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Croatian Banks hacked by Anonymous

Croatian Banks hacked by Anonymous

Dec 20, 2012
Anonymous Croatia hacking crew yesterday deface two Croatian Banks websites and add Anonymous Logo on home pages. The hackers left a message saying: " We are Anonymous. We don't forgive. We don't forget. You were stealing enough from people. Soon the other banks will fall ". Karlovacka Banka (kaba.hr) and samoborska banka (sabank.hr) websites were hacked last morning. Defaced page had a background music with lyrics " No, No more sorrow I've paid for your mistakes Your time is borrowed Your time has come to be replaced " In Talk with ' The Hacker News ' member, hacker give statement ," You have been stealing for too long. Soon more banks will fail. " "This operation will go under  #OpBanks and we are going to hack more banks" hacker said.
BSNL telecom server hacked by Anonymous Group against Section 66A of IT Act

BSNL telecom server hacked by Anonymous Group against Section 66A of IT Act

Dec 13, 2012
The Homepage of BSNL ( Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited ) https://www.bsnl.co.in/ was hacked today morning by hacking group Anonymous.  BSNL is an Indian state-owned telecommunications company, the largest provider of fixed telephony and fourth largest mobile telephony provider in India, and is also a provider of broadband services. The website's homepage was hacked saying, "  Hacked by Anonymous India,  support Aseem trivedi (cartoonist) and alok dixit on the hunger strike,  remove IT Act 66a,  databases of all 250 bsnl site has been deleted .............Do not think of BACKUP "  with a images of Mr. Aseem while he was arrested by Police. Hack was performed by Anonymous India hacking group and claiming to hack whole server, with 250 Databases. Hacker wrote on deface page, that they deleted all the databases and dump credentials of BSNL database servers in a pastebin File . Analyzing the dump of database After analyzing the dump of database login informat
10,000 Victims a Day: Infostealer Garden of Low-Hanging Fruit

10,000 Victims a Day: Infostealer Garden of Low-Hanging Fruit

Jul 15, 2024Cyber Crime / Data Protection
Imagine you could gain access to any Fortune 100 company for $10 or less, or even for free. Terrifying thought, isn't it? Or exciting, depending on which side of the cybersecurity barricade you are on. Well, that's basically the state of things today. Welcome to the infostealer garden of low-hanging fruit. Over the last few years, the problem has grown bigger and bigger, and only now are we slowly learning its full destructive potential. In this article, we will describe how the entire cybercriminal ecosystem operates, the ways various threat actors exploit data originating from it, and most importantly, what you can do about it. Let's start with what infostealer malware actually is. As the name suggests, it's malware that... steals data. Depending on the specific type, the information it extracts might differ slightly, but most will try to extract the following: Cryptocurrency wallets Bank account information and saved credit card details Saved passwords from various apps Bro
Anonymous hit Egyptian Government Websites as #OpEgypt

Anonymous hit Egyptian Government Websites as #OpEgypt

Dec 10, 2012
Anonymous hackers once again hit Egyptian Government Websites and taken down. Hackers react under operation named #OpEgypt and hit 30 websites with DDos attack. Hacktivist using the handle @AnonymousGrupo claimed the responsibility of attack. Attacked websites include, The Egyptian Presidency website, The Egyptian Cabinet, Trade Agreements Sector (TAS), Maritime Transport site, Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, parliament website, Income Tax and many more. At the time of writing, many sites has been restored, but a few like https://www.presidency.gov.eg/ is still under maintenance. The Reason of Hack is mentioned in the banner shown above, was posted their facebook page. Readers can find list of sites under attack at Pastebin Note here .
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500 Websites defaced by Anonymous Supporters

500 Websites defaced by Anonymous Supporters

Dec 08, 2012
Hacker Supporting Anonymous Group, with his nickname - " PV~E.rr0r " hack 516 websites.  Deface page shows a very cool animated Anonymous logo with text " We unite as one but no one can divide us. Expect us! " Because hacker intention was not to harm the website, so he has not change or delete any file, rather he just just upload his deface page on each site at "/Err0r.html" . In a message, Hacker told The Hacker News that purpose of hacking website is just to show their admins that they are vulnerable and need more security. Hacker also mention on deface page " Hello admin, I am here to warn you about your secrutiy, It kinda sucks 70% Security 30% Dumbness. We hacked this site to put a warning before the Blackhat hackers come. Please cooperate! " Rest at end page reads " We are Anonymous, We are legion, We do not forgive, We do not forget, United as one, Divided by zero, Expect us. #Knowledge is power. Don't learn to ha
 #OpSyria : Teamr00t Hack Syrian Government Sites

