Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Last week, on October 25, Hector Xavier Monsegur, better known as Sabu of the LulzSec hacker collective, should have been sentenced. However, his sentencing has been once again postponed.
The government has submitted another adjournment request.
“The Government respectfully submits this letter, on behalf of both parties, to request an adjournment of the October 25, 2013 sentencing date in light of the defendant’s ongoing cooperation with the Government,” the letter to Judge Preska reads.
Authorities have asked for the sentencing to take place on January 13, 2014 at 4:00 PM. Interestingly, it appears that the letter was written in haste since the date is misspelled as January 13, 2013.
Few people were surprised on Friday after learning that the sentencing was once again postponed.
Another LulzSec hacker, Jeremy Hammond, has revealed that the US government is using Sabu to hack various organizations, including foreign governments.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Anonymous hackers claim to have breached the systems of Mossos d'Esquadra, the police force of Spanish community of Catalonia. The targeted website is the one of the Catalan police union (spc-me.cat), from which they’ve leaked the details of several individuals.
The hackers claim to have gained access to a massive database. However, they’ve only leaked the phone numbers, emails, tax identification numbers (NIF) and ID numbers of 421 agents.
The attack targeted at the website is a form of protest against police violence. The hacktivists accuse Catalan law enforcement of killing an innocent individual.
The information published by the hackers on Pastebin has been removed. In the meantime, the website of the Catalan police union has been taken offline.
An investigation has been launched by the police’s computer crimes division, the organization’s representatives stated. Impacted individuals are being contacted.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Hector Xavier Monsegur, better known as Sabu of the LulzSec hacktivist group, should be sentenced today.
Monsegur should have been convicted a long time ago. However, since the government is still relying on his services, the decision has been delayed several times.
In August, the judge was asked to postpone the sentencing for October 25, 2013 at 2:30 PM “in light of the defendant’s ongoing cooperation with the Government.”
There’s a chance that the scenario will be repeated. On August 22, just before Sabu was supposed to be sentenced, another LulzSec hacker, Jeremy Hammond, revealed that the government was using Monsegur to “facilitate the hacking of targets of the government’s choosing,” including the systems of foreign governments.
Stay tuned to find out whether Sabu will finally be sentenced.
Update. Attorney Theodora Michaels has learned that Sabu will not be sentenced today. There are no additional details at this point.
A 12-year-old boy from Montreal, Canada, has admitted hacking government and police websites as part of an Anonymous operation that took place in 2012.
He is said to have hacked several commercial websites, the one of the Quebec Institute of Public Health, the one of the Montreal police, and the site of a government organization from Chile. The damage he caused has been estimated at around $60,000 (€41,700).
The young hacker, who hasn’t been named, is a grade 5 student. He has been passionate about computers since he was nine years old.
His actions were not politically motivated. Instead, he provided information to Anonymous hacktivists in return for video games, the Toronto Sun reported.
Authorities say he launched distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks, defaced websites, and leaked data from their servers.
He has pleaded guilty to three hacking-related charges. Others were also arrested in relation to the Anonymous attacks. However, the 12-year-old is said to be the one that helped the others penetrate the websites.
Hackers of the Anonymous movement have launched a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack against government.ru, the online portal of the Government of Russia. The attack comes in protest against the arrests of Greenpeace activists by Russian authorities.
The hackers reported that the government website went down on October 23 at 22 GMT +1.
“This TangoDown is in support of jailed GreenPeace activists who staged a protest against oil exploration in the Arctic Ocean last month,” the hacktivists noted.
The attack is also against the arrests of members of a Russian feminist punk rock protest group. The hackers say they support the rights of the LGBT community and they fight against police violence.
“Those who fight for equality are not terrorists! We ask FREEDOM for all!” they said.
At the time of writing, government.ru appears to be working properly.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Greetings fellow lulz!
Sailing a thousand miles, a thousand seas we cross them all internally, So today we present you Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine - first part of the massive release is dedicated to His Emminence - Ambassador of Ukraine to Azerbaijan – Alexander Mischenko – literally we managed to hack into Ukraine ISP EuroTraceTelcom and thus pwned all emails in the domain <
We started our release from Ukraine Embassy to Azerbajan because We are very much concerned about state of affairs in UKR AZERI relations in terms of Oil and Gas trade and we know that much of it has to do with Former Prime Minister of Ukraine – Tymoshenko “never to happen release” – Ukraine Government is so fucked up bullshitting Europe about it’s intentions to become a member of EU pursuing European Democracy Postulates – hell yeah they lie in such an arrogant manner – so to cut the crap short - Azeri oil groups have lotsa funky stuff related to Tymoshenko deals back in a day and Ukraine Embassy keeps lot of it in secret so we want them to start shake a little by making this public. Lotsa stuff in there related to Ukraine Naftogaz CEO Bakulin and his FSB affairs, Ukraine Ministers and Parliament, UAE and Azerbaijan Oil Groups, Military Cargo traffic and much more fun
Sche ne vmerla Ukraina!
