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.
An Anonymous-related Twitter channel claimed Friday that the group had successfully taken down the CIA's public-facing website.
The CIA website reportedly remained inaccessible several hours after the attack, then appeared to be offline intermittently for the rest of the weekend, as well as on Monday, in the face of what appeared to be a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. Anonymous had previously been making a habit of targeting the FBI on Fridays.
The hacker group “Anonymous” released a video Friday threatening to begin a ‘reign of terror’ against Israel, in the latest round of cyber warfare between pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli hackers.
The video, which was posted on YouTube in the early hours of the morning, blamed Israel for committing 'crimes against humanity,' and criticizing it for its treatment of Palestinians.
Anonymous hackers have released data linking a Russian pro-Vladimir Putin youth group to an ongoing cyber campaign against opposition supporters.
Breaking via the Guardian, OpRussia saw the Russian cell of Anonymous upload hundreds of emails allegedly chronicling correspondence between Vasily Yakemenko and Kristina Potupchik between November 2010 and December 2012.
Hackers aligned with Anonymous have exposed hundreds of e-mail messages from the webmail server of Syria's Ministry of Presidential Affairs, the support ministry for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Among the exposed e-mail messages was a set of talking points for Assad's interview with Barbara Walters in December 2011.