#OpSyria : Teamr00t Hack Syrian Government Sites

Dec 02, 2012
The Syrian government is almost certainly responsible for a blackout Thursday that shut down virtually all Internet service in the country. However, The Syrian government blamed the outage in internet service and mobile coverage in some areas on the armed groups' sabotage acts against cellular broadcast centers. Hacker with name Teamr00t has hacked and defaced Syrian government and showed their support for the people of Syria against President Bashaar Al-Assad's latest actions in shutting down the internet. Deface message President Bashaar Al-Assad You have taken a step too far in shutting down the internet so the outside world cannot see the horrific crimes you are committing upon your own people and this will not be tolerated by the world watching! The Syrian people have the right to freedom of speech, the right to live a normal happy life and the right to have access to the internet to connect with the rest of the world. By shutting down the internet you have denied your
Syria suffers nationwide communications outage

Syria suffers nationwide communications outage

Nov 30, 2012
The Syrian situation is getting worse day by day, the regime is attacking dissident mercilessly meanwhile the world wide community is standing by and watch helplessly stopped by prohibition of military intervention imposed by Russia and China, historical allies of Damascus. Syria regime is fierce against the rebels in the streets as in cyber space, we have already discussed of the persecution of opposition made using spyware to catch the rebels. Syrian regime is also convinced that leaks from the country on the massacres by the regime might aggravate the position of the government and then several times in the last year the government has stopped internet access in the country thanks to a kill switch. In this hours it has been registered an unprecedented national internet blackout while the battle with rebels raging in the country and in the capital. This time the blackout as totally isolated the country blocking also land lines and cellphone networks. On the incident is started a m
Lulzsec hacker Jeffrey could face Life Imprisonment

Lulzsec hacker Jeffrey could face Life Imprisonment

Nov 28, 2012
Lulzsec Hacker , Jeffrey Hammond faces a potential prison sentence of more than 30 years if found guilty of all charges filed against him. U.S. District Court chief judge Loretta Preska, who presided over a bail hearing for Hammond want last week. Hammond was also charged with using some of the stolen credit card data to help make $700,000 in unauthorized charges, and accused of participating in a hack of the Arizona Department of Public Safety website. " In early May 2012, a federal grand jury handed down a superseding indictment in the case against alleged LulzSec and Anonymous leaders, accusing Hammond of masterminding the LulzSec and Anonymous attacks against the website of Stratfor (a.k.a. Strategic Forecasting), beginning in December 2011. " Informationweek said . " At last week's hearing in a Southern District of New York federal courtroom, Hammond's defense attorney, Elizabeth Fink, suggested that the FBI may have used entrapment to catch her client,
RedHack hacker group on trial in Turkey

RedHack hacker group on trial in Turkey

Nov 27, 2012
A group of Internet hackers appeared in an Ankara court on Monday on charges of terrorism, the first time alleged cyber criminals have been put on trial in Turkey. Those arrested in suspicion of the attacks are mostly students who deny having the technical skills required to carry out such a hack. RedHack has denied the allegations, saying 10 people currently being tried have no ties with the group and that the allegations of terrorism are simply part of the government's policy against all of its opponents in the country. The defendants, who deny the charges, risk prison sentences ranging from eight to 24 years if convicted. Redhack claims to be affiliated with the international hackers' group Anonymous group, and has carried out several online attacks against state and private domains since 1997. Shortly after the arrests, RedHack declared that the individuals taken into custody had no association with the group. After releasing the statement, the collective brought down seve
Anonymous Takes Down NISD Over Student Tracking

Anonymous Takes Down NISD Over Student Tracking

Nov 27, 2012
Hacker group Anonymous claims he took down North-side Independent School District's website (www.NISD.net) on Saturday to protest the district's use of tracking badges. On Sunday, Nov. 25, the same hacktivist released a statement via Pastebin giving the school district "1-3 days" to meet with parents and explain the student tracking program in detail. If the district fails to comply with the request, hacktivist promise to "simply shut down" the school district website once again. The hacker group also sent a Twitter message to the NISD account on Thursday, teasingly notifying them that their site was down. " They're tracking students! They have rights too. I want a statement about this, nobody agrees with that, even the parents! " Anonymous said. NISD said it wanted to expand the Student Locator Project to 112 Texas schools and around 100,000 students to curb truancy, apparently a major problem at the school district in question. It was reported that by improv
Kuwaiti Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Defaced by Anonymous Hacker

Kuwaiti Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Defaced by Anonymous Hacker

Nov 09, 2012
Anonymous hacker deface Kuwaiti Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs ( https://islam.gov.kw/)  Deface page have Anonymous Mask as shown in screenshot with an Arabic language message . Translated message " Letter to the Kuwaiti people full and without any exception ! Jordan and Palestine red line and pocket Asarthm Bandas ! God bless you, O Saddam and what God has failed them !! Gary trampling upon you and one-and-one, O and Ladd dog !! Strong Protection, is Our Target " At the time of writing, site is defaced, This Anonymous groups seems to to be note related to whole anonymous groups and Operations. Will will update you soon with more updates.
Skype Illegally handed over data of alleged Anonymous Paypal Hacker