We are Anonymous, We are Legion, We do not forgive, We do not forget
Greetz to our Fellaz in Ukraine, Greetz to all Anons and Lulz, high 5 to TPB
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Over the past few hours, Twitter has been buzzing with news regarding the @Anon_Central Twitter account, which has over 170,000 followers, being hacked by Sabu, the former LulzSec hacker turned FBI informant.
RT was the first to publish a post on the topic and a link to it almost immediately started circulating on Twitter. Many jumped to conclude that @Anon_Central wasn’t hacked by Sabu, but instead, it was owned by authorities right from the start.
In reality, the account wasn’t hacked. Its owner simply posted a couple of messages which read “hacked” and “hacked by Sabu.”
“So according to #RussiaToday, SABU is in a hacking spree of Anon accounts on twitter. wut?” @Anon_Central later wrote.
While it’s true that Sabu, or Hector Xavier Monsegur, is still cooperating with US authorities, it’s unlikely that he’ll start hacking Twitter accounts and writing “hacked by Sabu” on their timeline.
November 5 is a symbolic date on which hacktivists and activists from all over the world plan on protesting and marching for various causes. RedHack and some members of the Anonymous movement have teamed up for such a protest in Turkey.
According to individuals involved in the campaign, dubbed Operation Direnis (“direnis” is the Turkish word for “resistance”), there will be no defacements or data leaks. Instead, the operation focuses on activism that doesn’t involve cybercrimes.
“Both Anonymous and RedHack are not solely based on hacks, leaks or the exposure of corrupt officials. The very core of both groups are based on activism, in where upon protesting and rebellion is an act of not chaos or anarchy, but of justice, truth and liberty,” the initiators of the operation stated.
“We are here with you today to warn you of an operation that will either go down in history, or it will be forever forged in the stones of rocks, deep in the shadow and forgotten,” they added.
“It is up to the people of Turkey to make one final push to declare both their civil, human and political rights.”
Sunday, October 20, 2013
"On October 14, we demanded that Daisy's case be reopened and justice be brought to the boys. And even though our press release has been removed by YouTube for spam and other supposed 'community violations,' fear us as the Hydra; cut off one head, and two more will rise up to take its place. Our demands will be met. It's time for the 'good old boys club' to come to an end in Maryville."
Friday, October 18, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Hackers of Anonymous Venezuela have breached and defaced several websites of the Venezuelan government and military.
The list of targets includes the websites of the Bolivarian Military Technical Academy (etm.mil.ve and atmb.mil.ve), the Directorate General of Military Counterintelligence (dgim.mil.ve), the portal of Paez Hydrologic of the Ministry of the Environment (hidropaez.gob.ve), the Municipal Police of Vargas (policiamunicipalvargas.gob.ve), and the Aragua Police (policiadearagua.gob.ve).
In addition, the hacktivists have defaced the website of the University of Falcón (udefa.edu.ve), and the one of a non-profit organization called AVEGID (avegid.org.ve).
It’s worth noting that on the website of the University of Falcón, the hackers have placed a web-based DDOS tool that’s set up to attack the site of the Currency Administration Commission (cadivi.gob.ve), which is currently offline.
The attacks represent a form of protest against the country’s government.
At the time of writing, all of the websites are still defaced.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Hackers of Anonymous have leaked a large number of files allegedly stolen from the systems of Poland’s Ministry of Economy. More precisely, the data appears to come from the servers of the Trade and Investment Promotion Sections of Polish Embassies and Consulates (trade.gov.pl).
The hacktivists claim to have obtained information on all of the organization’s global offices.
“Basically, it’s Ministry of Economy that got pwnd – a tiny bit of it which was enough to wreck havoc inside their network. In this particular release we deliver Belarus office of this notorious organization which is engaged in industrial espionage through its offices located at Embassies of Poland worldwide,” the hackers wrote on cyberguerrilla.org.
“Basically all trade missions, no secret whatsoever are into spying but this particular office was stashed with internal reports by the polish anti-corruption bureau and its intelligence wing. Inside you will find accesses to VPNs, emails, databases and many more,” they added.
“We do not respect such actions by Veslav Pokladek of Poland and his puppies from the CBA so we deliver this leak.”
The hacktivists claim this is only a small part of the information they’ve obtained. They say they’ll leak information from each of the offices one by one.
