Hackers, lulz, LulzSec, Politics, Security
Few hackers groups in the history of the internet age have claimed responsibility for attacks on so many prominent targets in such a short period of time.
“For the past month and a bit, we’ve been causing mayhem and chaos throughout the internet,” wrote LulzSec today, ”attacking several targets including PBS, Sony, Fox, porn websites, FBI, CIA, the U.S. government, Sony some more, online gaming servers (by request of callers, not by our own choice), Sony again, and of course our good friend Sony.”
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The hacker group Gnosis brought down the Gawker Media empire over the weekend.
As part of their attack, they revealed sensitive data from hundreds of thousands of Gawker users.
For the security specilialists at Duo, this was a golden opportunity to practice their craft.
“As it’s not very often that we get Read More
Hackers from the infamous “Anonymous” group connected to the 4chan message board are attacking major institutions in retaliation for their treatment of Wikileaks.
Operation Payback has taken down the websites of MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and Joe Lieberman.
These are Distributed Denial of Service, or DDoS attacks. These cripple sites by overloading them with Read More
Among the trove of diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks this weekend was one particularly juicy tech nugget.
The hacker attack which led to Google’s departure from from mainland China was in fact orchestrated by a senior member of the Chinese Politburo, reports The Guardian.
Google has insisted all along that China was behind Read More
Stop into almost any coffee shop in New York and you’ll see dozens of strangers sharing the same unsecured WiFi network.
If you had Firesheep, you could see every time one of these folks signs onto an unsecured site like Facebook or Twitter, than grab their username and password for yourself.