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LulzSec and Anonymous have declared cyberwar on just about everyone. Well, only government and corporations, but still. The news comes from Twitter and a manifesto posted on pastebin. Of course, although LulzSec listed Anonymous in its Tweet, there's be no statement. #AntiSec begins today: pastebin.com/9KyA0E5v Prepare yourselves. Join us, join #Anonymous, join the fleet - become a lulz lizard. Here's what LulzSec said in their pastebin manifesto: Salutations Lulz Lizards, As we're aware, the government and whitehat security terrorists across the world continue to dominate and control our Internet ocean. Sitting pretty on cargo bays full of corrupt booty, they think it's acceptable to condition... Read more...
Turkey has set itself up to be hacked, as it has announced it has detained 32 individuals allegedly linked to the hacker group.  Turkey's state run news agency said the arrests took place across 12 cities, including Ankara and Istanbul. Earlier, it was reported that Spain had detained three Anonymous members as well. In reprisal, Anonymous claimed it executed a DDoS attack, taking Spain's National Police website offline. Turkey's action came in response to the hacking of the website of Turkey's Directorate of Telecommunications. Anonymous took that website was down last Thursday as a protest against what Anonymous says is planned government censorship of the Internet. Turkey plans to implement... Read more...
We're actually starting to feel a little sorry for Sony. The gaming console giant is reeling on the ropes from the network hacks that exposed the personal data of some 70 million subscribers, and the hits just keep on coming. Sony had initially planned to begin the process of bringing the PlayStation Network back online today, but those plans have been scrubbed. In a recent blog post, Patrick Seybold (senior director of corporate communications) noted that "we expected to have the services online within a week. We were unaware of the extent of the attack on Sony Online Entertainment servers, and we are taking this opportunity to conduct further testing of the incredibly complex system." Sony... Read more...
Sony has sent an open letter to Congress detailing and defending its actions in the wake of multiple (successful) hack attempts over the past two weeks. The company previously declined to attend a hearing scheduled in the wake of its data theft debacle. The head of that hearing, Mary Bono Mack, tore the company up one side and down the other for its shortcomings; this recent missive is an apparent attempt to save face. Ironically for Sony, the company's data was stolen right around the time period it brushed off any concerns that Anonymous' attacks could negatively impact its security or systems. Faced with irrefutable evidence that its servers were riddled with security flaws, Sony has instead... Read more...
Rather than taking action against Sony that could affect end users, Anonymous is planning a public event that will target Sony stores in a 24-hour, in-store boycott around world on Saturday, April 16. The public Facebook event has more than 1,100 RSVPs at the time of this writing. The event is called Operation Sony and will begin at 12:00 AM April 16 and run until 12 AM April 17. On Monday, April 4, Anonymous launched a DDoS attack on Sony, rendering the PlayStation Network (PSN) inaccessible for much of the day. At the same time, an Anonymous offshoot group which called itself "SonyRecon" targeted individual Sony employees. However, end users complained that the attack on PSN was hurting gamers,... Read more...
The online protest group Anonymous launched a DDoS attack against Sony yesterday in retaliation for the company's recent legal activity. Sony has continued to pursue legal action against George Hotz, the onetime iPhone and PS3 hacker. Hotz landed in hot water for his efforts to restore the PS3's ability to run Linux; both he and the hacker group Fail0verflow have maintained that they do not condone or support game piracy. The bombardment knocked playstation.com offline for about thirty minutes. sony, meanwhile, has taken the group's threats seriously enough to retain Prolexic, an online security firm. According to the company's chief technology officer, Paul Sop,"The damage Anonymous does is... Read more...
In what some might consider the most visible Internet-based prank to date, frequenters of the 4chan image-based bulletin board site's "/b/ - Random" imageboard claim to have rigged Time Magazine's Top 100 online poll, so as to render 4chan's founder, "moot," the winner. And even though some fairly convincing circumstantial evidence points to a hack of epic proportions, Time Magazine is accepting the poll's results as official, and has declared moot as the "new owner of the title World's Most Influential Person." The message hidden in the first letter of the first 21 winnersis very strong proof that the poll was hacked.(Credit: Paul Lamere) This not the first time that 4chan's users have been... Read more...
Not living in Kentucky?  Count yourself lucky. A bill filed in the House would keep Kentuckians from posting anonymous comments to Web sites.House Bill 775, filed Tuesday by Rep. Tim Couch, R-Hyden, would require anyone who contributes to a Web site to register a real name, address and e-mail address with that Web site. The person's full name then would be used whenever he or she posted a comment.Web site operators who violate the disclosure law would be fined $500 for a first offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense.All right, all right, don't get too excited.  Couch admitted that his bill most likely won't pass muster in terms of the First Amendment, but he's trying to make... Read more...
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