An upcoming campaign announced by the hacking group Anonymous directed against the Internet's core address lookup system is unlikely to cause much damage, according to one security expert.
In a warning on Pastebin, Anonymous said last Thursday it would launch an action on March 31 as part of "Operation Global Blackout" that would target the root Domain Name System (DNS) servers.
If you were looking for a recipe for creating government websites that attract defacement attacks, the acquisition process that led to the creation of a set of recently hacked Federal Trade Commission sites would be a good place to start. Despite a raft of federal security regulations and guidelines for using cloud services, smaller projects often fall through the cracks of security oversight—just as they often do with outsourced marketing projects for large corporations.
The hacker group Anonymous is promising that Vic Toews “will be exposed for the hypocrite” he is.
In a video posted Friday, the group demanded that Toews scrap the Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act and step down as Safety Minister.
Online activist group Anonymous hacked New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully's private email account and used it to send messages mocking him, it was reported Wednesday.
The group breached McCully's email account last April after New Zealand passed laws cracking down on illegal file-sharing and threatening to disconnect repeat offenders from the Internet, the Dominion Post reported.
The web page of the Czech branch of the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) was this morning attacked by unknown hackers who damaged its operation, head of the Czech IFPI Petra Zikovska has told CTK.
Zikovska said the attack was likely to be connected with the ACTA anti-counterfeiting treaty. After the attack, the web page www.ifpi.cz had a modified form and was not fully operational, Zikovska said.