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Hacker group RedHack faces up to 24 years in prison for terrorist crimes

Hacker group RedHack faces up to 24 years in prison for terrorist crimes
Oct 08, 2012
As part of an investigation launched by Başsavcıvekilliği in Ankara on March 20 arrested seven people, including college students. 13 of the indictment prepared by the prosecutor's office in Ankara Was adopted by the High Criminal Court.  Court has accepted an indictment against RedHack, a Turkish hacker group, seeking prison sentences of 8.5 to 24 years for its members as " members of a terrorist group ."  The suspects include three held under arrest  - Duygu Kerimoğlu, Alaattin Karagenç and Uğur Cihan Oktulmuş, under arrest for the past seven months. The suspects stand accused of membership in an armed terrorist organization, illegally obtaining confidential documents and personal information and accessing information systems without permission. Scope of the assessment: " Hierarchical and structured in order to be organized as a terrorist organization, titling, and posting bills realized by events, actions, photographs published on the internet, attacked and seized action

Hackers deface Philippines Department of Environment website

Hackers deface Philippines Department of Environment website
Oct 07, 2012
Hackers incensed by the Philippines' controversial cybercrime law have attacked government sites that deliver emergency information during natural disasters. The website of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) was hacked on Saturday, despite calls from Malacañang for a ceasefire. Home page message, "Sorry Admin, Hacked!" and a symbol of a crescent moon and a star, both found on Flag of Turkey (take a look on the red Text). But the site, www.denr.gov.ph , was restored after a minutes. Last Monday,  Anonymous Hackers defaced 11 government  websites. President Benigno Aquino's spokeswoman Abigail Valte appealed for a stop to the attacks, on the websites and social media accounts of the weather service, the earthquake and tsunami monitoring service and the social welfare agency. Hackers announce their next target on their twitter accounts that they've been eyeing " Senator Vicente C. Sotto III " website's.

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5 Major Japanese universities websites hacked

5 Major Japanese universities websites hacked
Oct 05, 2012
A group of hackers identifying itself as " Ghost Shell " said that he has leaked some 120,000 pieces of information from 100 universities across the globe including Harvard University and the University of Cambridge.  Today reports says that Servers at the University of Tokyo and four other major universities in Japan have apparently been attacked by hackers, and same hacker release IDs and passwords from databases. Officials at the University of Tokyo confirmed that the e-mail addresses, names and telephone numbers of people who appear to be students and professors were leaked. The information was stored on four computer servers at the university. The university has closed the sites from which the information was stolen. Officials at Kyoto and Tohoku universities said they had not confirmed whether personal information had been leaked. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has launched an investigation into the domestic cases following consul

Swedish authorities raid on PRQ prompts new cyber attack from Anonymous

Swedish authorities raid on PRQ prompts new cyber attack from Anonymous
Oct 03, 2012
Computer hackers claiming to be from the Anonymous network took over the official website of Sweden's National Board of Health and Welfare. The attacks come just days after police on Monday raided a Stockholm-based webhosting company, PRQ, and a video was posted on YouTube - allegedly made on behalf of the hacker group Anonymous - warning Swedish authorities of repercussions. Hacktivist network Anonymous has warned that Sweden's Riksbank will suffer a cyber-attack on Wednesday night.  " It's come to our attention that Swedish government raided PRQ servers in order to shut down numerous file sharing and torrent websites ," " This has gone too far. This is unacceptable. Anonymous says this stops right now. You don't fuck with The Internet… Today we hit their wallets hard. "  wrote the Anonymous group on 4chan. The Riksbank is taking the threat seriously: " We recognize this as a public threat against websites and we are always trying to keep the web as safe as possible. We have

Internet freedom : Anonymous Brings Philippines Government Sites Offline

Internet freedom : Anonymous Brings Philippines Government Sites Offline
Oct 03, 2012
Hacker groups that are against the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Law for its effect on the country's freedom of expression defaced 11 more government websites since 11 p.m. Monday A message which said, " Hacked by M4N1L4 PR1D3, PHILIPPINE CYBER ARMY AND -=TheFamilyPride=- ," appeared on the homepage of PNP's Police Community Relations Group (PCRG). "Private X" and "Anonymous Philippines" hacked websites of the Department of Interior and Local Government, the One-Stop Information Shop for Technologies in the Philippines of the Department of Science and Technology, National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), Philippine Nuclear Institute, Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, Tourism website of the City of San Fernando, Optical Media Board, Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team, Department of Health's Smoke Free Philippines, Marina Industry Authority and the Maritime Training Council. The Twitter account of the Department of Social Welfare and Services was

