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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 »

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 »

On Korea War Anniversary, Hackers Hit Both Sides

Anonymous group involved

(Newser) - Today is the 63rd anniversary of the Korean War, and both Koreas found themselves under attack once more—cyberattack, in this case. Key North and South Korean government and media websites mysteriously went down for hours, the AP reports. Hackers from Anonymous had announced plans to attack North Korea, and... More »

Anonymous: We Hacked Australian Intelligence

ASIO says website lacks sensitive info

(Newser) - Anonymous claims its latest hacking target was Australia's domestic intelligence agency, known as ASIO. Australian news reported the site was down for a half hour this morning, and the agency says there were technical problems—but it adds that the public site doesn't host any classified information. Thus... More »

Anonymous Could Shutter Power Grid: NSA Honcho

Ability to launch attack is still a few years off, though

(Newser) - Hacking collective Anonymous has taken on the FBI and the CIA , among others—and soon the group could be making its presence known in your living room. The National Security Agency director warns that within the next one to two years, Anonymous could launch a cyberattack that results in a... More »

Anonymous Takes On Zetas Cartel

Hackers demand release of kidnapped member

(Newser) - Anonymous is getting truly ambitious: In its latest video, the hacker collective takes on Mexico's Zetas cartel. An Anonymous member wearing a Guy Fawkes mask speaks Spanish and uses Mexican slang in the video, translated by the Houston Chronicle , and threatens to reveal the cartel’s associates and businesses... More »

Anonymous Messes With NYSE

Tech attack on stock exchange website lasts only a minute

(Newser) - Anonymous didn't exactly "erase" the New York Stock Exchange website yesterday—but the group may have messed with it, for about a minute. Anonymous called on its supporters to launch a "distributed denial of service" attack, which overwhelms website traffic. The NYSE website slowed before becoming unavailable... More »

Anonymous: We're Gonna 'Kill Facebook' on Nov. 5

Attack is in the name of privacy, says warning

(Newser) - Anonymous says it is planning to destroy Facebook, “the medium of communication you all so dearly adore." The hacktivist group has posted a warning on YouTube announcing its plan to "kill" the site on Nov. 5, Business Insider reports. (The video is in the gallery.) The... More »

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