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FBI Memo Warns of Hacktivist Attacks Against Several Government Agencies

An FBI memo seen by Reuters makes reference to Anonymous attacks and compromised data from multiple government agencies including the Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Sentencing Commission whose systems were accessed as recently as October. Read More

 
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Anonymous Stratfor Hacker Sentenced to 10 Years

Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond, associated with the hacker groups Anonymous and Antisec, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on November 15th accepting a plea bargain on one count of computer fraud and abuse for breaching and releasing information from Strategic Forecasting Inc. servers. Read More

 
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Fraudsters Used Spear Phishing Tactics to Initiate Attacks Against New York Times and Other Websites

In a high profile attack led by the Syrian Electronic Army against the New York Times and other websites, users accessing the affected sites were redirected to servers under the attackers’ control. Users were redirected to pages hosting malicious content, and this was all made possible following spear phishing attacks against an Australian web domain

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Anonymous Posts Bank Exec Data Stolen from the Federal Reserve

The personal information of over 4,000 banking executives was stolen from a compromised server at the Federal Reserve and then posted online by hackers associated with Anonymous. The breach came soon after a similar attack against the Department of Energy where more personally identifiable information for hundreds of employees was compromised. Read More

 
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Amidst Organized Attacks Against Two Major Banks, Cyber Threat Level Raised to “High”

After distributed denial of service attacks disrupted Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase websites in late September the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) industry group increased their cyber threat level metric from “elevated” to “high.” The attacks may be related to Islamic activists and reactions to a controversial film, or may be organized attacks to divert attention away

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AntiSec Hackers Claim Data from 12 million Apple Users Stolen from FBI

The hactivist group AntiSec, associated with Anonymous, released a list of one million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) while claiming that it came from a file containing the personal information of 12 million Apple device owners which they hacked from a laptop belonging to an FBI agent. While the one million UDIDs appear to be real, there is not yet evidence

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Anonymous Continues Holiday Hacking Spree

Hactivist groups Anonymous and LulzSec continue their holiday hacking routine called LulzXmas after stealing sensitive data from SpecialForces.com and Stratfor, a global intelligence firm, and then posting the breached information online. Read More

 
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Anonymous Hacks UN, Threatens Banks

The high profile data breaches continue in 2011 as Anonymous posted 1,000 user names and passwords taken from the United Nations. A hacker was able to access the server containing information for the United Nations Development Programme, the attack may have been just to demonstrate ability or to embarrass the UN as many of the

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