Bharatiya Janata Party website defaced by Anonymous Hackers

Bharatiya Janata Party website defaced by Anonymous Hackers
Sep 19, 2012
Hackers from Indian Anonymous Group hacked Bharatiya Janata Party's website, BJP.org , last night, and defaced it. They post a set of messages with pictures, reflecting the group's condemnation of recent events including the government's approval of 51% FDI in multi-brand retail, diesel price hike, corruption, the cartoon controversy, and the Kudankulam Power Project, among others. Hackers also asked people to stand up and participate in the #OccupyIndiaground protest, which according to the message starts 23rd September 2012 (this Sunday) 3pm at India Gate, Delhi, Freedom Park, Bangalore, Marine Beach, Chennai, Park Street Crossing, Kolkata, MG Road, Pune and Subhash Park, Kochi. Defaced domains are: https://bjp.org https://bjpmp.org.in/ The group also posted a YouTube video with a message from anonymous: Video Saying that the group's been observing the deteriorating condition of free speech in India, and the government's attempts to block social media. Last month, Anonymous

Anonymous member Barrett Brown Arrested by FBI

Anonymous member Barrett Brown Arrested by FBI
Sep 13, 2012
Anonymous hacker Barrett Brown was arrested by the FBI last night, his apartment raided while he was in the middle of a live TinyChat session. For those that may not be familiar with Brown, he came to some notoriety last year for allegedly mounting an operation against the Zeta drug cartel in Mexico after they had kidnapped a member of Anonymous. Brown claimed to hold the names of 75 Zeta collaborators, which he threatened to release to the press unless the Anon member was set free. Brown is the founder of Project PM and has worked closely with the Anonymous hacker collective on several past operations. This is not the first time that Barrett Brown's home has been raided. Six months ago the FBI came knocking on Brown's door and confiscated his laptop, but no charges were filed against him. That incident followed the arrest of then-LulzSec leader Sabu, or rather Hector Xavier Monsegur, who then turned informant in exchange for leniency, although it's also been suggested that Sabu was

Anonymous dump 2.5 GB data from email of priest accused for child abuse

Anonymous dump 2.5 GB data from email of priest accused for child abuse
Sep 13, 2012
In July 2012 Italy police have arrested a Catholic priest over allegations he abused a teen girl. Father Don Giacomo Ruggeri , 43, was immediately suspended from all priestly duties and police had raided his home and seized his computer. Anonymous Hackers today publish 2.5 GB of private mails from the Gmail of a priest recently protagonist of a story related to alleged child abuse on  official blog of Anonymous Italy. " The story of Don Ruggeri is yet another demonstration of how your institution has undermined the principles that should inspire. Fomented hatred and stigma toward anyone who shows a sexual orientation different from what you call "natural", in line with a model of patriarchal society and discriminating. The real unnaturalness is disgusting in your modus operandi. Your greed, your greed is posted ." Hacker upload a series of documents containing more than 2 gigabytes of messages received and sent e-mail account on DepositFiles. In a statement by A

Reliance Net Connect website Defaced by Hackers

Reliance Net Connect website Defaced by Hackers
Sep 13, 2012
Reliance Net Connect , a venture of Reliance Communications , one of the leading CDMA & GSM Service providers in India website was Defaced by Hackers two days back. No reason mentioned by hackers but on deface page, Hackers wrote " Hacked by Dr-FreaK and Napsters Cr3w ". Defaced site link -  https://reliancenetconnect.co.in , but at the time of writing this post, site has been successfully  restored by company. But you can see mirror of hack on Zone-H . In june 2012 due to Internet Censorship in India Reliance Communications blocks various sites, against to which Anonymous Hackers hacked their servers Reliance Communications in such a way that users trying to access Facebook, Twitter, Google, Gmail and Yahoo were greeted messages. Also in July 2012  Reliance Communications was successfully breached by another hacker with just information disclosure bug.

Anonymous Hacker take down GoDaddy with IRC Bots

Anonymous Hacker take down GoDaddy with IRC Bots
Sep 11, 2012
GoDaddy.com, which hosts millions of websites mostly for small businesses, said Monday it was investigating an outage that had knocked some of its customers offline. A hacker using the " Anonymous Own3r " Twitter account claimed credit for the outage, " Hello https://godaddy.com/ now yes! all servers #tangodown by @AnonymousOwn3r ," a tweet said. We talk with  Anonymous Own3r to find out the way he used to take down this giant server. Hacker said," I am using thousand of Hacked server as bots to perform the attack. Sending dos attack commands using IRC  to all of them together. I just upload IRC connect on each server to control my every slave by commands ." On further talk, we came to know that he use  DDOS IRC Bot script , available on Pastebin . Its really easy to use, hack randomly hundreds of Servers online and upload your Script. Now just via IRC you can control your slaves to perform a huge DDOS attack. Email services from the company, and GoDaddy

