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Late on January 10, the hacktivism entity Anonymous hacked and defaced MIT letting the institution know Anonymous will not forget the tragic suicide of hacker Aaron Swartz.
A group has justified hacking, saying it is a way of calling for change and political reforms amid the so-called 'pork barrel' scam.
If you think hacktivists are a problem now, just wait. The tools are becoming increasingly easy to use, and the hacktivists increasingly stupid — making everyone a target.
The region's changing IT laws could lead to increased conflicts with citizens, whose response would be to turn to hacking instead of vocalizing their dissent.
IBM's Michael Montecillo talks through good-guy hackers, click fraud, and his views on the profile of hacktivism, following the arrest of key Anonymous and LulzSec members.
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Former journalist and commentator Barret Brown, who has worked with Anonymous for about a year and a half, discusses Anonymous' position in the wake of revelations that Sabu, a core member and informal leader of the offshoot hacking group LulzSec, had become an FBI informant.
Many data breaches last year were a result of hacktivism, and while the attacks were less frequent, more data was stolen and larger organisations with strong brand names were the most common victims, a report has revealed.
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Businesses are not taking Anonymous and hacktivism seriously enough, according to an FBI special agent.The youth of alleged Anonymous hackers, who are often teenagers or in their early twenties, has lead a number of businesses to dismiss the hacking group without taking into account the ramifications of a successful hack, FBI cyber-investigator Eric Strom told the RSA Conference 2012 in San Francisco on Wednesday.
Hacktivist groups such as LulzSec and Anonymous are having an impact on certain businesses, but in general companies should be more worried about financial cybercrime, says AVG chief executive JR Smith
With the popular focus firmly on 'hacktivism', you might suspect changes were afoot in the world of online crime, says Rik Ferguson
Motivations behind recent high-profile attacks not new, security experts note. Organizations must be on guard as underground economy allows exchange of hack tools and information, adds one.
Hacktivism may have surged this year, but it's taking on a new role in the UK riots, including threats of violence.
Hacktivism has surged this year, but it's taking on a new role in the London riots.
We're pawns in this new game of Internet attack one-upmanship. You know it won't end well. But we watch anyway as we realize that our security procedures have been a joke for years.
In what is slowly turning into a endless loop of hacktivism activities, Bill O'Reilly's BillOreilly.com has been compromised during the weekend, with personal details including passwords in plain text for 205 of the site's members already leaking across Internet forums, as a response to his remarks regarding Wikileaks as a "one of those despicable, slimy, scummy websites" which recently published private information of Sarah Palin's private email.
Is no one safe? It appears that hacktivists are exercising their ire against bloggers now.
Small projects will punch huge holes in the Great Firewall of China and the Fatwa Barriers of the Middle East.
This story in the Hindustan Times should give one reason to pause. It relates wide spread attacks against Indian computing including hundreds of webservers at .
CNET's Brian Cooley looks at ways companies should protect their businesses from cyberterrorism and hacktivism during the war against Iraq.
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