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Journalist Matthew Keys gets 2-Year Prison term for helping Anonymous Hackers

Journalist Matthew Keys gets 2-Year Prison term for helping Anonymous Hackers

April 14, 2016Mohit Kumar
Former Reuters journalist Matthew Keys , who was convicted last year of helping the Anonymous group of hackers, has been sentenced to 24 months in prison for computer hacking charges. Keys was found guilty last year in October of giving Anonymous login credentials that allowed the group to deface the Los Angeles Times, a Tribune Media-owned newspaper, back in 2013. After leaving the job at Tribune Company-owned Sacramento KTXL Fox 40 in 2010, Keys posted login credentials for the company's content management system (CMS) on a chatroom where hacking collective Anonymous planned out their operations. The hacking collective then logged into the CMS and defaced an LA Times article that remained defaced for about 40 minutes before a journalist noticed and changed it back – though Keys still denies all allegations. Keys faced a possible sentence of up to 25 years for three counts of hacking charges under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Although the US Attorne
France will not Ban Public Wi-Fi Or Tor Network, Prime Minister Valls Confirms

France will not Ban Public Wi-Fi Or Tor Network, Prime Minister Valls Confirms

December 10, 2015Mohit Kumar
Despite the French Ministry of Interior's demands, France will not ban the TOR anonymity network or Free public Wi-Fi as a way to help the law enforcement fight terrorism. French Prime Minister Manual Valls has gone on record saying that a ban on Free public Wi-Fi is " not a course of action envisaged ," and he is not in favor of banning the TOR anonymity network, either. Following the deadly terror attacks on Paris last month, an internal document obtained by Le Monde indicated that French government wanted to block communications of TOR as well as ban the use of Free Public Wi-Fi during states of emergency in an effort to fight terrorism more efficiently. However, according to France PM, banning Encrypted Communications could affect the country's economy and security. Must Read:  FBI Director Asks Tech Companies to At least Don't Offer End-to-End Encryption TOR and Free Wi-Fi Safe in France, PM Says  " A ban of [free public] W
Anonymous Hackers dumps 600k Emails from most popular Israeli web portal

Anonymous Hackers dumps 600k Emails from most popular Israeli web portal

February 18, 2013Mohit Kumar
As part of  Operation Israel ( #OpIsrael )  Anonymous Hackers once again strike on Israeli infrastructure by dumping the 600,000 emails and passwords from one of the most popular Israeli web portal ' Walla ', which is know for providing news, search and e-mail system, among other things. Anonymous Activist knows ' AnonSabre ' dumped email addresses, password MD5 hashes and salts across 95 Pastebin posts containing this sensitive information have been published over the course of 24 hours. Walla also confirmed that the list was posted online, but they said that the information leaked by Hacker is Useless because the password posted by hacker is in Encrypted form.  I think, they are not aware about fastest MD5 cracker ' oclhashcat ' or other cloud based cracking services, anyway they also said," However, we are working on 'hermetically' sealing off user details in Walla! accounts, ". The #OpIsrael campaign was announced last December, a
Anonymous hit Egyptian Government Websites as #OpEgypt

Anonymous hit Egyptian Government Websites as #OpEgypt

December 10, 2012Mohit Kumar
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 .
Anonymous Takes Down NISD Over Student Tracking

Anonymous Takes Down NISD Over Student Tracking

November 27, 2012Mohit Kumar
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
Anonymous leaks personal information of 5000 Israeli officials

Anonymous leaks personal information of 5000 Israeli officials

November 19, 2012Mohit Kumar
Internet hacktivist group Anonymous has declared cyberwar on Israel, posting personal data of five thousand Israeli officials online. " It has come to our attention that the Israeli government has ignored repeated warnings about the abuse of human rights, shutting down the internet in Israel and mistreating its own citizens and those of its neighboring countries ," the hackers wrote in a statement. The document contains names, email addresses and ID numbers apparently belonging to Israeli officials. The group also said " Israeli Gov. this is/will turn into a cyberwar. " Earlier, the group hacked over 700 hundred Israeli websites, including the Bank of Jerusalem, the Israeli Defence Ministry, the IDF blog, the President's official website and many others. The Israel's finance minister has acknowledged the recent wave of attacks, saying the government is now waging a war on a "second front."
Guy Fawkes Day start with Hack of  28,000 Paypal Accounts

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

November 05, 2012Mohit Kumar
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 Hackers leaks 1.35GB Italian State Police Data

Anonymous Hackers leaks 1.35GB Italian State Police Data

October 25, 2012Mohit Kumar
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 Hackers attack Masonic Child Identification Program website

Anonymous Hackers attack Masonic Child Identification Program website

October 09, 2012Anonymous
A group of computer hackers  Anonymous  goes by the name  xPsych0path  has accuse Masonichip for unwillingness to accept the forced chipping of children they are working toward mitigating it by disrupting the chipping operation. They have built their own operation, in opposition to this issue. In  #OpMasonChip  is designed to express publicly their anger. He had the following to say about this operation; " We are fighting against putting RFID chips inside children by masons they have plan to put chips in all of us and those who don't want it won't be able to buy and sell. So I down all those site's for them " on   pastebin . " But In actual there is no "chip" in Masonichip as it stands for Masonic Child Identification Program and includes Abduction Awareness and "Safe Kids" Education benefits to all children and parents attend events and participate ." Masonichip explained on   their site . They DDOSing following sites related to
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