Anonymous declares ‘cyberwar’ on the IMF The vigilante hacktivists of Anonymous have announced an online attack on the IMF for its treatment of the Greek people. The struggle of the of the Greek people against the IMF has taken a new turn recently, as Anonymous declared its intention to launch a series of Denial of Service (DoS) attacks on the Fund in retaliation for the IMF’s treatment of the Greek people. Ever since the Greek crisis began, the EU and IMF have together forced Greece to accept draconian austerity measures and a fire-sale of state assets to enable it to continue servicing its major debts to large European banks like Kommerzbank and Société Générale, which greedily brought up Greek bonds in the lead-up to the crisis. AnonOps Communications One account. All of Google. Sign in to continue to Blogger Find my account
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.
AntiSec Hackers (Image Source: Los Angeles Times) You're watching multisource tech news analysis from Newsy. What do you get when you combine hacker groups Anonymous and Lulzsec? AntiSec, of course -- and a whole new batch of trouble. Their motto this time: hack the police. Anonymous News 10 hrs ago | The Jewish News Weekly Cyber attack brings down Israeli websites Hackers in a coordinated cyber attack on Israel briefly brought down the websites of the country's postal service and Education Ministry on April 7. The Philosophy of Anonymous I. Basic Principles of Anonymous Anonymous has received fairly bad publicity in the past. Although it is not that we care, in fact all the negativity that surrounds us actually made us stronger, in other words, we can turn just about anything into comedy. Take the first Faux News investigation on us for example.
Protesters take to the streets of 100+ European cities From Athens to Paris, tens of thousands of Europeans heed the online call for a #europeanrevolution. An online call for a European Revolution was heeded en masse today as over 100 cities throughout the continent witnessed tens (if not hundreds) of thousands ‘indignants‘ mobilizing to demand real democracy now. Thousands gathered in Madrid for a peaceful assembly on the 15th straight day of protests and occupations there, belying the false idea of skeptics that the Spanish protest movement would fizzle out in due course. Madrid: thousands gathered for a general assembly on the Puerta del Sol for the 15th straight day of protests in Spain. At the same time, the people of Greece took to the street for the fifth consecutive day, eclipsing previous protests with “tens of thousands” of people in Syntagma square alone (see live stream). Athens: tens of thousands of people protest in front of Parliament for the fifth straight day of protests in Greece..
Best Hacks by the Hacktivist Group 'Anonymous' Natalie Wolchover, Life's Little Mysteries Staff Writer | November 11, 2011 10:33am ET Credit: Creative Commons | Vincent Diamante "Hacktivism" is a modern form of protest in which savvy programmers use their hacking skills to fight back against social and political injustice. Though nonviolent, most acts of hacktivism are illegal, or at least legally ambiguous, leading most perpetrators to act anonymously. Nonetheless, in a day and age when many people feel that justice is not guaranteed by the laws of the land, some view these hacktivists as heroic vigilantes who use their tech wizardry to defend the public good.
Food prices 'will double by 2030', Oxfam warns 31 May 2011Last updated at 11:07 The price of key crops could rise by up to 180%, Oxfam says Rising food prices are tightening the squeeze on populations already struggling to buy adequate food, demanding radical reform of the global food system, Oxfam has warned. By 2030, the average cost of key crops could increase by between 120% and 180%, the charity forecasts. It is the acceleration of a trend which has already seen food prices double in the last 20 years. Half of the rise to come will be caused by climate change, Oxfam predicts.