Barrett Brown’s Case Could Destroy Online Journalism

By: Friday February 28, 2014 8:46 am

It seems the more the public learns about the Barrett Brown case the more confusion and anger there is at the misuse of the justice system. Which is likely why prosecutors successfully sought a gag order against Brown – the more people learn the less they support the government’s case. The government is pressing charges [...]

Jeremy Hammond Sentenced To 10 Years, Notes Sabu And FBI Helped Him Hack Foreign Governments

By: Friday November 15, 2013 12:10 pm

Today internet hacktivist Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to 10 years in prison for violating the archaic Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the same law used against Aaron Swartz. In his statement Hammond claimed FBI informant Hector Xavier Monsegur a.k.a. “Sabu” assisted and encouraged the use of “zero day exploits” against various governments. The presiding judge, [...]

Endgame, Inc: Inside The Company Inside Your Cell Phone

By: Tuesday July 2, 2013 10:30 am

The contractor the NSA pays to help hack your cell phone has an interesting history woven within the larger story of the explosive growth of cyberwarfare companies in the Post 9/11 era. The massive growth of the cyberweapons industry has been driven by governments, principally the United States, who in the name of defense have [...]

Are Anonymous The Heroes Of The Steubenville Rape Case?

By: Wednesday March 20, 2013 10:07 am

Questions still surround the Steubenville Rape Case even after the guilty verdict that sent two of the perpetrators to prison for years. David Zirin argues that without the involvement of hackers the case was set to be dropped. I really think that the heroes in this story are the hackers who got the photos out [...]

As Government Hypes “Cyberthreat” Private Companies Try To Cash In

By: Wednesday March 13, 2013 10:06 am

We don’t want the smoking gun to be a 404 message. Recently the White House and Pentagon have kicked their program to terrorize sow fear into the general population with the threat of “cyberterrorism” into high gear. In fact, now the cyber threat is a bigger threat than actual terrorism. Some even insist that instead [...]

Federal Reserve Was Hacked By Anonymous

By: Wednesday February 6, 2013 8:32 am

The Federal Reserve has confirmed that hackers penetrated the central bank’s security. The hackivist group Anonymous has claimed responsibility and has posted 4,000 bank executive credentials obtained from the hack. Anonymous appears to have published login and private information from over 4,000 American bank executive accounts in the name of its new Operation Last Resort [...]

Anonymous Hacks US Sentencing Commission In Response To Aaron Swartz Death

By: Monday January 28, 2013 6:04 am

Anonymous took control of the U.S. Sentencing Commission website Friday, January 25 in a new campaign called “Operation Last Resort.” The group cited the death of Aaron Swartz and the FBI cases against members of Anonymous as prompting it to action. Citizens of the world, Anonymous has observed for some time now the trajectory of [...]

Anonymous Emails Accuse BofA With Forced-Place Insurance Scam

By: Monday March 14, 2011 6:49 am

I have not been able to get into the Anonymous leak of Bank of America emails so far, but as I understand it, the source of the emails doesn’t work for BofA but Balboa Insurance, which used to be owned by them. And his claim is that BofA operated a large forced-place insurance scandal. Briefly, [...]

Anonymous Wikileaks Supporters Begin Assault on BankofAmerica.com

By: Monday December 27, 2010 10:25 am

Bank of America’s website isn’t loading for some customers at the moment, the victim of what appears to be another denial of service attack from supporters of Wikileaks. Greg Mitchell notes that the attack, known as #operationBOA on Twitter, started around noon. Here’s a countdown of the time since the DDoS attack began. It’s coming [...]

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