A group of hackers calling themselves Cyberwarriors for Freedom attacked the official websites of the Eurovision song contest on Thursday, demanding that the host nation, Azerbaijan, cancel next week's competition.
Azerbaijan, a mainly Muslim ex-Soviet republic, won the right to host the contest by winning last year's event in Germany, and sees the competition as a chance to showcase the country. The grand final is scheduled for May 26.
Yesterday we revealed that The Pirate Bay was being targeted by a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack that disrupted the site’s activity in a number of locations worldwide. As we suspected, Anonymous didn’t have anything to do with the attack.
“YES The Pirate Bay is down. YES it's under DDoS attack. NO we don't know who from. We'll update as we hear more,” read a tweet posted on YourAnonNews.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 14 May 2012 – Sogeti Nederland B.V. has just announced the first ever Social Engineering and CTF Challenge (#SSEC2012) in Europe. Hosted at the third annual HITB Security Conference on 24th - 25th May at Okura Hotel in Amsterdam, the challenge will see participants putting their social engineering skills to the test in a series of fact-finding phone approaches aimed at Dutch companies.
Anonymous has been meek and quiet since the great Sabu treachery, failing to even threaten much of anything. But in a new interview, one of the group's last remaining leaders says Anon has a nuclear card up its sleeve.
Christopher "Commander X" Doyon, whose name is public because he's been busted for hacking a California government website, sat for an interview with the National Post. The exchange circles mostly around Doyon's exile in Canada, where he's hoping to dodge the wrath of American feds. But he ends on one particularly ominous and/or laughable note:
Hackers shut down a United States online video company on Wednesday that was being used by Russian activists to stream live video of protests in Moscow, prompting the company’s leaders to launch a Russian-language version of the site.