Anonymous-linked groups hack Israeli websites, release personal data

An anti-Israel hacking collective affiliated with Anonymous says it has initiated a widespread cyber attack against the Jewish state, penetrating websites affiliated with the Mossad security service and a slew of related entities. The hackers claimed late Friday that they have obtained and released personal information relating to 35,000 Israeli government officials, including politicians, military leaders, and police officers, according to a Twitter feed associated with the hackers. A comprehensive spreadsheet purporting to include the information of all 35,000 Israeli officials was published by the website Cryptome, though it did not independently verify the information....

March 25, 2013 路 3 min 路 540 words 路 Omid Farhang

Anonymous hackers identify charity attacker

BBC: Hacking group Anonymous has aided a global search for a cyber-vandal who defaced a charity website. Members of Anonymous helped track the attacker down to Madrid following a plea from the owner of the RedSky video production company. New Zealand-based RedSky asked for help after an attacker penetrated its website, erased data and left graffiti. The attack was reportedly carried out in a bid to impress Anonymous and join its ranks as a member....

August 2, 2012 路 2 min 路 288 words 路 Omid Farhang

Anonymous hackers cripple Australian gov't websites

FoxNews: International hacking group Anonymous took at least 10 Australian government websites offline briefly Tuesday in a series of escalating attacks over proposed changes to privacy laws. The Australian arm of the group has warned it will continue the attacks on 鈥.gov.au鈥 sites until plans to force ISPs to store user data and make it further available to security services are shelved. The attacks started after Prime Minister Julia Gillard answered policy questions via webcam in an online Google+ Hangout session on Saturday but the sites targeted so far are all run by the Queensland State Government....

July 24, 2012 路 2 min 路 341 words 路 Omid Farhang

Boston Police hits back at Anonymous with sarcasm

SophosLabs: Is it possible to fight Anonymous? The movement is proud of saying that an idea can鈥檛 be arrested or killed, but it seems like the Boston Police Department has thought of one way of fighting back: sarcasm. A week ago, the BPDNews.com website which provides news about the Boston police and crime in the area was hacked by Anonymous. The hackers replaced the home page of the site with a message and a video of American rapper KRS-One performing his song 鈥淪ound of Da Police鈥....

February 10, 2012 路 1 min 路 179 words 路 Omid Farhang

Anonymous Hacks Syrian President鈥檚 Email. The Password: 12345

Mashable: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been under fire from world leaders to step down this week. He鈥檚 also under fire from hacktivist group Anonymous, who leaked hundreds of his office鈥檚 emails on Monday. While Anonymous is infamous for its hacking know-how, it doesn鈥檛 take a genius computer programmer to guess one of the passwords commonly used by Assad鈥檚 office accounts: 12345. The string of consecutive numbers is the second-weakest password according to a 2011 study....

February 8, 2012 路 3 min 路 448 words 路 Omid Farhang

AnonPlus, Anonymous's social network, is hacked

My Personal Opinion: I doubt if that site is really their official website or not Sophos Labs: Within days of the hacktivist group Anonymous announcing it was setting up its own social network (after being unceremoniously booted off Google+), its plans have taken a somewhat humiliating turn. AnonPlus, Anonymous鈥檚 planned social network, has been defaced by rival hackers. A group of hackers apparently based in Turkey replaced AnonPlus鈥檚 main webpage with an image of a dog wearing a suit, mocking the more normal Anonymous logo, and messages in Turkish and English:...

July 23, 2011 路 2 min 路 342 words 路 Omid Farhang

Anonymous hacks NATO servers

Anonymous claims to have stolen around a gigabyte of classified NATO data The H-Online Security wrote: In a post on Twitter, the Anonymous hacker group said that it has managed to steal a number of secret documents from one of NATO鈥榮 servers. As proof, Anonymous published two PDF documents from 2007 and 2008 that are allegedly from NATO. The classification 鈥淣ATO Restricted鈥 suggests that the documents are intended only for circulation within the organisation 鈥 if they are genuine....

July 22, 2011 路 2 min 路 375 words 路 Omid Farhang