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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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WikiLeaks recovers from massive DDoS attack

WikiLeaks recovers from massive DDoS attack

WikiLeaks has recovered from a massive DDoS attack that lasted three days, during which it had to shift much of its content to mirror sites. It's unclear which hacker group or individual may be responsible for the attack, but a former Anonymous member by the name Nyre has already claimed credit for a similar DDoS attack on The Pirate Bay earlier this week that lasted over 24 hours.

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Pirate Bay hit with DDoS attack

Pirate Bay hit with DDoS attack

Torrent website The Pirate Bay has been the target of just about every authority around the globe that fights copyright infringement and piracy. Recently courts in Europe have ordered that the website be blocked by ISPs and people who use the site are finding it increasingly difficult to access. The Pirate Bay is now fighting an attack that has taken it off-line for many users, which is something authorities had a difficult time doing.

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Anonymous targets music industry with AnonTune

Anonymous targets music industry with AnonTune

Just yesterday we saw Anonymous creating their own alternative to Pastebin, AnonPaste, and now a group of coders affiliated with the shadowy group have announced that they’re planning to create an anonymous streaming music service. The service, called AnonTune, is in early development, but the goal is to pull in music from across the internet and let users listen anonymously.

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Anonymous supplants Pastebin with AnonPaste

Anonymous supplants Pastebin with AnonPaste

A hack a day keeps the government at bay? Maybe, maybe not. When Anonymous does crawl out from behind the curtains of the internet, they like to dump their prizes and valuable information to Pastebin. Naturally, Pastebin didn’t take too kindly to its service being used that way, and pledged to delete posts which it considered to be abusing the service. Not only that, Pastebin has been blocked in several countries. What’s an Anonymous to do? Simple! Create your own service.

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Anonymous China hacks government websites in protest

Anonymous China hacks government websites in protest

Looks like those hacktivists are at it again. Anonymous has defaced even more websites, although the legion of hackers seems to be branching out, with this attack being perpetrated by Chinese Anonymous members. Hundreds of Chinese government websites have been defaced in the usual spectacular fashion. Dumps full of emails and phone numbers have also hit the internet via Pastebin, as well as instructions by the group on how to bypass the Great Firewall of China.

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