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Anonymous Launches DDoS Attacks on Banks in “Op Icarus”

Headlines have been dominated this week by the Anonymous campaign of DDoS attacks against financial institutions all over the world. Named “Op Icarus” in honor of the character from Greek mythology, the campaign seeks to punish what Anonymous views as “corrupt” banks and individuals in the financial sector. As we all know, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks can …

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Members associated with the Anonymous movement have launched DDoS attacks against several North Carolina government online portals as a method of protest against the recent House Bill 2 (HB2) that includes several clauses perceived as anti-LGBT.

The attacks took place over the weekend and were aimed at the main North Carolina government portal (nc.gov) and the website of the North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory (governor.nc.gov). The group’s Twitter account (@OperationLGBT) said these attacks will continue until the state changes the HB2 law, also known as the Bathroom Bill. North Carolina passed …

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Anonymous Launches DDoS Attacks on Banks in “Op Icarus”

Headlines have been dominated this week by the Anonymous campaign of DDoS attacks against financial institutions all over the world. Named “Op Icarus” in honor of the character from Greek mythology, the campaign seeks to punish what Anonymous views as “corrupt” banks and individuals in the financial sector. As we all know, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks can …

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Chinese hackers prowling Taiwan’s systems: Chang

China’s attempts to hack Taiwanese databases did not halt regardless of the state of cross-strait relations in the past eight years, as Beijing epitomizes Sun Tzu’s (孫子) maxim in the Art of War (孫子兵法): “Know your enemy,” Premier Simon Chang (張善政) said in an exclusive report published by the Liberty Times (the Taipei Times’ sister …

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Student shuts down 444 school websites to ‘remind teachers they are incompetent’

TOKYO — On May 11, police filed obstruction of business charges against a 16-year-old student, alleging that he launched a denial-of-service (DoS) attack against the Osaka Board of Educations server which holds the webpages of 444 elementary, junior high, and high schools in the area. Although in high school now, at the time of the …

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