Anonymous India Censorship Protests Draw Hundreds

Protesting regulations that they say are tantamount to online censorship, members of the hacking collective known as Anonymous gathered in more than a dozen cities throughout India Saturday — though according to some reports, the results of those assemblies were mixed. According to Rajini Vaidyanathan of BBC News, members of the group organized their gatherings …

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10 Lessons Learned from the DoS Attack on SurvivalBlog

On May 26, 2012 the SurvivalBlog.com server was attacked and knocked offline.  The method of attack used is commonly referred to as a Denial of Service or DoS attack. I won’t delve into who might have sprung the attack nor how it was done. Both topics have been covered.(1)  What will be discussed are the …

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Officials quiet as hacking of sites continues

Causing major embarrassment to the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, hacker group Anonymous hacked the Directorate of Standardisation Testing and Quality Control website on Sunday. The hackers said it was a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. The site remained unavailable for most of the day. Ironically, STQC provides quality assurance and conformity services …

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Hacker Group UGNazi Targets Billing Service WHMCS

Only a week after breaching the Washington Military Department’s website (mi.wa.gov), the Underground Nazi Hacktivist Group (UGNazi) has hit WHMCS, a provider of online billing services. According to Forbes, the hacktivists were able to swipe and leak more than half a million customer records by impersonating staff and duping the web host into giving them …

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Hackers threaten fresh wave of anti-capitalist web rioting

By John Leyden | Posted in CIO, 25th May 2012 A new activist group is drumming up recruits for a cyberwar campaign against corporate giants due to launch on Friday, 25 May. TheWikiBoat intends to hit a high profile list of more than 40 multinationals – including BT, Best Buy, Tesco, McDonald’s, Wal-Mart and Apple …

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