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Hacker Family Tree Charts Hacker Group Origins And Relations

Hacker Family Tree Charts Hacker Group Origins And Relations
Hacking has been around for a long time, but now with social networking, publicized hacking groups with quirky personalities, and the increasing importance of the internet, we’ve been hearing a lot more about it recently. Hackers hacking this organization, threatening that organization, taunting each other, opening or closing up shop. As interesting as it is, it’s all a bit much to follow and sometimes it’s not even clear who’s who. If you find yourself in that boat, attached is a brief, approximate and abridged family-tree/timeline of recent hacker groups and activity summarizing who came from where and worked with whom on what. Events are listed in unscaled, but roughly chronological order from top to bottom. Take a look at the full size image below and impress your friends and family with facts that they probably won’t understand. “Thats all well and good Billy, but what on Earth is a Lulzsec?”

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Meet Dark Tangent, the hacker behind Black Hat and DEF CON Jeff Moss founded the hacker conferences Black Hat and DEF CON, which take place this week in Las Vegas. Jeff Moss, aka Dark Tangent, founded DEF CON and Black Hat Both conferences are for hackers and computer-security professionals Moss says hackers can help make the Internet and computers safer (CNN) -- The word "hacker" evokes all kinds of scary images. But Jeff Moss says hackers are exactly what the world needs more of, because they can make the Internet safer for the rest of us. "Hacking is sort of a skill set -- it's neutral. You can be a criminal hacker or you can be a noncriminal hacker," Moss said on the eve of two of the world's biggest hacker conferences, Black Hat and DEF CON, which he founded.

Exclusive: British Police Duped by LulzSec Into Arresting the Wrong Guy It appears UK police have been deceived by LulzSec. (Source: Warner Brothers) The man they believed to be a member of LulzSec was reportedly a famous internet troll, whom a LulzSec member "stole" the name of. This could prove the latest embarasment for UK police. (Source: Gaming Union) LulzSec has a proud history of trickery.

Hackers Said to be Planning to Launch Own Satellites to Combat Censorship Hackers reportedly plan to fight back against Internet censorship by putting their own communications satellites into orbit and developing a grid of ground stations to track and communicate with them. The news comes as the tech world is up in arms about proposed legislation that many feel would threaten online freedom. According to BBC News, the satellite plan was recently outlined at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin. It's being called the "Hackerspace Global Grid." If you don't like the idea of hackers being able to communicate better, hacker activist Nick Farr said knowledge is the only motive of the project, which also includes the development of new electronics that can survive in space, and launch vehicles that can get them there.

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International hacktivists help Syrian citizens circumvent Internet censorship Human rights groups and the international community are calling for an arms embargo and an end to government repression in Syria, which has resulted in almost 2,000 deaths since March. Like in Egypt and Tunisia earlier this year, Syria has responded to the uprising not only with violence, but also by putting its citizens under surveillance and censoring the internet. What such regimes didn't count on was that international internet activists would step in and fight back. Since the Arab Spring began, hacktivists have been building ad hoc telecommunications systems all over the Middle East to help citizens get information on what's going on there out of these countries. When the government shut down the Internet, Telecomix helped Egyptians by getting them access to dial-up modems.

LulzSec hacking suspect ‘Topiary’ arrested in the Shetland Islands An 18-year old man has been arrested by British police in Shetland, UK, under suspicion of launching hacking attacks against a number of websites. Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service's Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) arrested the man as part of an international investigation into the activities of the Anonymous and LulzSec hacktivist groups. The man, who was arrested at a residential address in Shetland, is said to have used the online nickname "Topiary" and acted as a spokesperson for the groups via forums such as Twitter. The suspected hacker is currently being transported to a central London police station, and a search is taking place at his home. Hack Your Gadgets and Void Your Warranties This Weekend Speaking of hacking - why not - let me share my hacking experience today: On multiple levels! - A digital photography tech comment, if you will. I just received my brand new Eye-fi X2 Pro card. Totally forgetting to check how Magic Lantern firmware hack - currently installed on my Canon 550D/T2i - deals with it, anxious as I was to test the thing up, popped it in and turned the camera on. Nothing. Screen went blank, as if there was no battery.

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The Next Big Programming Language You’ve Never Heard Of Getty Andrei Alexandrescu didn’t stand much of a chance. And neither did Walter Bright. How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed. First my Google account was taken over, then deleted. Next my Twitter account was compromised, and used as a platform to broadcast racist and homophobic messages. And worst of all, my AppleID account was broken into, and my hackers used it to remotely erase all of the data on my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook.