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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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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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Anonymous India: Mobile Network Reliance Jio is Sharing Call Data with Advertisers

Posted on September 28th, 2016.

The hacking group Anonymous is accusing the telecom network, Reliance Jio, of sharing its call data with advertisers in the U.S. and Singapore. In a recent blog post, Anonymous India exposes how Reliance Jio has been sharing customers’ call data with foreign companies. Anonymous India also provide steps to see how Reliance Jio are...

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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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Is This the Worst Government Data Breach, Ever?

Posted on April 12th, 2016.

Every single registered voter in the Philippines now his or her personal information exposed in a data breach. The number of registered voters in the country amounts to a staggering 55 million individuals, which ranks the breach as one of the worst governmental data breaches, ever. The entire database of the Philippine Commission on...

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#OpTrump: Anonymous Declares “Total War” Against Donald Trump

Posted on March 15th, 2016.

Hacktivist collective Anonymous has declared “total war” on Republican Presidential hopeful and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump in a video released this month. Decentralized hacktivist collective Anonymous has posted a video encouraging hackers and “every viewer with a computer” to engage in #OpTrump, a campaign targeting Presidential...

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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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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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Japanese PM’s Website Targeted in Anonymous Takedown Protesting Whaling

Posted on December 10th, 2015.

A twitter account of an activist hacker purporting to be a part of the hacktivist collective Anonymous has taken claim for the shutdown of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s personal website. In a daily briefing on Thursday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga confirmed in a daily briefing that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s...

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#OpSingleGateway: Anonymous Hacks Thai Police Servers, Proves Its Point

Posted on December 1st, 2015.

In a reminder of the staggering cybersecurity inadequacies of a country gearing to set up a new national firewall, online hacktivist collective Anonymous has hacked the servers of Thailand’s police department. Hacked readers will know of Thailand’s military government’s aim to squeeze all internet communication into a single gateway. If...

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Stanford Scholar: US Unlikely to Prosecute Anonymous for Harassing ISIS

Posted on November 24th, 2015.

In the wake of the tragic and outrageous terrorist attacks committed by ISIS agents in Paris last week, the online hacker group Anonymous declared a cyber-assault against IS. For instance, a masked Anonymous French language speaker in a video tells ISIS retaliation is coming. Anonymous has engaged in an online battle of sort with ISIS...

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Video: ‘We Will Hunt You’ – Anonymous Removes 20,000 ISIS Twitter Accounts.

Posted on November 21st, 2015.

Merely days after announcing ‘total war’ against extremist group ISIS, International hacktivist collective Anonymous has now claimed that it has taken down 20,000 Islamic State related Twitter accounts as a part of their efforts to dismantle ISIS with cyber-warfare through Operation Paris – #OpParis. While the world collectively...

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Anonymous Issues Guides So Anyone Can Join Online Battle Against IS

Posted on November 20th, 2015.

Want to take down an IS website all on your own? Well, Anonymous wants you to be able to, too.  “The more the merrier,” Anonymous said today in a message which included links to how-to guides. The group recently made headlines taking down more than 6,000 Twitter accounts associated with Paris attacks and IS sympathizers. #OpParis...

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Anonymous Takes Down Thousands of Islamic State Twitter Accounts Overnight

Posted on November 18th, 2015.

Despite being called “idiots” by the Islamic State after declaring “total war” on the expressly terrorist organization, hacktivist group Anonymous has already taken down more than a few thousand pro-ISIL Twitter accounts. Two days into the keyboard war and Anonymous claims to have gained control of roughly 5,500 ISIS-related Twitter...

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Unlikely Allies: Anonymous Hactivists & The US Government Join Forces Against ISIS

Posted on November 17th, 2015.

E.T. Brooking’s wrote for Foreign Policy what Ghost Security Group executive director, DigitalShadow, calls “a very accurate reflection of our operations against extremism.” In that article, the author details the Alice In Wonderland world in which hacktivists team up with national law enforcement agencies against the Islamic State. It’s...

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Anonymous Declares ‘Total War’ On Islamic State Following Paris Attacks

Posted on November 16th, 2015.

Anonymous, the hactivist group that attempts to expose evil doers, has declared “total war” on Islamic State (IS) in response to the deadly attacks in Paris, the group announced on a YouTube video and on Twitter. A spokesperson wearing the iconic Guy Fawkes mask, promised to launch massive cyber attacks against IS, according to RT.com....

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#OpKKK: Anonymous Officially Starts Dox of Hundreds of Alleged KKK Members

Posted on November 6th, 2015.

The much publicized and long awaited list of alleged KKK members finds daylight on the fifth of November as Anonymous keeps its word on publicly outing the extremist racist group. Online activist collective Anonymous has been on a crusade to reveal members of the Ku Klux Klan after taking up the cause during the racially-charged...

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Anonymous Elder Pleads for An End to In-Fighting

Posted on November 4th, 2015.

A member of Anonymous named Anon99, who claims to have been part of the group since its early days, has come out asking for a cease fire to a recent bout of in-fighting which he believes threatens the group’s future. The anonymous writer has been blogging about the group’s interests rather irregularly since 2012. Last week he...

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Anonymous Starts to Reveal KKK Members’ Details with #OpKKK

Posted on November 2nd, 2015.

Anonymous has made good on its threat to expose KKK members on the internet to reveal phone numbers and emails of alleged KKK members. Activist collective Anonymous has long had a feud with members of the radical Ku Klux Klan. There is a history there. Recently, Anonymous threatened to dox a thousand members of the KKK, unhooding them...

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