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Anonymous Hacktivist 'Barrett Brown' Released From Prison

Anonymous Hacktivist 'Barrett Brown' Released From Prison

November 30, 2016Wang Wei
Barrett Brown , a journalist, formerly served as an unofficial spokesman for the hacktivist collective Anonymous, finally walked free from prison on Tuesday morning after serving more than four years behind bars. The Dallas-born investigative journalist was arrested in 2012 from his home while he was in the middle of an online chat after posting tweets and YouTube video threatening revenge against an FBI agent. Brown, 35, initially attracted the law enforcement attention in 2011 when he shared a hyperlink to an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) channel where Anonymous members were distributing stolen information from the hack at security think tank Strategic Forecasting or Stratfor. The hack allegedly exposed 200 gigabytes of data, which included email addresses and credit card information from Stratfor clients, including the US Army, US Air Force, and Miami Police Department. Originally facing sentence to more than 100 years in prison, Brown was convicted in January 2015 under
Chinese Hackers Steal Info from top secret U.S military data

Chinese Hackers Steal Info from top secret U.S military data

May 02, 2013Mohit Kumar
QinetiQ , a UK-based defense contractor  suffers humiliation as intelligence officials confirmed that China was able to steal the U.S. classified documents and pertinent technological information all this because of QinetiQ's faulty decision-making. QinetiQ North America (QQ) a world leading defense technology and security company providing satellites, drones and software services to the U.S. Special Forces deployed in Afghanistan and Middle East. The hacking was so extensive that external consultants ended up more or less working permanently inside the firm to root out malicious software and compromises on an ongoing basis. In one of the attacks, that took place in 2009, the hackers raided at least 151 machines of the firm's Technology Solutions Group (TSG) over a 251-day period, stealing 20 gigabytes of data before being blocked.  As the White House moves to confront China over its theft of U.S. technology through hacking, policy makers are faced with the questi
LulzSec Leader Sabu Gets 6-Month Sentencing Delay for helping Feds

LulzSec Leader Sabu Gets 6-Month Sentencing Delay for helping Feds

August 23, 2012Mohit Kumar
Today was the day that Hector Xavier Monsegur, a.k.a. Sabu, Xavier DeLeon, and Leon, was supposed to be sentenced for the 12 counts of computer hacking conspiracies and other crimes he pleaded guilty to, including the infamous hacks of HBGary Federal, HBGary, Sony, Fox, and PBS, but he has had his sentencing delayed, perhaps as a reward for assisting the US police with their enquiries and investigations. Monsegur allegedly rooted out the vulnerabilities used in the hacks conducted by LulzSec, which went on a high-profile tear in 2011 that exposed emails, documents, and other information of its victim organizations. Sabu is the hacker nom de plume of 28-year-old New Yorker Hector Monsegur, an unemployed father of two who allegedly commanded a loosely organized, international team of perhaps thousands of hackers from his nerve center in a public housing project on New York's Lower East Side. According to the FBI, he could face a maximum sentence of 124 years and six months for 12 offe
HBGary Federal One Year Later !

HBGary Federal One Year Later !

February 01, 2012Mohit Kumar
HBGary Federal One Year Later ! Doug Vitale sharing and interesting read with our Readers from his Blog  About HBGary Federal. In February 2011, the loosely knit collective of hacktivists known as Anonymous successfully compromised the corporate network of HBGary Federal (HBG Fed), a company that provided information security services to the federal government of the United States. This attack brought down the HBGary Federal website, compromised the Twitter and LinkedIn accounts of HBGary Federal CEO Aaron Barr, and resulted in the public release of thousands of internal documents and emails. Aaron Barr believed he had penetrated Anonymous. The loose hacker collective had been responsible for everything from anti-Scientology protests to pro-Wikileaks attacks on MasterCard and Visa, and the FBI was now after them. But matching their online identities to real-world names and locations proved daunting. Barr found a way to crack the code.In a private e-mail to a colleague at his secu
The Hacker News Hacking Awards : Best of Year 2011

The Hacker News Hacking Awards : Best of Year 2011

December 31, 2011Mohit Kumar
The Hacker News Hacking Awards : Best of Year 2011 2011 has been labeled the " Year of the Hack " or " Epic #Fail 2011 ". Hacking has become much easier over the years, which is why 2011 had a lot of hacking for good and for bad. Hackers are coming up with tools as well as finding new methods for hacking faster then companies can increase their security.  Every year there are always forward advancements in the tools and programs that can be used by the hackers. At the end of year 2011 we decided to give " The Hacker News Awards 2011 ". The Hacker News Awards will be an annual awards ceremony celebrating the achievements and failures of security researchers and the Hacking community. The THN Award is judged by a panel of respected security researchers and Editors at The Hacker News. Year 2011 came to an end following Operation Payback and Antisec, which targeted companies refusing to accept payments to WikiLeak's, such as, Visa and Amazon. Those attacks were carrie
There’s something “Human” to  Social Engineering !

There's something "Human" to Social Engineering !

October 19, 2011Mohit Kumar
There's something " Human " to  Social Engineering ! At the psychological skill of Social Engineering Social engineering is the human side of breaking into corporate or personal pc's to gain information. Even companies that have an authentication process, firewalls, vpn's and network monitoring software are subject to the skill of a good social engineer. In hacking we rely on our technical skill and in social engineering it is a game of getting your subject to tell you what you want to get into their system. Social engineering has been employed since the beginning of mankind, the art of trickery or deception for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or in modern times, computer system access. In most cases today the social engineer never comes face to face with their target. In social engineering we exploit the attributes of the human decision making process known as " cognitive biases ." That was the question asked by the Team of Social-engineer.org Gurus. Which tactic
Anonymous ,LulzSec & Stuxnet nominated for Pwnie Awards 2011 for Epic 0wnage

Anonymous ,LulzSec & Stuxnet nominated for Pwnie Awards 2011 for Epic 0wnage

July 25, 2011Mohit Kumar
Anonymous , LulzSec & Stuxnet nominated for Pwnie Awards 2011 for Epic 0wnage The nominees for the Pwnie Awards 2011 are finally selected today. Anonymous are nominated for hacking HBGary , LulzSec for hacking everyone & Stuxnet also nominated in  Epic 0wnage. More Details on Nominations Read Here Next week the judges will gather at an undisclosed location and vote on the winners, who will be announced during the awards ceremony on Aug 3rd in Las Vegas.
90,000 Military Email Accounts Leaked in Latest #AntiSec Attack

90,000 Military Email Accounts Leaked in Latest #AntiSec Attack

July 11, 2011Mohit Kumar
90,000 Military Email Accounts Leaked in Latest #AntiSec Attack In latest tweet by AnonymousIRC , Hackers leaks  90,000 Military Email Accounts from Booz Allen Hamilton is a massive American consulting firm for #AntiSec. Anonymous call it " Military Meltdown Monday: Mangling Booz Allen Hamilton " . The Leak include 90,000 logins of military personnel—including personnel from US CENTCOM, SOCOM, the Marine Corps, various Air Force facilities, Homeland Security, State Department staff, and what looks like private sector contractors. They Release it via Torrent of 130.5 MB archive file. Press Release by Anonymous is : Hello Thar! Today we want to turn our attention to Booz Allen Hamilton, whose core business  is contractual work completed on behalf of the US federal government, foremost  on defense and homeland security matters, and limited engagements of foreign  governments specific to U.S. military assistance programs. So in this line of work you'
FOX News Twitter Account Hacked by 5CR1PT K1DD3S

FOX News Twitter Account Hacked by 5CR1PT K1DD3S

July 03, 2011Mohit Kumar
FOX News Twitter Account Hacked by 5CR1PT K1DD3S Fox News Politics Twitter account @foxnewspolitics  hacked last night.  The account's icon had been changed from the Fox News Politics logo and featured the following new description: " H4CK3D BY TH3 5CR1PT K1DD3S. " Hacker's Personal account was  @TheScriptKiddie on twitter, but After hack, Twitter has suspended his account. Then hacker made another announcement via  Fox News Politics Twitter account  that " twitter has suspended TheScriptKiddie please follow @ScriptKiddi3 for future releases. we have confirmed Fox News is aware of the attack. " THN talk with " The Script Kiddies " Group. They Reply : " We are a new group called The Script Kiddies. As i have stated in past interviews we do have connections to anonymous, however this does not represent them in anyway. personally I have been part of many hacks leading back to HBgary and #operationPyaback with anonymous . we will not
NATO Vs Anonymous

NATO Vs Anonymous

June 02, 2011Mohit Kumar
NATO Vs Anonymous Oh Anonymous, now you're for it… NATO leaders have been warned that Wikileaks-loving 'hacktivist' collective Anonymous could pose a threat to member states' security, following recent attacks on the US Chamber of Commerce and defence contractor HBGary – and promise to 'persecute' its members. In a toughly-worded draft report to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, General Rapporteur Lord Jopling claims that the loose-knit, leaderless group is " becoming more and more sophisticated", and "could potentially hack into sensitive government, military, and corporate files ". NATO report threatens to 'persecute' Anonymous (Thinq) The NATO Draft Report
Anonymous Response to Sony : We didn't do it as we will never hurt the innocents !

Anonymous Response to Sony : We didn't do it as we will never hurt the innocents !

May 05, 2011Mohit Kumar
Anonymous Response to Sony : We didn't do it as we will never hurt the innocents ! Press Release as shown :  Last month, an unknown party managed to break into Sony's servers and acquired millions of customer records including credit card numbers. Insomuch as that this incident occurred in the midst of Anonymous' OpSony, by which participants engaged in several of our standard information war procedures against the corporation and its executives, Sony and other parties have come to blame Anonymous for the heist. Today, in a letter directed to members of Congress involved in an inquiry into the situation, Sony claimed to have discovered a file on its servers, presumably left by the thieves in question, entitled "Anonymous" and containing a fragment of our slogan, "We are Legion." In response, we would like to raise the following points: 1. Anonymous has never been known to have engaged in credit card theft. 2. Many of our corporate and governmental ad
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