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Twitter account suspended over wrongly outing Ferguson shooter

Twitter account suspended over wrongly outing Ferguson shooter

Often times, Twitter is a useful tool for discovering information quickly. Sometimes, that information is just plain wrong, though. A Twitter spat surrounding the ongoing issues in Ferguson, Missouri has led to an account being suspended.

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Anonymous email service ‘Leak’ ready for the masses

Anonymous email service ‘Leak’ ready for the masses

Sometimes, it needs to be said. Whatever “it” is, you need to tell someone, but how can you do that without being the one to confront them? A new service called Leak lets you send emails anonymously, all from a web page. Simply put in an email address, and your relationship to that person, and away you go.

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Infamous hacker “Sabu” released with Time Served

Infamous hacker “Sabu” released with Time Served

In the year 2011, Hector "Sabu" Monsegur was arrested for his alleged hacking crimes in association with the hacker group Lulzsec - associated in turn with Anonymous. Today he’s been set free by a judge after several years of collaborating with law enforcement to infiltrate and take down key members of Anonymous and Lulzsec. Sabu served a total of 7-months in a jail environment while awaiting trial in 2011.

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Anonymous hackers plead guilty in PayPal hack, says DoJ

Anonymous hackers plead guilty in PayPal hack, says DoJ

The Department of Justice announced today that thirteen members of the hacker collective Anonymous have pled guilty to involvement in a PayPal cyberattack. The cyberattack took place back in 2010, and happened in the form of a Distributed Denial of Service attack. This is the latest of several prosecutions and legal proceedings that have taken place this year.

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NSA hackers compromised at least 50,000 networks in 14 years

NSA hackers compromised at least 50,000 networks in 14 years

A large team of NSA hackers known collectively as the Tailored Access Operations (TAO) department successfully hacked 50,000 computer networks between the years 1998 and 2012, according to a new examination of the Snowden documents. A PowerPoint presentation seen this week by Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad revealed the statistic along with other information about the agency's Computer Network Exploitation (CNE) activities.

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Adobe hacks affected multiple US agencies, FBI says

Adobe hacks affected multiple US agencies, FBI says

The US Army, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, and other US government agencies were infiltrated by the Adobe software breaches that came to light last month, the FBI said in a memo this week. The memo, which was distributed throughout the affected agencies, said that the breaches actually started in December of 2012 and were carried out by the hacker group known as Anonymous. They then left "back doors" to government computer systems which Anonymous operatives could return to later, which some did quite publicly last month.

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Anonymous hacks Singapore The Straits Times newspaper blog

Anonymous hacks Singapore The Straits Times newspaper blog

We mentioned yesterday that hacker group Anonymous had issued a threat against the Singapore government. Word has now surfaced that a Singapore newspaper blog site owned by The Straits Times was hacked by a person claiming to be associated with Anonymous. The newspaper says that it removed the page from a website that features blog posts by staff writers.

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Anonymous gets it hackles up, threatens Singapore’s government

Anonymous gets it hackles up, threatens Singapore’s government

Anonymous has involved itself in a variety of squabbles and issues, the latest of which involving censorship in Singapore. The hacking collective has created a video threatening the People's Action Party government of Singapore, something following on the heels of an alleged attack on the nation's infrastructure by one hacker referred to as "the messiah".

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Government charges 13 alleged Anonymous members

Government charges 13 alleged Anonymous members

The United States government has filed charges against thirteen members of the hacking collective Anonymous, according to Reuters. The alleged members of the group were hit with a grand jury indictment today on charges of various hackery said to have taken place as part of Operation Payback. The indictment took place in a U.S. District Court in Virginia.

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Anonymous operation sends Guantanamo’s wifi into shutdown

Anonymous operation sends Guantanamo’s wifi into shutdown

Reports have been surfacing for awhile now regarding hunger strikes at Guantanamo Bay by prisoners over indefinite imprisonment - without trial - which has resulted in force feeding. To show their support for the cause behind the hunger strikes, hacking collective Anonymous threatened to take Guantanamo down, prompting a shutdown of its wireless Internet network.

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Anonymous OpUSA cyberattack plan goes out with a fizzle

Anonymous OpUSA cyberattack plan goes out with a fizzle

On Monday, Anonymous and various extremist Islamic hacking collectives announced their OpUSA mission, which was a planned cyberattack against nine big-name US agencies/institutions that the hackers wanted to take down. The attack was announced in a manifesto of sorts on Pastebin, which you can read here if poor grammar is of no bother to you. Not surprisingly, the attack appears to have fizzled out with little effect.

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Reuters fires journalist accused of conspiring with Anonymous

Reuters fires journalist accused of conspiring with Anonymous

Matthew Keys, the journalist who was accused of conspiring with Anonymous, has been fired by Reuters today. On his Twitter account, Keys tweeted, "Just got off the phone. Reuters has fired me, effective today. Our union will be filing a grievance. More soon." David Girardin, a Reuters spokesperson, confirmed the firing. According to Keys, his termination from Reuters had no relation to his alleged involvement with Anonymous, but was due to him violating his "Final Written Warning".

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