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This Time It's 'Total War' in Anonymous vs. Trump

Hacking group reboots 'OpTrump,' vows to 'dismantle' mogul's POTUS campaign

(Newser) - Anonymous gave Donald Trump an unwanted Christmas present in December by taking his Trump Tower website offline in response to his comments that he'd ban Muslims from entering the United States. Now the hacktivists have him in their sights once more, but this time they're taking it up... More »

Anonymous: Flint Officials 'Will Not Go Unpunished'

Hacker group wants governor Rick Snyder charged with manslaughter

(Newser) - Hacker group Anonymous is taking up the cause of Michigan residents sickened by Flint's ongoing water crisis , but no one seems to be all that impressed. The city started using the Flint River for its water in 2014, but the water proved to be toxic, Maxim reports. And officials... More »

New Target of Anonymous: This Singer

Prodigy frontman Keith Flint is warned after a fox hunt

(Newser) - Anonymous apparently has a new target in its sights, but it's not exactly an "establishment" figure. Instead, he's the lead singer for British "electronic punk" band The Prodigy, reports Billboard . A new video purported to be from the group calls out Keith Flint for participating in... More »

Anonymous: the 10 Reasons Why We're Endorsing Bernie

Bernie Sanders will go after big banks, says group

(Newser) - Well, we knew Anonymous wasn't going to come out in favor of Donald Trump . The hacktivist group's pick for president is Bernie Sanders, according to a Wednesday post , which describes 10 reasons why Sanders should get your vote. Firstly, the group says Sanders wants to break up big... More »

Anonymous Hacks European Space Agency—for Laughs

And it was insanely simple for them to break in

(Newser) - Anonymous has had a busy week. First the hacktivists spent Friday mocking ISIS , then they took down the Trump Tower website . And before the weekend was out, the group infiltrated the European Space Agency's database, apparently just to keep their skills on point, reports Inverse . "Because Xmas is... More »

Anonymous' New Target: Trump

Hacktivists warn him over Muslim ban idea

(Newser) - Hacktivist group Anonymous has set its sights on a new target: Donald Trump, The Hill reports. "Donald Trump, it has come to our attention that you want to ban all Muslims to enter the United States. This policy is going to have a huge impact," says someone in... More »

Anonymous Devotes Friday to Mocking ISIS

Group wants everyone to take part in #trollingday

(Newser) - Anonymous has a task for everyone on Friday: Troll ISIS, the Daily Dot reports. In a note making its rounds via Anonymous-linked Twitter accounts, the hackers call on readers to do their part on #trollingday on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and "in the real world" to ridicule, mock, and... More »

Rogue Hackers May Hurt ISIS More Than Anonymous

Ghost Security Group's Aim: Spying for Intelligence Instead of Forced Shutdowns

(Newser) - Anonymous is making good on its threats to launch a "cyber war" on ISIS , hacking into the group's sites and accounts and warning people about possible attacks . But there's a smaller group that says Anonymous is going about it the wrong way—and claims that its own... More »

Anonymous: ISIS Threatening Attacks in US, Elsewhere Sunday

The hacker group says a WWE event in Atlanta is at risk

(Newser) - According to hacking group Anonymous, the Islamic State has made credible threats against events in multiple countries—including the US—set to take place Sunday, the Hill reports. Anonymous issued a statement Saturday in which it identified "confirmed" risks or possible risks at events in the US, Paris, Indonesia,... More »

ISIS Warns Anonymous Over Cyber War

'Something is coming'

(Newser) - The Islamic State has found time between killing hostages and trying to acquire chemical weapons to vow a counterattack against Anonymous. An ISIS-affiliated account on messaging app Telegram sent out a memo telling members to change their Twitter photos to an image of a black shoe print on the French... More »

Anonymous Launches Cyber War on ISIS

ISIS' response: 'Idiots'

(Newser) - Anonymous is following through with its promise to target ISIS in a cyber war after the Paris terror attacks. Operating under the hashtags #opISIS and #opParis, the group has begun leaking the personal details of alleged ISIS recruiters, reports the Independent . Anonymous also has compiled lists of social media accounts... More »

Anonymous Vows Revenge on ISIS

"War is declared. Get prepared" is the message in YouTube video

(Newser) - Online vigilantes Anonymous wasted little time in handing ISIS a message Saturday via a YouTube video , a response to Friday's Paris terror attacks , reports Time . A man in the group's trademark Guy Fawkes mask spoke in French and noted: "Expect massive cyber attacks. War is declared. Get... More »

Anonymous Releases Names of Alleged KKK Members

List includes nearly 400 names, plus email addresses and Facebook pages

(Newser) - Online activist group Anonymous released its promised list of alleged Ku Klux Klan members Thursday, Raw Story reports. And while the list doesn't include the promised 1,000 names , it does include the identities of nearly 400 people, plus email addresses, Facebook pages, and more, according to the Hill... More »

Viral Posting Links Politicians to the KKK

But hacking group 'Anonymous' backs away from claims

(Newser) - The mayor of Knoxville, affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan? An online list that went viral Sunday makes that claim, but the hacker group Anonymous—which plans to out 1,000 KKK members on Thursday—is distancing itself from the message. "It is irresponsible and slanderous," Knoxville Mayor... More »

Hackers Threaten to Unhood KKK Members

Group says it has names of 1K Klansmen

(Newser) - This is the 21st century, and sticking a white hood over your head isn't enough to keep your identity secret, Anonymous has informed the Ku Klux Klan. The hackers have threatened to expose the identities of 1,000 KKK members as part of a battle against the group that... More »

Journo Who Gave Hackers Password Could Get 25 Years

Ex-Reuters journalist gave Anonymous his Tribune Company password

(Newser) - Matthew Keys was described as a "disgruntled journalist" after he leaked his Tribune Company password to hackers in 2010, and he's likely to be even more disgruntled now: He was found guilty on Wednesday of charges including conspiracy to hack and faces a maximum sentence of 25 years... More »

Teen Burned Alive Said Last Words to Firefighters

Hacking group Anonymous says gangs were involved in her death

(Newser) - The horrific case of a Mississippi teenager burned alive has spawned new developments, including talk of her last words, hacks by Anonymous, and the possibility of a mysterious second person. From around the Web:
  • Moments before Jessica Chambers was doused in flammable liquid and set ablaze in her car near
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Hacker-Turned-Mole Goes Free

Hector Monsegur, aka Sabu of LulzSec, became an informant

(Newser) - Hector Monsegur might well be the most hated man in the world of hackers these days, but he's also a free man as a result. A judge today let the 30-year-old Monsegur off with 7 months' time served, even though he faced up to 26 years in prison, reports... More »

Snowden Leak: UK Hacked Anonymous

...And may have shut down law-abiding websites in the process

(Newser) - UK intelligence once gave Anonymous and LulzSec a taste of its own medicine, hitting them with the exact kind of cyber attack they're infamous for employing, according to a new leak from Edward Snowden obtained by NBC News . A secret British intelligence outfit known as JTRIG (the Joint Threat... More »

FBI: Anonymous Has Been Hacking Gov't Computers

Hackers have been stealing sensitive information for almost a year: FBI

(Newser) - For almost a year, Anonymous hackers accessed US government computers, the FBI revealed this week. The so-called "hacktivists" found a flaw in Adobe's ColdFusion website-building software that allowed them to get into machines at the US Army, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, and likely... More »

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