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Anonymous attacks Sweden for Pirate Bay Justice

Anonymous attacks Sweden for Pirate Bay Justice

Anonymous is at it once again, this time launching what is being called "the biggest thing to ever happen in Anonymous history." The group posted a video to YouTube yesterday in which is calls for Anonymous supporters to help it attack a number of Swedish government sites for the perceived slights against The Pirate Bay and controversial Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Today, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that, sure enough, a number of Swedish websites have been taken offline after being flooded with traffic.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 10, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 10, 2012

Welcome back to Monday, folks. We're in the final stretch before Apple's big event kicks off, and with just a couple of days left before everything goes down, the iPhone 5 is making a splash in a big way. The (hopefully) incoming handset was given the title of "biggest upgrade in consumer electronics history" by one enthusiastic analyst today. T-Mobile is offering an "Unlocked and Unlimited" deal for the iPhone even though it doesn't carry the device itself, and we got word today that Apple suppliers have started shipping new 13.3-inch MacBook Pros with Retina Display and a new line of all-in-one iMacs.

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Leaked Apple IDs didn’t come from FBI after all

Leaked Apple IDs didn’t come from FBI after all

By now, many of you probably know about last week's AntiSec hack. The group claimed to have stolen 12 million Apple UDIDs - 1 million of which were posted to Pastebin - from the computer of an FBI agent. At the time, the FBI said that it didn't have any involvement in the hack, and that AntiSec had made the whole story up. While that seemed like just an FBI attempt to distance itself from the breach, it turns out that the FBI was telling the truth - at least when it comes to whether or not the information was stolen from an FBI computer.

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12m iPhone and iPad ID database hacked from FBI claims AntiSec

12m iPhone and iPad ID database hacked from FBI claims AntiSec

Hack collective AntiSec claims to have broken into an FBI agent's laptop and extracted what turned out to be a 12m long list of personal details from Apple devices, alleging that the federal agency had been tracking users. The document supposedly contains Unique Device Identifiers (UDID), usernames, name and type of device, Apple Push Notification Service tokens, zipcodes, cellphone numbers, addresses, and other content; AntiSec has released 1,000,001 UDIDs (along with the device name/type) as a proof of hack.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 15, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 15, 2012

The week is halfway over folks - just two more work days to go and the weekend is here again. Today brought a wealth of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 stories, with the company officially unveiling it for the US today. We were right there with a review of it, and we also compared Samsung's new flagship tablet to the 3rd generation iPad, just in case you were curious as to how the Galaxy Note 10.1 stands up. A little bit later in the day, Samsung announced the price of Galaxy Note 10.1 and also revealed some accessories, so if you're planning to pick one up, be sure to check that out.

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Anonymous claims new PSN hack, Sony says it didn’t happen

Anonymous claims new PSN hack, Sony says it didn’t happen

Here's something that's rather interesting: Anonymous is claiming that it has hacked the PlayStation Network, making off with information on 10 million accounts. Anonymous announced the hack on its Twitter account just over an hour ago (though that tweet has since been removed), and someone claiming to be "the man behind Anonymous" posted this list of emails and encrypted passwords reportedly stolen from PSN as proof of the attack.

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Anonymous and WikiLeaks relationship detailed

Anonymous and WikiLeaks relationship detailed

The strange nature of the relationship between Anonymous and WikiLeaks has been detailed in a report from International Business Times. Members of the group spoke to IBTimes following a Twitter row over the leaked emails from Syria, with one individual saying the relationship between the two entities is “complex.” As it turns out, there’s crossover between both groups, with some individuals working on both sides to gather and expose information.

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Anonymous picks up litter in latest protest effort

Anonymous picks up litter in latest protest effort

This week it seems that the collective known as Anonymous has taken to picking up trash in the streets in order to push forth as a positive force in the world of activist computer hacking. This protest has been made against a recent revision of Japanese laws against illegal downloads of media on the web. This protest is an effort to show the world that Anonymous is not a terrorist organization, instead representing themselves with an act of public good to show their dissent against what they feel are unfair internet laws.

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