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Alleged FBI Hacker Lauri Love Ordered to US Extradition by UK Home Secretary

Posted on November 15th, 2016.

The long-running court saga of Lauri Love, a British hacker and activist accused of compromising and stealing data from the likes of the FBI, NASA and the US Federal Reserve has been ordered by the UK’s home secretary for his extradition to the United States. 31-year-old Love who has Asperger’s syndrome launched a legal challenge to...

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WikiLeaks: Podesta Received E-mails On Extraterrestrial Disclosure

Posted on October 26th, 2016.

While most fallout from the Podesta emails has been political, there are extraterrestrial implications for some of the e-mails released by whistleblower source WikiLeaks.  An email on behalf of Apollo astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta turned up in the recent data dumps. The email was sent by Rebecca...

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12 Hacktivists You Should Know About

Posted on October 23rd, 2016.

Hacktivism, a phenomenon specific to the digital age, represents the subversive use of computers and computer networks. The term was coined by the Cult of the Dead Cow in 1994. Hacktivists represent a broad range of personalities and goals. They’ve recently played a greater role in the collective conscious as cyber attacks at banks...

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Anonymous Inspired Comic ‘Hacktivist’ is Being Adapted for TV

Posted on October 18th, 2016.

Hacktivist, a graphic novel inspired by global hacking activist collective Anonymous and created by actress Alyssa Milano will be adapted for the small screen at a time when another Anonymous-inspired TV show Mr.Robot, is garnering rave reviews. Alyssa Milano, an actress who has appeared in feature films and network TV shows is known for...

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Is Russia Really Looking to Hack the U.S. Presidential Elections?

Posted on October 12th, 2016.

Hillary Clinton and her party believe it’s Russia’s fault that various scandals surrounding her and the Democratic National Committee have come to light in recent weeks. From the organization’s early unfair treatment of Bernie Sanders to the fact that the DNC knew Donald Trump was the candidate Hillary could most likely beat, and...

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Anonymous Hacker Protesting Prosecution Begins Second Week of Hunger Strike

Posted on October 11th, 2016.

In 2014, Anonymous hacker Martin Gottesfeld was allegedly involved in the hacking of Boston Children’s Hospital following the suspected mistreatment of one of its patients. Now, the alleged hacker has begun his second week of a hunger strike in prison to protest the assumed prosecution of the late Internet activist Aaron Swartz and the...

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Julian Assange: Wikileaks is About to Reveal Information That Could Damage Clinton, or Trump, or Both

Posted on October 4th, 2016.

Speaking via video conference at Wikileaks’ ten years anniversary press conference in Berlin, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange announced the forthcoming, staged release of juicy whistleblowing bits that could impact the ongoing US presidential elections.

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UK Judge Rules For US-Extradition of Alleged FBI Hacker Lauri Love

Posted on September 17th, 2016.

Following up on previous coverage (here and here) of alleged British hacker Lauri Love, a 31-year-old British citizen who has Asperger’s syndrome, UK judge Nina Tempia ruled yesterday that Love can and should be extradited to the US to face charges filed in three federal courts. 

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Sri Lankan Teenager Arrested for Hacking President’s Website

Posted on August 30th, 2016.

A 17-year-old schoolboy has been arrested in Sri Lanka for allegedly hacking the President’s website with a message to demand that his college entrance exams be postponed. A Sri Lankan teenager is now in police custody following an arrest after allegedly hacking the website of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, reports have...

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Julian Assange Hints at More DNC Material from WikiLeaks

Posted on July 28th, 2016.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has stated that there might be a “lot more material” concerning the US presidential campaign released by WikiLeaks in the future. The dark cloud of email scandals has previously loomed threateningly over the DNC presidential nominee. Now, the email scandal engulfing the Democratic National Committee,...

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Brit Hacker Facing Extradition to the US, Bailed

Posted on June 30th, 2016.

 A UK court has granted bail to Lauri Love, an alleged British hacker who stands accused of compromising several systems and servers used by US defense, government and private entities and companies. 31-year-old Lauri Love can breathe easy for now after he was granted bail by a UK court despite United States prosecutors’ efforts to see...

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Anonymous Disrupts Greece Central Bank Website

Posted on May 4th, 2016.

In a campaign that sees activist and hacktivist collective Anonymous target primary financial institutions such as central banks with #OpIcarus, Greece’s central bank was targeted in a massive DDoS attack. The group has also revealed that it will be targeting other central banks in a 30-day campaign. Greece’s central bank was the latest...

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#OpAfrica Sees Anonymous Leak 1TB of Data from Kenyan Ministry

Posted on April 28th, 2016.

Hactivist collective Anonymous has begun to leak documents from the Kenyan government as a part of a sophisticated operation called #OpAfrica, a campaign aimed to expose the government corruption across Africa. An initial sample of 95 documents revealed via an Anonymous Twitter account and can be accessed via a TOR browser. Hacked...

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Panama Papers: The Biggest Leak With the Richest Crooks, Ever

Posted on April 4th, 2016.

A leak of information and data, so unprecedented in its size that it dwarves every other major leak in recent times, put together, recently came to light in what is being called as the Panama Papers. The biggest ever leak of secret information saw an anonymous source help the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), a German publication acquire some...

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Anonymous Calls For Saudi Arabia Ban from 2016 Olympics

Posted on February 8th, 2016.

Online activist collective Anonymous and @OperationNimr – a voice campaigning to nullify the death sentence handed to Saudi Arabian youth are both calling for the exclusion of Saudi Arabia from this year’s Rio Olympics. With a nod to Saudi Arabia’s controversial human rights record, Anonymous and @OperationNimr are calling on the...

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UN Rules in Favor of Julian Assange, Says Ruling is “Legally Binding”

Posted on February 4th, 2016.

The United Nations’ Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has ruled that Julian Assange has been “arbitrarily detained” in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. According to a lawyer representing Assange, this could mean that he’s a free man. A spokeswoman for the Swedish foreign ministry has confirmed the BBC’s scoop of the day. A UN report...

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Julian Assange Likely to Be a Free Man

Posted on February 4th, 2016.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is likely to find himself a free man tomorrow, avoiding extradition to Sweden over a 2012 sexual assault charge that sees Assange currently living in Ecuador’s embassy in London. According to the BBC, the UN’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention is set to rule that Wikileaks founder and one the world’s...

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AnonSec Hackers Release Data Dump, Tried To Crash A Global Hawk Drone In The Pacific

Posted on February 1st, 2016.

The AnonSec hacker group released a 250GB data dump and claimed it tried to cause a Global Hawk Drone to crash in the Pacific Ocean, according to the International Business Times. The hackers gained flight logs, employee personal information and video footage from the $222 million drone. The data dump included names, phone numbers and...

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Anonymous Brings Attention to Controversial Murder Case by Targeting Thailand’s Police

Posted on January 6th, 2016.

The Thai police is under Anonymous’ scanner again. This time, Anonymous is protesting the recent controversial conviction of two Burmese men who are facing a death sentence in connection to the murders of two British backpackers. Hacktivist collective Anonymous isn’t one for meagre efforts. The group has previously targeted authorities...

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This Hacktivist Group Is Only Getting Started After Donald Trump DDoS Attack

Posted on January 4th, 2016.

Following a remarkable New Year’s eve incident that saw the services of BBC’s global website and several other outlets of its digital platform including the iPlayer as the targets of DDoS attacks, the hactivist group pulling the trigger say they’re just getting started, after the takedown of Donald Trump’s campaign website. New...