Similar to past data leaks, the hackers have provided a small preview on imgur.com. The files published by Anonymous include emails, memos, and copies of passports and other identification documents belonging to citizens of Moldova and Ukraine.
A couple of days ago, the same Anonymous hackers leaked over 3,700 documents from the systems of Greece’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released a statement admitting that its email systems have been breached.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Hackers of Anonymous have leaked over 3,700 documents allegedly stolen from the A3 Directorate for Southeastern European Countries of Greece’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). The attack is part of an operation dubbed “OpGoldenDawn.”
“We all know how bad the situation in Greece today is, alongside the economic mayhem the government allowed Nazis from Golden Dawn to sabotage the integrity of entire country and European principles of freedom and moral,” the hackers said.
“Today we deliver first sucker punch in a series of jaw breaking leaks, to reveal the truth about the Greece government involvement in conspiracy to spy on us with the help of its ENISA and OSCE cybercrime units. Those responsible for arrests of our fellow lulz charged with OP Payback. 13 is a sacral number so we will deliver one punch to reach exactly that.”
The hacktivists urge their supporters to make copies of the classified, restricted, and confidential documents posted on cyberguerrilla.org to make sure they can’t be removed by “government cleaners.”
They claim more documents will be leaked in the future.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
This week Edward Snowden received the Integrity Award from the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence. These videos from the award ceremony are the first of Mr Snowden after being granted asylum in Russia.
The videos show Mr Snowden as he was given the award by Ray McGovern (ex-CIA) who said "Sam Adams Associates are proud to honor Mr. Snowden’s decision to heed his conscience and give priority to the Common Good over concerns about his own personal future. We are confident that others with similar moral fiber will follow his example in illuminating dark corners and exposing crimes that put our civil rights as free citizens in jeopardy.... Just as Private Manning and Julian Assange exposed criminality with documentary evidence, Mr. Snowden’s beacon of light has pierced a thick cloud of deception. And, again like them, he has been denied some of the freedoms that whistleblowers have every right to enjoy."
Also present at the ceremony was WikiLeaks journalist Sarah Harrison who took Mr Snowden from Hong Kong to Moscow and obtained his asylum. The previous award winners, all United States Government whistleblowers, Thomas Drake (NSA), Jesselyn Raddack (DoJ) and Coleen Rowley (FBI), were also in attendance. These videos were filmed on the October 9 and are released for the first time today.
Friday, October 11, 2013
The websites of the top five Russian banks, Sberbank, Alfa Bank, Gazprombank, VTB and the Russian Central Bank, have been victims of a series of DDoS attacks.
The actions of the hackers were directed against the websites of banks, non-banking services have been affected.
Caucasus The Anonymous group has taken responsibility for the fact.
Monday, October 7, 2013
The Global Intelligence Files, over five million e-mails from the Texas headquartered "global intelligence" company Stratfor. The e-mails date between July 2004 and late December 2011. They reveal the inner workings of a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal's Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defence Intelligence Agency. The emails show Stratfor's web of informers, pay-off structure, payment laundering techniques and psychological methods.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
A U.S. grand jury on Thursday indicted 13 members of the hacking group Anonymous over cyber attacks that were reported against government agencies, trade associations and others beginning in 2010, according to a copy of the indictment.
The indictment was filed in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, and charges the members with conspiracy to intentionally cause damage to protected computers as part of Anonymous' "Operation Payback."
Greetings world. We are anonymous. We are the people.
Governments of the world: take this message as your last will and testament. The game is officially over. Social media has given birth to something new. Now it's time to set the record straight. This video is intended as that spark that gets delivered straight into the hearts and minds of the world. This video is an idea – a shared idea – so listen very carefully and make sure you are sitting down.
On the 5th of November 2013, Anonymous call for a day of global civil disobedience. This time we target all government facilities across the globe. Calling all free thinkers: the time for civil disobedience is now. This time it also seems unions from around the world are supporting this action. The lion sleeps no more. Ask yourself this: where will you be when we make history? November 5th, 2013. Worldwide. Now it's a vendetta. Now it's personal. Now it's time to occupy everywhere. It's time to throw everything we have at November 5th. It's time to relight the flame of protest until our demands are met. Now it's time for our brothers and sisters of the awakening to take to the streets. Austerity means war.
Here's to the dreamers, the one's that stand for human freedom, the Occupiers, the people that change things. It's about solidarity, but more than that, it's about the people, the people we meet, the people of the world standing together for a common goal. Concerned by numerous ecological and social problems, we stand united. As long as there are young and idealist people that share the views of ultimate human freedom, there will always be hope for the world.
We are anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. On November 5th, 2013: EXPECT US.
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