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‘Robin Hood’ cybersecurity group launched

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Security Without Borders is a new cybersecurity collective designed to help activists, journalists and human rights advocates protect themselves from targeted online attacks, by providing them with a group of volunteers who can assist them on security-related issues. These services are available free to organisations and individuals fighting against human… Read more »

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Femsplain blog attacked on International Women’s Day

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Femsplain, a community-style blog which encourages female contributors to write about their experiences, was hit by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on International Women’s Day. It’s not yet clear who was behind the attack on March 8th. DDoS attacks involve using many computers to flood a website or… Read more »

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San Francisco police’s private data leaked

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Hackers have launched another attack on a transport agency that cut off mobile phone services at San Francisco stations last week to prevent protests. BBC News reports that hacking group Anonymous announced on Twitter that the private data of 102 Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officers had been leaked…. Read more »

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Hacktivism creating ‘chaos and change’

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McAfee has cited the explosion of hacktivism, the evolution of mobile attacks and the continuing growth in unique malware samples as the top security trends of the past three months, according to a v3 report. The security space saw ‘chaos and change’, after groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec drew… Read more »

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Hacker group defaces Blackberry blog

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To many, BlackBerry is just doing its part in helping to capture some of the hundreds of vandals and looters who attacked shops across Britain last week by handing over information recorded on BlackBerry Messenger. To hacker group TeaMp0isoN, however, it’s a different story. The group recently defaced Blackberry’s blog… Read more »

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American security firm hacked by political group Anonymous

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HBGary Federal, an American security firm, has recently had its website hacked by the online activist group Anonymous. The group has been involved in a number of high profile online attacks recently, including strikes on Visa, PayPal and others after the companies withdrew their support from WikiLeaks. It gets worse…. Read more »

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