The Anonymous hacking group has added the website of the Syrian Ministry of Defense to its ever-lengthening list of victims, defacing it with a message in support of the anti-Government insurrection.
Overnight, visitors to the website were greeted with the logo of the Anonymous collective plus links to videos showing protests, with a message in Arab and English.
A week after 70 law enforcement agencies were defaced and attacked in what was known as Fuck FBI Friday, Anonymous and LulzSec have released another massive amount of confidential data, this time targeted at US police officers in what they're now calling Shooting Sherrifs Saturday.
Over 10GBs of information has been leaked including hundreds of private emails, password information, address and social security numbers, credit card numbers, informant details, police training files and more.
Members of Anonymous are developing a new attack tool as an alternative to the LOIC (Low Orbit Ion Cannon) DDoS utility.
The move follows a spate of arrests thought to be connected to use of the LOIC, which by default does nothing to hide a user's identity.
As 'promised' earlier this week via Twitter, Anonymous and LulzSec have released another treasure trove of documents, this time stolen from managed security services firm ManTech International, an FBI service contractor.
The nearly 400MB torrent released on The Pirate Bay titled Fuck FBI Friday III: ManTech contains a mix of XLS and Word documents mainly relating to NATO, which AntiSec claims clearly show how ManTech are wasting tax payer's money.
From the release statement:
Anonymous and LulzSec has PayPal in its crosshairs but this time it's using a legal strategy to battle the online payment processor.
The protest is in response to the 14 arrests that were made in connection with the DDoS attack against PayPal, specifically the arrest of Mercedes Renee Haefer, a journalism student at the university of Las Vegas who faces up to 15 years in prison and up to $500K in fines for allegedly participating in the attack. From the official press release: