Vanguard Defense Industries suffers Anonymous hack attack

Anonymous hackers – working under the flag of AntiSec – have targeted a US defense contractor, stealing and publishing thousands of emails and documents.

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BART Police database hacked – names and addresses posted online

A database belonging to the BART Police Officers Association appears to have been hacked, and the names, postal and email addresses of officers posted online.

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Syrian Ministry of Defense website hacked

With Syria in crisis after the authorities cracked down with deadly force against anti-government protests, visitors to the Syrian military department’s website have been greeted with the Anonymous logo and images of dead protesters.

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British police issue warning to internet hacktivists

The Metropolitan Police have taken the unusual step of using Twitter to send a message to anyone considering supporting internet attacks against companies and governments.

The warning comes days after the arrest of an alleged hacker suspected of being the spokesperson of Anonymous and LulzSec.

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Suspected Anonymous hacker ‘had 750,000 passwords’, court hears

Jake Davis, the man suspected of being the Anonymous spokesman “Topiary”, has appeared in a London court.

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Jake Davis named as suspected hacker Topiary by UK police

Jake Davis, 18, from Shetland has been named as the suspected hacker Topiary by British police.

He will appear in court tomorrow.

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Is Daniel Akerman the LulzSec spokesman Topiary? The video evidence

Watch videos of Anonymous spokesman Topiary and Daniel Akerman Sandberg and decide for yourself if they’re the same person.

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Topiary: did police arrest the wrong man in LulzSec investigation?

Theories spread across the net that LulzSec may be having the last laugh over the arrest of the alleged hacker “Topiary” yesterday.

So, did the police arrest the right man or not?

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LulzSec hacking suspect ‘Topiary’ arrested in the Shetland Islands

An 18-year old man, believed to be “Topiary” of the LulzSec hacktivist gang, has been arrested by British police in the Shetland Islands, under suspicion of launching hacking attacks against a number of websites.

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CNAIPIC hacked – Italian cybercrime unit files published by Anonymous

Anonymous is claiming to have got its hands on 8GB of “secret documents” from CNAIPIC, Italy’s cybercrime unit charged with defending the country’s critical IT infrastructure.

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AnonPlus, Anonymous’s social network, is hacked

Turkish hackers deface AnonPlus’s webpage with an image of a dog wearing a suit, mocking the more normal Anonymous logo.

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LulzSec and Anonymous hacker suspects arrested by US, UK and Dutch authorities

Computer crime authorities will be hoping that they have struck a significant blow against the Anonymous and LulzSec hacking groups, following a series of raids and arrests on both sides of the Atlantic.

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FBI searches homes of suspected Anonymous hacktivists in New York

Homes in Long Island and Brooklyn, New York, are raided by FBI agents searching for evidence related to a series of denial of service attacks.

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Google+ suspends Anonymous account, hacktivists announce AnonPlus in response

Will Anonymous create its own social network to give a platform for the oppressed to communicate with the rest of the world?

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Anonymous responds after suspected hacktivists arrested in Italy and Switzerland

Anonymous downplays significance of police action in Italy and Switzerland against alleged hacktivists.

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MasterCard’s website was knocked offline following what appears to be a WikiLeaks-inspired internet attack by hacktivists against it.

Once again, a denial-of-service attack is a hactivist’s best friend – but don’t forget they’re illegal.

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