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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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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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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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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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Hacker Claims Responsibility For Turkey Attacks

Posted on December 30th, 2015.

Who is really behind the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against Turkey’s Internet? Russia and Anonymous-branded social media accounts have been named as candidates, but an investigation by The Daily Dot indicates it was likely the work of a person who possessed powerful cyberweapons. The Daily Dot interviewed a person...

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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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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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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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Anonymous Plans to Expose 1,000 KKK Members

Posted on October 28th, 2015.

In commemoration of the Ferguson protests that began last year on November 24th, Anonymous has announced its intentions to publicly identify 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members on the 24th of November. The 24th of November is the day the Grand Jury in St. Louis came back with a decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, who many believe...

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Court Finds American Journalist Guilty Of Helping Anonymous Deface News Website

Posted on October 8th, 2015.

Matthew Keys, An American journalist, has been found guilty of helping Anonymous deface the Los Angeles Times’ website, according to the BBC. Prosecutors said he gave hackers a password for the website and encouraged Anonymous, on chatting platforms. The verdict has ignited comment on social media websites. Keys’ supporters say he...

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Anonymous Attacks Several Saudi Arabian Websites, Brings Focus to a Teen’s Execution #OpNimr

Posted on September 28th, 2015.

In taking a stand and making a direct protest against the death sentence handed in 2012 to a 17-year old teenager Mohammed al-Nimr, Anonymous has crippled multiple Saudi Arabian government websites. It is a case described as “a possible breach of international law,” by a group of UN human rights experts. Ali Mohammed al-Nimr was arrested...

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Anonymous Trolls Big Pharma CEO Who Raised Drug Price 5,500%

Posted on September 23rd, 2015.

Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, has been the center of the Internet vitriol over the past few days after raising the price of a 62-year-old drug 5,500%. Anonymous joined in on the action yesterday, effectively trolling the CEO, who later in the day announced his company would backtrack on the price increase.  Yo...

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Government Websites of Taiwan Have Been Attacked By Anonymous

Posted on August 3rd, 2015.

Several websites of the government of Taiwan were crippled on Saturday, 1st of August 2015. The Asian hacktivist and activist entities who identify themselves as Anonymous have claimed responsibility for the attack. They have indicated that the attack on the government of Taiwan has just begun. On the same Saturday, Anonymous boasted on...

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