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Anonymous Claims To Have Hacked 28,000 PayPal Passwords For Guy Fawkes Day

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Huffington Post
Nov. 5, 2012
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Anonymous, which adopted the Guy Fawkes mask, designed by “V for Vendetta” illustrator David Llyod, as a symbol for its social crusade, has decided to celebrate Guy Fawkes Day with some good, old-fashioned hacking.

Guy Fawkes Day is observed annually on Nov. 5 in commemoration of the rebel Englishman’s demise.

Marking Nov. 5 as a day of global protest, hacker group Anonymous began its tribute on Sunday night by allegedly hacking a PayPal server and stealing 28,000 customer passwords, The Next Web reports. Anonymous announced the hack on Twitter, “linking to a set of Private Paste documents containing emails, names, and what appear to be possibly passwords from the payment service’s database,” according to TNW.

The head of public relations for PayPal, however, denied the Anonymous attack, tweeting, “We’re investigating this but to date we have been unable to find any evidence that validates this claim.”

Masks banned in Canadian riots, just in time for Anonymous day of action

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naked Security
Nov. 5, 2012
By Lisa Vaas

Monday November 5th is Guy Fawkes Day.

Expect masks.

The Anonymous-affiliated are planning worldwide protests against government surveillance, as the following video declares:

As always, Anonymous supporters are likely to don masks with the image of their patron saint.

But for the first time, the smiling black and white masks that shield the identity of those protesters will be illegal in Canada (if the protest stops being peaceful).

It’s not only the Anonymous-affiliated whose masks will be banned. Canada’s House of Commons on Wednesday approved a bill that bans people from hiding their faces at all during riots.

Anonymous vows revenge after WikiLeaks launches ‘filthy’ paywall

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Raw Story
Oct. 12, 2012
By Stephen C. Webster

Nameless hackers with the online protest movement “Anonymous” have turned on longtime ally WikiLeaks for deploying a paywall on its website that blocks access to the site’s trove of formerly secret files unless users donate or tell their friends about WikiLeaks via social media.

Calling the tactic “filthy and rotten,” a post to the “AnonPaste” website Thursday night said that WikiLeaks has gone too far for the hacker community to abide, so they’re taking matters into their own hands and plotting revenge.

“To this day, not ONE single WikiLeaks staff are charged or incarcerated,” the Anonymous post explains. “However, Anonymous has 14 indicted (facing 15 years) for online protests defending WikiLeaks – and one (Jeremy Hammond) in prison and facing 20 years for allegedly supplying the Stratfor GI Files. Not to mention the heroic Bradley Manning who now rots in Ft. Leavenworth Prison facing life.”

GoDaddy goes down, Anonymous claims responsibility

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CBS News
Sept. 10, 2012
By Chenda Ngak

(CBS News) GoDaddy, the domain registrar and Web hosting company, experienced outages Monday, perhaps taking millions of websites down as a result.

“Status Alert: Hey, all. We’re aware of the trouble people are having with our site. We’re working on it,” @GoDaddy tweeted.

While GoDaddy.com’s site is up and running, websites hosted by the company are still experiencing outages.

“Some services are back online,” a GoDaddy spokesperson told CBS News. “It’s been intermittent and impacted our site and some of our customer sites. It started at about 10 a.m. PT and we are working to restore all service.”

Computer Hackers Target Cambodia

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Wall Street Journal
Sept. 10, 2012
By James Hookway

Cambodia is the latest country to come under sustained attack from computer hackers after police in the tiny Southeast Asian country arrested one of the founders of The Pirate Bay file-sharing website last week.

A group calling itself NullCrew began hacking into government and commercial websites in the country after news of Gottfrid Svartholm Warg’s arrest broke over the weekend. Among other targets were websites for the Cambodian armed forces, the Ministry of Public Works and Cambodia’s Institute of Standards. NullCrew hackers then posted what they claimed were passwords to the websites on a bulletin page widely used by so-called hacktivist groups.

“The founder of The Pirate Bay was arrested in Cambodia, so Cambodia is now a target,” NullCrew said in a statement announcing the launch of what it calls #OpTPB—or operation The Pirate Bay.

“They should have expected it when they did this,” the group said. “Cambodia, we will not stop until you come to your senses.

Hackers Get Personal Info On 12-Million Apple Users… From An FBI Laptop

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Techdirt
Sept. 4, 2012
By Mike Masnick

Much of the debate over cybersecurity legislation like CISPA and the Cybersecurity Act focused on getting more private companies to “share data” with federal government agencies, including the FBI and the NSA. As we’ve pointed out time and time again, beyond the basic privacy rules that the bills tended to bulldoze through, any time you increase the sharing of private data, you’re only making it that much easier for hackers to access that info because you’re putting it in more places — some of which will almost definitely be insecure. In other words, even though these bills were ostensibly about “protecting” from hack attacks, by increasing the sharing of data, they’d almost certainly open up new attack opportunities and make it easier for hackers to get info.

While neither bill passed (yet), the latest example of what happens when you have widespread data sharing comes from some Antisec hackers, who claim that — in response to a presentation from the NSA’s General Keith Alexander — they wanted to probe the security of various government agencies, including the FBI. End result? They claim to have hacked into the laptop of FBI agent Christopher Stangl, who has appeared in recruitment videos for the FBI looking to hire “cyber security experts.”

The hackers claim that on his laptop, they found a csv file with:

Anonymous hits UK government websites in Assange protest

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BBC News
Aug. 21, 2012

Computer hacking collective Anonymous says it has attacked government websites in retaliation for the UK’s handling of the Julian Assange case.

It claimed responsibility on Twitter for the denial-of-service attacks.

Websites affected include the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office.

The Wikileaks founder is staying at Ecuador’s embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex assault claims, which he denies. He was granted asylum by the country last week.

He has been at the embassy since June and on Sunday addressed crowds of his supporters from the embassy’s balcony, thanking Ecuador and other South American countries for their support.

Anonymous calls for shut-down of TrapWire to start this Saturday

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RT
Aug. 16, 2012

As details surface about a futuristic and frightening global surveillance network called TrapWire, members of the Anonymous collective are calling for citizens everywhere to voice their opposition and help end the system beginning this Saturday.

“As we learn about TrapWire and similar systems in the surveillance industry, it becomes more apparent that we must, at all costs, shut this system down and render it useless,” active members of Anonymous write in a press release issued early Thursday. Beginning this weekend, Anonymous is asking others concerned with TrapWire and the acceleration of America into a full-fledged surveillance state to make their voices heard — peacefully.

“An omniscient AI electronic brain able to monitor us through the thick web of CCTV cameras, as well as online social media feeds is monstrous and Orwellian in its implications and possibilities. Anonymous will now put forth a call to arms. We will see to it that this evil and invasive system ceases to function, and the right to privacy is upheld,” active members of the collective state.