Skype Illegally handed over data of alleged Anonymous Paypal Hacker

Nov 06, 2012
Dutch media report   Skype has Illegally (without court order) distributed a 16 years old user's personal information including user name, real name, email addresses and the home address used for payment to a private company consistently a police investigation into Anonymous-sanctioned cyber attacks on PayPal.  In 2011 most of the online payment solution companies blocked donations to WikiLeaks, in relation to this Anonymous Hacker DDOS paypal and Mastercard. During investigation of attack an IT firm reach skype for the information of their use and Skype  handed over the personal information of a 16-year-old  Illegally to them. Dutch media report that Police operating the case as 'Operation Talang' which is actually focussed on two persons. Joep Gommers, senior director of global research at the Dutch IT security firm iSIGHT Partners, was hired by PayPal to investigate the attacks. They are Alleged to have played a role in attacks on websites belonging to Mastercard, VISA
Guy Fawkes Day start with Hack of 28,000 Paypal Accounts

Guy Fawkes Day start with Hack of 28,000 Paypal Accounts

Nov 05, 2012
5th November 2012 was the most exciting day in Cyberspace, yesterday we have report about few major hacks and leaks including Hacking of ImageShack Server , thousands of researchers database leak from Symantec portal, then  NBC Sports Rotoworld forums and NBC Mobile site was defaced by pyknic hacker and a claim that user names and passwords for the site had been compromised, Anonymous leaks the VMware ESX Server Kernel source code online , numerous Australian sites, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The Guy Fawkes Day start with the hack of  28,000 Paypal Accounts. AnonymousPress tweeted , " Paypal hacked by Anonymous as part of our November 5th protest privatepaste.com/e8d3b2b2b1 #5Nov " (File Removed now) Private Paste documents contained 27,935 entries from Paypal database table " mc_customers " including emails, names, passwords (encrypted) and corresponding telephone numbers. However according to PayPal's head of PR, they claim to be i
Anonymous leaks VMware ESX Server Kernel source code

Anonymous leaks VMware ESX Server Kernel source code

Nov 04, 2012
Anonymous group member "Stun" announce the leak of VMware ESX Server Kernel source code via twitter today. The tweet reads,  " WILD LEAKY LEAK. FULL VMware ESX Server Kernel LEAKED LINK #Anonymous #AntiSec ". VMware ESX is an enterprise-level computer virtualization product offered by VMware. The reason behind this wild leak by anonymous is that, Vmware continue producing on same level again and again which is not a good practice for better Security. " Bullshitting people and selling crap. But it's time for Anonymous finally to deliver. Ofc VMware will try to make like this Kernel is old and isn't used in its recent products. But thanks god, there is still such as thing as reverse engineering that will prove it's true destiny. " Hacker said. A 1.89 MB uploaded on torrent and titled "VMware ESX Server Kernel LEAKED". I have download the archive and file inside archive as shown above. Dump seems to be produced by revers
Anonymous Threatens to Shutdown Facebook - Dude, do you have any Idea ?

Anonymous Threatens to Shutdown Facebook - Dude, do you have any Idea ?

Nov 02, 2012
Do you believe that it is possible to shut down Facebook with a cyber attack on 5th November 2012, which is not even organised in a proper way ? Few activists on internet threatened to shut down Zynga and Facebook, after the gaming giant announced it was laying off five per cent of its work force. Most obvious like other big fake claims, this claim is also not from the activist working as Anonymous Genuinely. Generally I am strong supporter of Anonymous or Wikileaks but the Idea behind Anonymous have lots of Pro and Con. I ask some Anonymous (who are actually managing major operations) to comment about the attack scheduled on 5th November by some unknown anonymous group, and their reply was simply -- " FAKE " . Facebook , Twitter and other social media sites and News organisations are giving you platform for spreading information, they are your voice with an amplifier. Do you think you can use your MIC after unplugging is ? If yes, then think again... Me
'The Hacker News' Celebrating 2nd Birthday

'The Hacker News' Celebrating 2nd Birthday

Oct 28, 2012
One of the most awaited occasions in a year is your birthday, same way we are today celebrating ' The Hacker News ' 2nd Birthday week from on 28th October-3rd November 2012. Originally founded on 1st November 2010 by Mohit Kumar , ' The Hacker News ' was the very First dedicated Hacking and Security News website available on Internet, Now been internationally recognized as a leading news source dedicated to promoting awareness for security experts and hackers. We are happy to announce that this project is now Supported and endorsed by thousands of Security Experts, administrators and members of various underground hacking groups and communities worldwide.  With the need for information security solutions becoming more critical, In these two years we served updates to over 30 Million Readers through various projects including Daily happenings of Hacking & Security community via The Hacker News , A most comprehensive and informative collection of security, hacking, a
Anonymous Hackers leaks 1.35GB Italian State Police Data