The 10 Most Infamous Student Hackers of All Time

The 10 Most Infamous Student Hackers of All Time
Sep 10, 2012
Hacking has always been inherently a young person's game. The first usage of the word "hacker" was to describe pranksters meddling with the phones at MIT. Many hackers have cited boredom, a desire for change, or the thrill of going somewhere one is not supposed to go as their motivation for hacking, all of which could apply to scores of common activities on college campuses. While today's hacking scene is dominated by large hacking groups like Anonymous and Masters of Deception, many of the greatest hacks ever have been pulled off by college, high school, and even middle school kids who rose to infamy armed only with a computer and the willingness to cross the bounds of legality. 1.) Sven Jaschan: In the words of one tech expert , "His name will always be associated with some of the biggest viruses in the history of the Internet." The viruses: the Sasser and NetSky worms that infected millions of computers and have caused millions of dollars of damage since their release in 2004. The

BASTARDS!!

BASTARDS!!
Sep 08, 2012
Last month, those assholes in the California State Assembly passed a resolution urging state educational institutions to more aggressively crack down on criticism of the State of Israel on campuses, which the resolution defines as "anti-Semitism." The anti-democratic resolution is the latest step in the broader campaign to stifle and suppress dissent on California's increasingly volatile campuses. Get this, it passed without public discussion. The vote on the resolution came when most students were between semesters and away from their campuses. The resolution uses the classic trick employed by defenders of Israel's Zionist regime: lumping together any criticism of the Israeli state's policies or of the US government's support for them with racist attacks on Jews. The bulk of the resolution is dedicated to defining criticism of the state of Israel as "anti-Semitism."  It lists the following as examples of "anti-Semitism": • "language or behavior [that] demonizes and delegitimizes Is

#Antisec Hackers hack FBI laptop and leak 12 Million Apple Device Records

#Antisec Hackers hack FBI laptop and leak 12 Million Apple Device Records
Sep 04, 2012
The hacker group AntiSec released a file of a million and one UDIDs unique device identifiers which it claims to have hacked it off an FBI computer via a Java vulnerability. UDIDs are unique IDs for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. They said they obtained the file in March by hacking into the laptop of a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent in the bureau's New York field office. In an unusually lengthy note on Pastebin , a member of AntiSec said the group had culled some personal data such as full names and cell numbers from the published data. Instead, the group said it published enough information such as device type, device ID and Apple Push Notification Service tokens to let users determine whether their devices are on the list. The hackers issued a statement saying: ' During the second week of March 2012, a Dell Vostro notebook, used by Supervisor Special Agent Christopher K. Stangl from FBI Regional Cyber Action Team and New York FBI Office Evidence Response Team was

Team GhostShell leak One Million Records

Team GhostShell leak One Million Records
Aug 27, 2012
TeamGhostShell  a team linked with the Activist group Anonymous, is claiming that they have hacked some major U.S. institutions including major banking institutions, accounts of politicians and has posted those details online. The dumps comprising of millions of accounts has been let loose on the web by the hacking collective. The motivation behind the hack, the group claims, is to protest against banks, politicians and the hackers who have been captured by law enforcement agencies. The group justifies its operation, Project HellFire, as a " final form of protest this summer against the banks, politicians and for all the fallen hackers this year ". Hacker also announced the public data of this phase is only the beginning, the group will continue to coordinate with organizations hacker raging world's most powerful Anonymous for two more planned later this year. According to initial information, the data may have been stolen from the organizations like CIS Services (not related t

AVX Corporation Hacked by Anonymous #OpColtan

AVX Corporation Hacked by Anonymous #OpColtan
Aug 27, 2012
Anonymous Operation #OpColtan have announced another attack in the name of this operation and this time its on a Manufacturer and Supplierof Electronic Components AVX Corporation (www.avx.com). AVX It's a big firm wich produce ceramic and tantalum capacitors, connectors, thick and thin film capacitors, resistors and integrated passive components.  UN accused AVX, and many other firms to be interested in illegal coltan extraction and war in DRC. According to Hackers " Usually Coltan was stealed by war groups from Congo mines and carried out to the firms.Million of people lost their lives in Congo war, nature was destroied in order to dig coltan and a lots of gorillas were killed.Unfortunatelly UN decided to abandon the case and never punish the responsibles of the war an nature devastation ." " AVX and other involved firms published an ethical code in 2010; they claim that they don't get tantalium from war areas.NOW a new civil war is growing up in Congo and is

