The person reportedly kidnapped is not named, and the video does not share information about the kidnapping other than that it occurred in the Mexican state of Veracruz during a street protest. An international group of online hackers is warning a Mexican drug cartel to release one of its members, kidnapped from a street protest, or it will [...]
The Real Role Of Anonymous In Occupy Wall Street: "Anonymous has caught the attention of the media--and even Homeland Security--with its biggest contribution to Occupy Wall Street: hype. But, so far, the amorphous, leaderless hacktivist movement has disappointed anyone expecting full-on revolution from a Guy Fawkes-masked army or a massive cyber [...]
Time Warner, gigantic media conglomerate and parent of Warner Brothers, owns the rights to the Guy Fawkes mask design from the 2006 Warner Brothers film “V for Vendetta.” So, every time you purchase one of those masks, they are paid a licensing fee. Nick Bilton in the New York Times has more.
Among the many, many people who irk the anarchic message board 4chan, cyberbullying expert Parry Aftab is one of the most consistently despised. So it's not surprising that an anonymous internet denizen sent a SWAT team to her New Jersey home this weekend. Some 30 police officers, including members of a SWAT team, surrounded Aftab's house this [...]
Normal crop rotation works like this; you plan something, it grows, you harvest and then re-seed using the seeds gathered in the harvest. Monsanto managed to patent the DNA of it's genetically modified seeds, any attempt to replant using the seeds you have results in being sued by Monsanto. How do they know you replanted using their seeds? They [...]
As noted on Boing Boing over the weekend, LulzSec has called it quits, amid increasing efforts by the FBI and other agencies to track them down—and amid a steady stream of doxing and leaked IRC logs by hacker foes. One LulzSec member told the AP they weren't quitting because of pressure from law enforcement, but because they were [...]
The hacker collective calling itself "Anonymous" has promised some sort of action against the Federal Reserve today, according to the above video which is apparently from members of Anonymous. The group is calling its impending action "Operating Empire State Rebellion."
Anon has posted a series of emails which were claimed to be sent by a former employee of Bank of America, and involving an insurance company working closely with Bank of America. The emails reveal the practices done by Bank of America which are claimed to be disingenuous and fraudulent. The employee is said to had worked with Balboa [...]
A member of the activist collective Anonymous is claiming to be have emails and documents which prove "fraud" was committed by Bank of America employees, and the group says it'll release them on Monday. The member, who goes by the Twitter handle OperationLeakS, has already posted an internal email from the formerly Bank of America-owned Balboa [...]
Richard Stallman: The actions against MasterCard and Amazon are not “hacking.” People are just finding a way to protest in a digital space, the internet equivalent of a mass demonstration
I fully expect Stallman probably has thrown out his master card visa, and paypal account, if he had any of these to begin with. In open source matters, Stallman is the the religious equivalent of an ascetic with a vow of closed source celibacy. To the extent that I doubt the man even owns a microwave. Whether or not you believe with his [...]
Researchers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands report that the LOIC (Low Orbit Ion Cannon) software used in pro-Wikileaks Anonymous attacks discloses the identity of the user. If hacktivists use this tool directly from their own machines, instead of via anonymization networks such as Tor, the Internet address of the attacker is [...]
Terrific piece by Joel Johnson from Gizmodo about the software tool being used to take down MasterCard, Visa, and Sarah Palin's websites. LOIC ("Low Orbit Ion Cannon") is an application developed by 4Chan-affiliated hackers designed to--when used en masse by thousands of anonymous users--launch Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on [...]
WikiLeaks’ self-appointed online posse is systematically abusing anyone who it believes has slighted WikiLeaks in the last week’s growing controversy over the site’s quarter million leaked diplomatic cables. And the next attack targets may be PayPal and Twitter. MasterCard, which cut off services to WikiLeaks Tuesday, became the [...]
Anonymous has launched a broad-ranging campaign in support of Wikileaks, starting with a DDoS assault on a PayPal website. (more...)
Meet Elizabeth Hawkenson. She's just your everyday girl-next-door / Arizona State University undergrad with an interest in geography and liberal arts. But all is not as it seems, for today, Hawkenson is making headlines after allegedly starring in an Internet porn video (NSFW). Her involvement in the adult film caused her to lose a $32,000 [...]
The official Tea party website, teaparty.org, has apparently been compromised by los del 4chan (NSFW). The "Photos" section of teaparty.org currently links to this url, which (duh, 4chan!) now contains lots of porn and racist/shock visual jokes.
Because Gawker called out Internet community 4Chan for relentlessly picking on an 11-year-old girl, it has now become a target itself. 4Chan apparently tried to mount some kind of cyber-attack on Gawker this afternoon, but it was repelled by the Gawker tech team, sending 4Chan into Plan B: harassing writer Adrian Chen. Needles to say, this epic [...]
Justin Bieber's "My World Tour" Twitter voting contest asked fans to vote on which country he should tour next, without restriction on which countries could be included in the vote. 4chan smelled opportunity: Anonymous nominated North Korea, then the boards clickswarmed. At the time of this blog post, more than half a million votes now demand [...]