Anonymous archive

  • British government unit attacked Anonymous with DDoS attacks
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    British government unit attacked Anonymous with DDoS attacks

    By 5 February 2014

    According to documents supplied to NBC news by Edward Snowden, the UK government attacked hacktivist groups including Anonymous using DDoS attacks. The DDoS attack, or distributed denial of service, is the same method of attack used by hacktivists in...

  • Megaupload shut down, Anonymous retaliates
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    Megaupload shut down, Anonymous retaliates

    By 20 January 2012

    Megaupload, one of the Internet's largest file-sharing sites, and seen by many as a haven for piracy, has been shut down by officials in the US, and its founder, Kim Dotcom, arrested in New Zealand. "Seven individuals and two corporations have been charged...

  • Year in review 2011: August
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    Year in review 2011: August

    By 29 December 2011

    Of all the stories that broke in August the one that really got people talking was that tech superstar Steve Jobs would be resigning from Apple, to be replaced by CEO Tim Cook. It was one of the most important stories to break this year apart from of...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #50
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #50

    By 10 August 2011

    You'd think that, as it's reached the ripe old age of 50, there would be a massive party and celebrations for this week's podcast, but as the team completely forgot, there's nary even a mention. However, rather than mope and feel old, Podcast number 50...

  • Anonymous: We'll kill Facebook on bonfire night
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    Anonymous: We'll kill Facebook on bonfire night

    By 10 August 2011

    Remember remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason why gunpowder, treason, should ever be forgot... Written about Guy Fawkes' "Gunpowder plot", a plan to bring down the Houses of Parliament and assassinate King James...

  • Anonymous gives Syrian Ministry of Defence website a redesign
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    Anonymous gives Syrian Ministry of Defence website a redesign

    By 8 August 2011

    Anonymous went all out with its latest hack, completely transforming the Syrian Ministry of Defence website into a set of videos and links that pointed to the actions of leader Bashar Al-Assad. Inside the redesigned site's source code was a message from...

  • UK police: Jack Davis is definitely LulzSec's Topiary
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    UK police: Jack Davis is definitely LulzSec's Topiary

    By 1 August 2011

    The British authorities are convinced that the now-named 18-year-old Jack Davis, arrested on one of the Shetland Islands, Scotland last week is indeed the famed Topiary, one of the leaders and founders of LulzSec. Reports at the end of the week suggested...

  • Could latest LulzSec leader arrest be the wrong Topiary?
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    Could latest LulzSec leader arrest be the wrong Topiary?

    By 28 July 2011

    Yesterday, police arrested a 19-year-old man on one of the remote Shetland Islands, Scotland, believing him to be LulzSec co-founder and leader Topiary. And, by all accounts, it is widely believed that he does, indeed, go by that name online. However,...

  • Anonymous and LulzSec mount anti PayPal campaign
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    Anonymous and LulzSec mount anti PayPal campaign

    By 27 July 2011

    Pastebin, the hackers favourite text hosting website, has become home to a written plea, from LulzSec and Anonymous, for readers to close down their PayPal accounts.  The FBI continues to crack down on internet based hacking groups, something which...

  • Anonymous to create own social network after Google+ banning
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    Anonymous to create own social network after Google+ banning

    By 18 July 2011

    Anonymous is to create its own social network called anonplus in response to the recent removal of its page from Google+.   Your Anon News was removed from Google's social network after a violation of its community standards. Soon after a splash page...

  • Anonymous targets Apple in latest hack
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    Anonymous targets Apple in latest hack

    By 4 July 2011

    With the PSN all but restored and LulzSec gone quiet, you would be forgiven for thinking that the Summer hackathon was over. Not so..it now looks like Anonymous has gone and hacked the mighty Apple. Before you get too excited, no there wasn't any details...

  • FBI LulzSec raids continue - Iowa women gets visit
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    FBI LulzSec raids continue - Iowa women gets visit

    By 29 June 2011

    The LulzSec hacking group may have pronounced its retirement a few days back, but that won't stop the FBI and other international police forces from pursuing the individuals involved. One suspected member, Ryan Cleary, has been released on bail after...

  • The greatest hacks in history
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    The greatest hacks in history

    By 27 June 2011

    All the guffor currently surrounding LulzSec's hacking shenanigans got us thinking. The more stories we wrote about the group, the more we wondered where it all began... We set about sorting our DDoS attacks from our phreaks, our worms from our trojans...

  • LulzSec gets political with Arizona police hack
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    LulzSec gets political with Arizona police hack

    By 24 June 2011

    In recent times we've seen technology blogs inundated with stories of the latest hack from LulzSec. Only earlier this week there was news that the outfit had potentially lost its leader dominated headlines. It looks like it didn't. The hacking outfit...

  • Hackers post 'Tupac lives' story on major news website
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    Hackers post 'Tupac lives' story on major news website

    By 30 May 2011

    Social media sites have been buzzing this morning after hackers posted a story on PBS NewsHour which alleged that rapper Tupac was alive and well in New Zealand. The story survived about an hour on the PBS site before it was removed by IT workers. The...

  • Anonymous denies PlayStation Network hack claims
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    Anonymous denies PlayStation Network hack claims

    By 5 May 2011

    Anonymous, the internet activist group, has denied that it has anything to do with the PlayStation Network hacking and subsequent credit card theft. Sony had posted its response to the US House of Representatives on the official PlayStation Blog and in...

  • BBC website goes down, dubbed #bbcblackout (UPDATE, It's back)
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    BBC website goes down, dubbed #bbcblackout (UPDATE, It's back)

    By 29 March 2011

    You don’t expect the Beeb’s entire website to go down, but that’s what’s happened on Tuesday night in the UK with the BBC's news site, main site and even iPlayer going offline. Although at the time of writing it’s unsure what the problem is,...