Anonymous Hackers leaks 1.35GB Italian State Police Data

Oct 25, 2012
Italian Anonymous hackers has released 1.35 Gigabyte data from the Italian State Police (Polizia di Stato). The Hack was announced on Monday via The Official Blog of Italy Anonymous . Data uploaded on torrent and available for download . The group has started a campaign named #AntiSecITA. " Anonymous group in Italy appears less active respect other countries, and this has misled those who have been victims of their attacks. Too much Italian security professionals consider the group as a disorganized collective unable to cause serious problems to the political reality of the country ."  Security Affairs  mention. Hacker upload some sample folder which contains assorted material from the archives, like details about wiretaps from Telecom Italia and confidential technical information about interception devices. Information taken from state police servers and portals include police reports, mobile phone numbers, personal email, information on salaries, and soft-porn pictures, 
Anonymous deface UK Police forum and Dating Portal

Anonymous deface UK Police forum and Dating Portal

Oct 24, 2012
Yesterday Anonymous deface the UK Police Online web forum (https://www.ukpoliceonline.co.uk) and stole the private emails addresses of various members. The Metropolitan Police's e-Crime unit is investigating the hack and said that no computer system run by the police force had been hacked. The Hack was originally announced by an Anonymous Twitter account - Operation Jubilee (OpJubilee) , they post a mirror url of defaced page. This hack was one of the part of OpJubilee. ANONYMOUS OPERATION JUBILEE :  Under this there will be Rally of Millions people To Parliament, London on 5th of November 2012. As planned this will be a peaceful gathering at the Parliament Building in London to declare the true jubilee. Hackers send out emails to the former officers whose details were obtained during hack, with a subject line: " A message to the police and armed forces ". Message body: " Hello members of our UK police and armed forces" and called for recipients to "st
World Health Organization website hacked by NullCrew

World Health Organization website hacked by NullCrew

Oct 21, 2012
A well known hacking group " Nullcrew " once again most active hacking group right now. Dumping database from number of websites daily. Their latest target was World Health Organization (WHO) website. Well, World Health Organization website (who.int) need treatment now, because their admin panel credentials are leaked on internet by hacking crew. Hacker also disclose the Vulnerable link and Vulnerability type was Sql injection. SQL Injection is one of the many web attack mechanisms used by hackers to steal data from organizations. It is perhaps one of the most common application layer attack techniques used today. It is the type of attack that takes advantage of improper coding of your web applications that allows hacker to inject SQL commands into say a login form to allow them to gain access to the data held within your database. Web application security is much more challenging than infrastructure. The top Web application vulnerabilities occur and re-o
Anonymous Hacker claims to have 20,000 debit card details from HSBC Cyberattack

Anonymous Hacker claims to have 20,000 debit card details from HSBC Cyberattack

Oct 21, 2012
One of Anonymous hacker groups " FawkesSecurity " who claim responsibility for a DDOS cyber attack on HSBC Bank says that they also manage to get 20,000 debit card details. When HSBC said , " This denial-of-service attack did not affect any customer data , but did prevent customers using HSBC online services, including Internet banking.", Anonymous tweeted on Friday. " We also managed to log 20,000 debit card details ." On asking, is there any proof of this claim , they replied ,"  We're debating whether to release them or not, HSBC knows debit details were intercepted, They probz won't admit it tho, ". On the other hand, A group that calls itself Izz ad-Din Al Qassam  , which has claimed responsibility for recent cyberattacks on at least nine other banks, also took responsibility for the assault on HSBC. Who ever the real hitman behind this, but according to hacker's warnings - RBS, Lloyds TSB and Barclays Banks are next targets.
HSBC hit by Anonymous denial-of-service attack

HSBC hit by Anonymous denial-of-service attack

Oct 19, 2012
The multinational bank HSBC has blamed a denial of service attack for the downtime of many of its websites worldwide on Thursday night and the Anonymous group has been quick to take credit. " Banks are the sole cause of our current worldwide economic problems. They deserve to get hit. RBS, Lloyds TSB and Barclays are next, " FawkesSecurity said . " This denial-of-service attack did not affect any customer data, but did prevent customers using HSBC online services, including Internet banking. We are taking appropriate action, working hard to restore service. We are pleased to say that some sites are now back up and running. We are cooperating with the relevant authorities and will cooperate with other organizations that have been similarly affected by such criminal acts. " HSBC said. The timing of the group's Twitter postings lends credence to its claims, but Twitter users claiming to be Anonymous members have falsely claimed responsibility for at
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