Just One of the Reasons Why I Love Anonymous

March 28, 2012 Added by:Quintius Walker

In the world of cyber-security things transform at the speed of light. From exploits to methods, what worked yesterday is not the solution tomorrow. Ethical problem solving students should do themselves a favor and study the ways of the infamous idea known to us as Anonymous...

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Cyber Attacks are Fastest Growing National Security Threat

March 22, 2012 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

Cybercrime is a relatively new phenomenon but because of its recent scale and game-changing implications for both government and industry it is rapidly becoming the dominant risk theme of the 21st century. The opportunity for cyber attacks grows daily...

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Verizon 2011 Data Breach Investigation Report Summary

March 22, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Mainline cybercriminals continued to automate and streamline their method du jour of high-volume, low-risk attacks against weaker targets. Much less frequent, but arguably more damaging, were continued attacks targeting trade secrets, classified information, and intellectual property..."

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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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