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  • December 17, 2012

    Anonymous Targets Westboro Baptist Church

    Anonymous targeted the Westboro Baptist Church after members announce plans to picket Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman killed 20 school children and six adults on Friday, Dec. 14.  The church group planned on picketing the school area and the funerals of the fallen people. The tweet stating “Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment.” In response, Anonymous took matters into their own hands releasing personal contact information of members of the Westboro Baptist Church, including the home address, email address and phone number of numerous church members. Anonymous is also promoting a petition at whitehouse.gov asking the Obama administration to legally recognize the Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.  It should be noted that The Southern Poverty Law Center already recognizes Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group. Promoting the petition, Anonymous ‏@YourAnonNews sent the following tweet Saturday night: “If the #US govt were to officially recognize the #WBC as a hate group, maybe they would finally lose their tax exempt status.” The Westboro Baptist Church is an anti-gay Christian fundamentalist church notorious for its “God Hates Fags” signs and the picketing of soldiers’ funerals.  The Westboro Baptist Church has been banned from picketing at several places, though a Supreme Court ruled that the group is allowed to picket funerals. Despite the ruling, several communities and states have passed the laws that require picketers to remain a certain distance away from the funeral. This is one hack I don’t think Anonymous is going to get much guff over as they have made many people happy by standing up to this group.
  • December 11, 2012

    Anonymous #OpEgypt Site Take Down List

    The Anonymous hacktivist group has launched Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack against Egypt Government site under the operation called “#OpEgypt“ More than 200 people have been reported injured in ongoing clashes between supporters and opponents of President Morsi. Anonymous outlined its complaints against Morsi, along with plans to hack certain government websites This is the list Government sites taken down by Anonymous: http://www.complain.idsc.gov.eg/ http://www.alazhar.gov.eg http://www.inplanning.gov.eg http://wwww.tas.gov.eg http://www.gopp.gov.eg/ http://www.complain.idsc.gov.eg http://www.ema.gov.eg http://www.presidency.gov.eg/ http://www.egyptiancabinet.gov.eg http://www.egac.gov.eg/ http://www.cabinet.gov.eg/ http://www.mts.gov.eg/ http://wwww.capmas.gov.eg/ http://www.mmc.gov.eg/ http://www.moi.gov.eg/ http://www.schools.moe.gov.eg/ http://www.ltc.gov.eg/ http://www.shoura.gov.eg/ http://www.parliament.gov.eg/ http://www.goeic.gov.eg/ http://www.alazhar.gov.eg/ http://www.kalyobiya.gov.eg/ http://www.manpower.gov.eg/ http://www.Urban-comm.gov.eg
  • November 26, 2012

    Kaspersky Broken CSS Causes Defacement

    The official page of Kaspersky Anti-virus 6.0 for Windows workstations that shows their anti-hacker settings has been defaced by a hacker who has placed a Nyan Cat animation there instead. However, when you look at the URL you will note that it’s the secure version of the page was defaced and not the standard HTTP (unsecured) version. We came to know about the hack when one of the Anonymous hacker VizFoSho posted the following tweet “#WILD #DEFACE https://support.kaspersky.com/wks6mp3/antihacker … #Kaspersky” Broken CSS is cause of hack.  Now page works fine, but the cat is still in HTML source The site was defaced for quite a while until someone at Kaspersky noticed the situation or it was reported to them. The incensed happened on Sunday after noon.
  • The Anonymous hacktivist community has released a new video to reveal the initiation of TYLER, an operation part of Project Mayhem 2012. Designed to be a WikiLeaks competitor the new project is scheduled to be done December 21 of this year. The digital voice states: “With censorship bills being passed and bills that attempt to rid us of our freedoms that this country was founded upon the time has now come to act. We have devised a plan to bring forth the final act of the evolution,” When asked about the future of WikiLeaks, the anonymous group said “Julian has threatened on at least one previous occasion to pull the plug on the project because the fundraising was not meeting his expectations. It was at that time that Anonymous began planning to field our own alternative disclosure platforms. Julian desperately needs WikiLeaks, and he is the only one that can pull the plug on the project. I rather think that so long as he is in dire straits, he will not do so despite any threats from him to the contrary.” TYLER will be a Wikileaks on steroids most have said.  TYLER, will be based on decentralized, peer-to-peer technology rather than fixed, dedicated servers. If successful, in the same way as torrents need seeding parties, user participation will be necessary to keep information flowing. The hackers claim that this kind of project setup will be next to impossible to close or eradicate.
  • September 11, 2012

    Anonymous Hacker Takes Down GoDaddy

    Millions of websites hosted by GoDaddy went down today from 2pm EST to around 7pm EST due to a DNS service outage.   A hacker using the “Anonymous Own3r” Twitter account claimed credit for the outage. Three of GoDaddy’s DNS (Domain Name System) servers failed to resolve as a result of the attack.  The inaccessibility of GoDaddy’s DNS servers specifically CNS1.SECURESERVER.NET, CNS2.SECURESERVER.NET, and CNS3.SECURESERVER.NET are the cause of the outage.  For the vast majority of clients hosting with GoDaddy, the DNS issue wasn’t fixable because GoDaddy holds all the MX records for these sites, and users usually have to log into the GoDaddy site in order to switch DNS providers. Anonymous online activist collective who has boasted of causing the outage with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS).   AnonymousOwn3r purportedly perpetrated the attack on his own saying, “the attack is not from Anonymous [collective], the attack it’s coming only from me”. Last year GoDaddy was pressured by Reddit activists following the transfer of tens of thousands of domain names from GoDaddy to other companies.  The company has been the center of a few other controversies.  The Wikimedia Foundation famously moved away from GoDaddy after the non-profit group protested months earlier in opposition of SOPA by blacking out its entire English-speaking website for 12 hours. However, despite speculation that this could be connected to the previous support for SOPA, AnonymousOwn3r said: “I’m not anti go daddy, you guys will understand because I did this attack. I’m taking godaddy down because well i’d like to test how the cyber security is safe and for more reasons that I cannot talk now,” the hacker said in another tweet. GoDaddy is back up and released a statement saying at no time was any sensitive customer information, such as credit card data, passwords or names and addresses, compromised.  Making customers...