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Castaway hacker guilty of sedating children's hospital computers

A self-styled Anonymous hacker who attempted to flee the US in a sailboat has been convicted of two felonies for his role in a 2014 distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on a children's hospital. A jury in the Massachusetts US district court found Martin Gottesfeld guilty this week on charges of conspiracy to …
Shaun Nichols, 2 Aug 2018

Alleged hacker Lauri Love loses extradition case. Judge: Suicide safeguards in place

It was ruled today that Lauri Love, the alleged hacktivist from Stradishall, Suffolk, should be extradited to the United States to face charges of crimes carried out as part of online protests following the suicide of Aaron Swartz. Handing down her judgment at Westminster Magistrates’ Court this afternoon, District Judge Nina …

Smut shaming: Anonymous fights Islamic State... with porn

Elements of the Anonymous hacking collective have switched tactics in a campaign against supporters of the self-style Islamic State by attempting to shame and humiliate jihadists by adding pornographic images to their social media profiles. The smut-smearing follows months of attempting to report jihadist profiles on social …
John Leyden, 16 Jun 2016

Anonymous whales on Denmark, Iceland with OpKillingBay DDoS

A pair of Akamai researchers are warning that entities using the name and iconography of hacker collective Anonymous will soon expand a six-year distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack campaign against Japan to other whale-and-dolphin-eating nations. The operation, dubbed KillingBay, is detailed in a report [PDF] and is …
Darren Pauli, 22 Apr 2016
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Alleged Anonymous hacker rescued off Cuba by Disney cruise ship

A man sought by the FBI for his alleged involvement in an Anonymous hacking campaign has been arrested after being rescued at sea. Martin Gottesfeld, 31, had been under investigation by the FBI since October 2014 after a hacking attack that April against the Boston Children's Hospital. The hospital was involved in a bitter, …
Iain Thomson, 19 Feb 2016

Anonymous floods Thai gov websites to protest backpacker murder case

Anonymous has blitzed Thai government websites in the latest phase of protests over the controversial conviction of two migrant workers for the murder of two British backpackers. Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun, both 22 and from Myanmar, were sentenced to death last month over the murder of Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24 …
John Leyden, 13 Jan 2016

Hacktivist pranksters stick it to the European Space Agency

Elements of Anonymous have taken time off from fighting adherents of Daesh (the so-called Islamic State) and trolling Donald Trump to attack the European Space Agency. Hacktivists dumped a schema of the ESA website (, along with data about registered users, collaborators, and subscribers, after hacking into the space …
John Leyden, 15 Dec 2015
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Clueless Anonymous asks the powerless to save dolphins

Persons using the name and iconography of online activist collective “Anonymous” (PUTNAIOOACA) are appealing to recently-dethroned world leaders to help them in a fight against Japan's dolphin slaughter program. PUTNAIOOACA operatives are currently running #opkillingbay, an effort to draw global attention to the annual dolphin …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Nov 2015
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Oz 'Anon' to spend a year in the slammer

The sentencing of a hacker claiming Anonymous affiliations passed with little notice in mid-October. The three-year sentence, handed down on October 15, has emerged via and picked up by IT News. Justin Michael Soyke, who went under the handles “Juzzy” or “Absantos”, was convicted on charges of unauthorised …
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Speaking in Tech: Anonymous’s ‘total war’ on ISIS – how effective can it be?

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie and Greg (with Sarah taking a well-earned rest) talk Netflix, net neutrality, Anonymous, Open Source and more. Our special guest this week is Justin Warren of PivotNine. And here are the details: (1: …
Team Register, 18 Nov 2015

CloudFlare CEO blasts Anonymous claims of ISIS terrorist support

Matthew Prince, CloudFlare's cofounder and CEO, has hit back at Anonymous, which claimed his firm backs ISIS by keeping terror websites up and running. CloudFlare is a content-distribution network: it acts like a huge sponge, soaking up deluges of internet traffic that would otherwise overwhelm small to medium-sized websites, …
Iain Thomson, 18 Nov 2015
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Hold on, France and Russia. Anonymous is here to kick ISIS butt

As world powers prepare to bomb barbaric ISIS into the medieval age it so dearly craves, in the wake of the Paris attacks Anonymous too has declared war on the terror group. Make no mistake: #Anonymous is at war with #Daesh. We won't stop opposing #IslamicState. We're also better hackers. #OpISIS — Anonymous (@GroupAnon) …
Iain Thomson, 16 Nov 2015

Merseyside DDoS daddy given eight months behind bars

A UK man has been given eight and a half months in prison for launching a series of distributed denial-of-service attacks in 2013. The Liverpool court gave Ian Sullivan the 34-week sentence for conducting more than 300 denial of service attacks on various government, political and financial sites in 2013. Sullivan admitted to …
Shaun Nichols, 13 Nov 2015
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'Anonymous' says anonymous KKK dump wasn't from Anonymous

The plan to out members of the Ku Klux Klan hatched by persons using the name and iconography of online activist collective “Anonymous” (PUTNAIOOACA) isn't going well. As we reported last week, PUTNAIOOACA peeps posted a Pastebin page in which they threatened to expose members of the KKK. Just such a list has since appeared, …
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Anonymous hack group plans to out anonymous hate group

Persons using the name and iconography of online activist collective “Anonymous” (PUTNAIOOACA) have threatened to out members of the Ku Klux Klan. In a Pastebin post PUTNAIOOACA operatives say “we will be revealing about 1000 of your klan member identities.” The motivation for the campaign appears twofold, with the Pastebin …
Simon Sharwood, 30 Oct 2015

It's official: Tor's .onion domains must be kept off the public internet

Software is forbidden from using Tor URLs ending in .onion on the public internet following the publication of RFC 7686, which makes the top-level domain a "special use" case. The cyber-veg also joins a very short list of names including .example, .invalid, .local, and .test that will not be added to the internet's root zone …
Kieren McCarthy, 28 Oct 2015

Anons blow Japanese airports off-course in dolphin cull protest

Hacktivist collective Anonymous knocked offline two of Japan's busiest websites in a protest against dolphin killings. Distributed denial-of-service attacks against Tokyo's Narita airport and Nagoya's Chubu airport left each largely inaccessible for about eight hours. Flights at both airports were unaffected, the Japan Times …
John Leyden, 22 Oct 2015

Alleged Anonymous-aiding journo's brief tells jury nowt's been proven

The lawyer representing a journalist accused of aiding Anonymous hackers informed a jury on Tuesday that the prosecution "had not proven the criminal charges it filed over the incident". Matthew Keys, the journalist, was indicted on three criminal charges in 2013, alleging (PDF) that he had provided Anonymous hackers with …

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