In a video posted Sunday on a popular Youtube channel devoted to distributing its “Official Messages,” Anonymous addressed the people of Greece as well as the rest of the European Union. Narrating images from Athens in its usual synthesized, accent-free voice-over, the amorphous hacker collective denied it was behind the massive riots that rocked the country Sunday but expressed solidarity with Greeks impacted by the austerity measures, stating that the Greek government has “avoided the people’s requests” and “refused to listen to its people.” Read More
A day after hacker collective Anonymous claimed credit for taking down the Central Intelligence Agency’s site (cia.gov), a site related to Mexico’s mining industry and a site run by the State of Alabama, Interpol.int has gone offline.
The Friday hacks appeared to compromise emails and other sensitive documents: Read More
According to data uploaded by Anonymous and reported on by both the Guardian and Russian news portal Gazeta.ru, Russian strongman and bare-fisted tiger boxer Vladimir Putin’s long reach extends even to the darker corners of the Internet. If Anonymous’s treasure trove of emails from a Russian youth group called Nashi is any indication, Mr.Putin has his own paid crew of trolls and bloggers policing Putin-centered media. The Guardian gives a breakdown of some of Nashi’s covert, Putin-loving tactics: Read More
Update: It looks like some members of Anonymous were able to take the website for the New York Stock Exchange offline for approximately two minutes. No trading was affected. A compromise, or just a failed mission? Also, what about the “no hacking on a holiday” rule??
Watch out, New York Stock Exchange! You are the next target of the hacker group Anonymous, according to a YouTube video that went up October 5th. That would be the day of Occupy Wall Street’s Megamarch, though the latter group has tried to distance itself from the hacktivist community. Read More
Amid FBI raids against 40 of its members, online anarcho-pranksters Anonymous has turned its sites toward the Egyptian government over internet censorship amid widespread civil unrest in the country.
In a YouTube press release, the collective aims itself at Egypt’s government amid shutdown of Facebook, Twitter and other media services that had provided real-time updates Read More