Anonymous claims PayPal hack on Guy Fawkes Day

Update: PayPal has responded to the alleged breach by saying an internal investigation finds no evidence to support Anoymous' claim of stolen passwords. Other reports on the Web now indicate a different payment

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Ottawa’s small defence firms band together to take on industry gorillas

Small Ottawa-based tech firms carving out niches in the defence and security industry are organizing to work together to access global markets, educate the military about their products, and compete against the big

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Virgin Media taken offline by Pirate Bay Web attack

Virgin Media suffered a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on its website at the hands of The Pirate Bay supporters yesterday.The Virgin Media website was taken down during the DDoS attack, which

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 9th, 2012 Anh Nguyen

Move over Anonymous, make way for The Unknowns

The latest shadowy hacker group to strike is calling itself The Unknowns, and they're bragging they've hacked NASA Glenn Research Center, the U.S. Air Force, the European Space Agency and others, posting some

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 3rd, 2012 Ellen Messmer

Path mobile app updated to improve user privacy

Social networking service Path has upgraded the security of its mobile application in apparent response to a recent outcry over its data gathering practices. In a brief blog post , Path said that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 4th, 2012 Jaikumar Vijayan

LulzSec members arrested after leader snitches on them: report

The suspected mastermind of the LulzSec hacker group has reportedly confessed to their alleged crimes and helped authorities arrest and build a case against his fellow cyber criminals.Unsealed court papers filed in New

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 6th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Anonymous

Organizations that look to protect themselves against attacks launched by the Anonymous hacktivist collective should make sure that their Web applications are secure before deploying anti-DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) solutions, says security firm Imperva

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 27th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Startup brings juicy gossip to Facebook

If you live with a teenager, probably the last thing you think they need is another way to gossip about their friends. But that’s what the developers of Gosspiz! plan to offer them

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 20th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Anonymous not behind vulgar Facebook spam attack: researcher

The recent spam attack that planted pornographic images on Facebook was not the work of Anonymous, a security researcher said Thursday.On Tuesday, Facebook confirmed what it called"a coordinated spam attack" that resulted in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 18th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

3 tips to revitalize Anonymous

By Robert McMillan Has the Anonymous movement reached a midlife crisis?   There's no question that the loosely confederated collective has gained members and attention over the past year, for computer attacks on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 8th, 2011 IDG News Service

LulzSec disbands, joins forces with Anonymous

The decision by computer hacking group LulzSec on Saturday to fold operations may be helping another online group, Anonymous, which stepped up attacks over the weekend. Members of LulzSec appear to have rallied

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 27th, 2011 James Niccolai and John Ribeiro

Anonymous ‘warring with God’ says hacked church

A Twitter message from Monday suggests that a self-proclaimed "hacktivist" using the handle The Jester may have been responsible for knocking the controversial Westboro Baptist Church offline . In the message , the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 24th, 2011 Jaikumar Vijayan

WikiLeaks finds friends with Pirate Party of Canada

Elections Canada is being asked to decide whether a federal political party can host a WikiLeaks mirror after a request made Dec. 16. The Pirate Party of Canada (PPCA) is seeking to support

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 20th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Operation: Payback attacks can be tracked down

People using a tool to conduct distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks against other websites in support of WikiLeaks can easily be traced, according to computer security researchers.Thousands of people have downloaded the "Low Orbit

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 14th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk