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UK Anonymous branch takes down DWP site

A UK branch of Anonymous called the ATeam has claimed responsibility for taking down the website of the Department for Work and Pensions.The group launched a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) website on Friday afternoon after a Channel 4 'Dispatches' documentary found that the DWP had disciplined 992 staff in ten months over data offences.

May 18, 2012 by

Hackers rage as Pastebin reveals monitoring plans

The online text-file repository Pastebin, which is frequently used by the likes of Anonymous to spread instructions and dump leaked and stolen data, is to start proactively monitoring its content for illegal material.The move was revealed by proprietor Jeroen Vader, who told the BBC on Sunday that he was "looking to hire some extra people soon to monitor more of the website's content, not just the items that are reported".

April 3, 2012 by

Inside a failed Anonymous attack: report

Data-protection firm Imperva has undertaken an analysis of an Anonymous attack, claiming that it was able to witness a failed 25-day assault by the group and use its surveillance to map out Anonymous' attack methods.

February 27, 2012 by

Insurance firm wants to mine e-health data

Insurance company Bupa wants the Federal Government to provide anonymous patient data from the Personally-Controlled E-Health Records (PCEHR) system to companies for research on Australian health.

January 11, 2012

Anonymous Stratfor hack affects 50,000 people

The personal details of more than 50,000 people were included in data published by Anonymous after the hacking of global intelligence firm Stratfor shortly before Christmas, according to an analysis of the posted information.The data security firm Identity Finder said on Tuesday that the data published so far — Anonymous has promised further publications — includes the details of thousands of Stratfor subscribers with first names beginning with letters ranging from A to M.

December 28, 2011 by

Akamai: Cyber spies are hiding behind Anonymous

Countries are perpetrating cyber espionage while pretending the cyber attacks come from the Anonymous and LulzSec hacking groups, according to an Akamai security executive.Nations are launching distributed denial of service (DDoS), and data-stealing attacks against other states for espionage purposes, and claiming to be Anonymous or LulzSec, Akamai director of security intelligence Joshua Corman told a press event on Thursday.

October 14, 2011 by

Hackers release US police data

Hackers tied to Anonymous and LulzSec have released a 10GB hoard of data culled from law enforcement authorities across the US.The trove of information was released on Saturday by a group calling itself AntiSec.

August 7, 2011 by

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