Hackers Deface website of former British cabinet minister

Hackers Deface website of former British cabinet minister
Aug 26, 2012
Hackers claiming allegiance to the Anonymous movement of cyber-rebels have defaced the website of a former British cabinet minister in solidarity with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. " If the reason ... is revenge for Assange's treatment, it's weird to attack me," Hain said in comments carried by the BBC. "They have not done their research because I have supported Assange and opposed his extradition. " Hain's website was defaced Saturday by a group calling itself Anonymous UK, whose logo consisted of a dark, headless suit against a Union Jack. The group made a variety of allegations against the 62-year-old Labour Party politician, before adding: " The UK's persecution of Julian Assange will NOT be forgotten ." Assange's fight to avoid extradition took a dramatic turn in June, when Assange fled to the Ecuadorean Embassy seeking refuge. The ensuing standoff sparked a diplomatic crisis between Britain and Ecuador and could potentially drag on for months

I know how to get Julian Assange out of the Embassy

I know how to get Julian Assange out of the Embassy
Aug 24, 2012
Let's forget the political mumbo jumbo and posturing going on between countries about the release of Julian Assange. It is time to approach this in a "Sho-Gun" switch-a-roo style and get this over with. If not, we are going to be reading endless editorials and opinions about who is doing what, and what is doing who. Ugggh. With the help of the Ecuadorian Administration and some well planned orchestration with the group Anonymous, we can do this. Let's let the Guy Fawkes mask slide us into victory with my new handy dandy plan that is sure to get the by now, haggard and worried Assange, into Ecuadorian freedom and fame. It is simple really. We need a call to arms, a ready army of Anons that can be recruited at a moments notice to storm the embassy. Just stop for a minute and picture it. Hundreds, no thousands, of masked Anons, wearing black, storming the embassy at night and throwing a wig on Assange and, of course, a mask (I am sure he has one) and moving him out into the crowd

For the LULZ of it, I apologize to Lulzsec

For the LULZ of it, I apologize to Lulzsec
Aug 24, 2012
Note : This Article Cross posted from our Magazine's 13th Issue - August 2012 called "BOTNET | The Hacker News Magazine", Written by Ann Smith (Executive Editor, The Hacker News Magazine). You can Download full magazine free here . Shame on me.  When someone mentioned Lulzsec I would slightly bristle and turn a mighty heel towards the "real" movement.  You know, the Anons that are taking down corruption and terror, targeting the real enemies of the world.  If you were doing it for the LULZ of it, well, you were playing in the proverbial sand box and I thought you were hindering, instead of helping.  I even wrote an editorial spanking them for releasing the emails of servicemen who had signed up for a porn site.   Then, I read the book, WE ARE ANONYMOUS by Parmy Olson. Every person who considers themselves Anonymous or who  sympathizes and rallies for the cause, must read this book.  You will not only get a good education from this history of the movement but also get t

Anonymous Hackers target website of Russian court that sentenced Pussy Riot

Anonymous Hackers target website of Russian court that sentenced Pussy Riot
Aug 21, 2012
The website of  the Moscow district court that sentenced three members of the band Pussy Riot to jail has been attacked by hackers posting anti-Putin messages. As well as the anti-Putin slogan Anonymous Russia posted an appeal for the band's release as well as a video clip of one of the band's songs.The slogan read: " Putin's thieving gang is plundering our country, wake up comrades! " In a message posted on the website, the hackers said the in Russian that :  We are American group Anonymous. We don't forget and we don't forgive. Justice system has to be transparent. Pussy [Riot's members] are alive. Another caption called for the release of the band's jailed members - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, Marina Alyokhina, 24, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 30. Jude Marina Syrova said that the women had grossly violated public order and " deeply insulted the faith of the believers with their disrespectful criminal act " when they took over a church pulpit in Moscow's Christ the Savior cathed

Anonymous hackers target Australian Intelligence and ASIO websites

Anonymous hackers target Australian Intelligence and ASIO websites
Aug 10, 2012
Hacking group Anonymous claimed to have shut down a computer server belonging to Australia's domestic spy agency ASIO, reportedly briefly closing down access to its public web page. The Australian Security Intelligence Organization acknowledged some disruption to its website. The ASIO website was down for about 30 minutes after the attack and is now operating slowly or not at all. It appears the attack may be ongoing, but ASIO's technical staff are recovering the situation. Anonymous has been claiming on its Twitter feed over the past few days that it was able to bring down several sites, including ASIO's. It wrote: " asio.gov.au has been down for some time now, And will be for the rest of the day! " It appeared linked to a controversial government plan to store the web history of all Australians for up to two years which was shelved Thursday until after the 2013 elections. The group Anonymous, which is believed to be a loosely affiliated network of "hacktivists",
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