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Anonymous hacks North Korea’s social media in net freedom bid

Anonymous hacks North Korea’s social media in net freedom bid

Hacking collective Anonymous has apparently selected its next high-profile target, in the shape of any sites or social network accounts related to North Korea, seizing control of Flickr and Twitter pages in the process. The activists cracked the Uriminzokkiri accounts and uploaded images of their own, which still remain online at time of writing, in addition to claiming to have extracted 15,000 usernames and passwords from the site, the BBC reports. Anonymous' goal appears to be loosening the restrictions on internet access North Koreans face from their government.

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Man charged in 2011 Anonymous attack on Koch Industries

Man charged in 2011 Anonymous attack on Koch Industries

In the summer of 2011, it was revealed that Koch Industries was one of several big-oil-and-coal names shoveling out money to climate change skeptic Dr. Willie Soon of the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, something that made his research seem more than a tad questionable. Shortly before this, however, were attacks on Koch Industries' website by the hacker collective Anonymous, with one Wisconsin man being indicted yesterday for helping them.

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Anonymous releases 14GB of data on the spying habits of Bank of America and more

Anonymous releases 14GB of data on the spying habits of Bank of America and more

Anonymous has released 14GB of data it acquired about Bank of America, Thomson Reuters, ClearForest, Bloomberg, and TEKSystems, an intelligence firm. It did this via a press release on the website Par-AnoIA, including a link to the hacked data and a rundown of the relevant details for those who don't have the time to look at 14 gigs of info. The data concerns the spying habits of Bank of America and other corporations, which are said to include a log of data on hundreds of thousands of employees and executives at various corporations around the world.

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Anonymous hacks U.S. Sentencing Commission site after Swartz death

Anonymous hacks U.S. Sentencing Commission site after Swartz death

The death of Aaron Swartz, as many of you already know, is something that has Anonymous upset, and today the hacker collective is doing something about it. Two weeks after Swartz committed suicide, Anonymous has taken over the U.S. Sentencing Commission's website, leaving a message for visitors and threatening to release government documents it has uncovered. At the time of this writing, the U.S. Sentencing Commission hasn't made a statement about the attack.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 16, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 16, 2013

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone. This afternoon, what's supposedly the first full image of the rumored HTC M7 leaked out, though it's worth pointing out that what we're seeing is only a render and not an actual device. Facebook today announced free calling over WiFi or mobile data connections for iPhone, instantly making one of the biggest VOIP providers around. We heard a bit about the Galaxy Note III today, with rumors saying that it will come equipped with a 6.3-inch screen and Samsung's new Exynos 5 Octa CPU, while Apple and Amazon have been ordered to meet over their App Store case.

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Anonymous forces Westboro Baptist Church out of Aaron Swartz funeral protest

Anonymous forces Westboro Baptist Church out of Aaron Swartz funeral protest

Over the past week we've seen several reactions to the death of freedom of information activist Aaron Swartz, one of the most disturbing being the planned protest of his funeral by the Westboro Baptist Church. It would appear that today the hacktivist collective known as Anonymous has saved the day, having promised action against the WBC if they did, in fact, show up at the funeral in Highland Park, Illinois. The WBC's lawyer has reportedly since contacted local police, stating that the group would not be attending the vigil - and by the looks of it here the day after the event, they did indeed stay away completely, not a one of them showing up.

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Anonymous hacks MIT with Aaron Swartz memorial & manifesto

Anonymous hacks MIT with Aaron Swartz memorial & manifesto

Hack-collective Anonymous broke into MIT's website over the weekend and subverted it into a tribute to open-access activist Aaron Swartz, the internet hero who committed suicide on Friday last week. Describing the $1m lawsuit Swartz faced for hacking into the JSTOR database as "a grotesque miscarriage of justice," Anonymous also called for "reform of computer crime laws," CNET reports, in addition to "a renewed and unwavering commitment to a free and unfettered internet."

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