Hackers recover video showing teens laughing about a rape by their frriends - National Technology. McAfee predicted in its 2013 Threat Report that Anonymous would decline in importance this year.
If this is an example of what Anonymous has planned for 2013, we hope McAfee is wrong. KnightSec, a hacking group affiliated with the “Anonymous” collective, posted a YouTube video (embedded) on Wednesday. That video shows teenager Michael Nodianos basking in the "glory" of the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl by his high school football player teammates. Why did Anonymous, or rather, KnightSec, go to these lengths? Because it appears there may be an injustice on the way: Steubenville, Ohio is a football-crazed town of about 18,000, and residents and other teens are reluctant to assist the authorities in their prosecution of these, the town’s teenage football stars. The incident occurred in late August, when two players on Steubenville High School’s acclaimed football team, The Big Red, reportedly drugged a 16-year-old girl and sexually assaulted her.
How Anonymous Picks Targets, Launches Attacks, and Takes Powerful Organizations Down. Image Design: Giles Revell No one but Hector Xavier Monsegur can know why or when he became Sabu, joining the strange and chaotic Internet collective known as Anonymous.
But we know the moment he gave Sabu up. On June 7, 2011, federal agents came to his apartment on New York’s Lower East Side and threatened the 28-year-old with an array of charges that could add up to 124 years in prison. So Hector Monsegur, who as Sabu had become a mentor and icon to fellow members of Anonymous, surrendered his online identity to a new, equally faceless and secretive master: the FBI. For the next eight months, Sabu continued to rage across the Internet as a core member of AntiSec, a blackhat hacking group within Anonymous.
We’re used to that heat we survived the first rounds of the raids. FBI targets Anonymous hacking group in series of raids on homes. A 16-year-old boy was arrested in London Tuesday night while the FBI detained at least 14 people after raiding homes across the US as part of an international operation targeting the hacking activist groups Anonymous and LulzSec.
Arrests and raids took place in Florida, California, and New Jersey and were aimed at targets suspected to be members of the hacking collective which has hit the headlines in recent months for a series of high-profile attacks. Computers and other equipment were also seized at several addresses in New York as local agents executed search warrants in New York city and Long Island, but – no arrests were made.
"These search warrants are being executed in connection with an ongoing FBI investigation," a New York FBI spokesman said. More arrests may follow, legal sources said. What Is The Plan? Why You Should Consider Participating E Cigarette Forum An e cigarette forum might be just what you need.
They say that it’s always a good thing when you have someone who has something in common with you. Anonymous Releases Twitter Hijack Tool Called URGE. The long promised tool that can be used to hijack tweets was recently released on the Anonymous hacker group's official blog, complete with download links, source files and how-to instructions.Even though the infamous cybercriminals claim that the new release is not a hacking tool or an exploit kit, its purpose being “to make it easier for us to tweet faster without copying and pasting constantly,” the functions it performs beg to differ.
URGE, as it's called, can hijack trending topics of choice, allowing the attacker to tweet messages within them. The Universal Rapid Gamma Emitter was created by Anonymous because “We recently have become tired of seeing trending topics on twitter that were redundant and 'pop culture' like,” revealed one of the members. They became mad after noticing that Twitter will not trend topics that “actually serve a cause”, only those more appealing to the general public, like those based on TV shows and celebs.
AnonymousIRC (anonymousirc) FBI raids suspected Anonymous hackers in 10 states, from New Jersey to California. Feds try to put pressure on hackers as attacks grow more bold These arrests were just part of a total of 35 search warrants which were executed today as part of the ongoing investigation into the security-threatening hacking activities of the Anonymous collective.
Among its various exploits, the brigade of cyber spies has been implicated in attacks on everyone from Sony to the federal government. The group has also executed web-based attacks on major credit card companies including Mastercard and Visa. According to a press release from the Department of Justice, today's arrests focused primarily on Anonymous members who waged a cyber war on PayPal. Anonymous was allegedly inspired to hack the online payment company in "Operation Avenge Assange" after Paypal refused to accept donations for Wikileaks, the well-known whistleblower site headed by Julian Assange. Spain arrests Anonymous suspects. 10 June 2011Last updated at 15:29 Anonymous has carried out web attacks to help Wikileaks.
Lessons from Anonymous on cyberwar. "Cyberwar" is a heavily loaded term, which conjures up Hollywood inspired images of hackers causing oil refineries to explode.
Some security celebrities came out very strongly against the thought of it, claiming that cyberwar was less science, and more science fiction. Last year on May 21, the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) reported reaching initial operational capability, and news stories abound of US soldiers undergoing basic cyber training, which all point to the idea that traditional super powers are starting to explore this arena.
Recent activities with one government contractor and Anonymous, however, show clearly that cyber operations have been going on for a long while, and that the private sector has been only too ready to fill the cyber mercenary role for piles of cash. Anonymous vs. Anonymous speaks: the inside story of the HBGary hack.