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Norton, a writer-activist who covered, among other things, the Occupy and Anonymous movements for WIRED in the 2000s, has been an outspoken voice for hackers, the open-source and free-speech communities, and people working on digital security and privacy. She has been a chronicler and target of ...
According to an analysis by the Japanese firm Trend Micro, 2014-16 was a particularly active time for the GRU hackers, which it calls Pawn Storm. ... In 2014, as Russia was in the process of finalizing its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, a pro-Russia "hacktivist" group believed to be a front for Fancy Bear ...

The UK's High Court of Justice quashed the extradition of activist and computer scientist Lauri Love because prison conditions could result in his death ... for the fair treatment of neurodiverse people, and for those of us who have drawn attention to the dire treatment of hackers and information activists in the ...
Love's lawyers had claimed the 33-year-old, who has Asperger's syndrome and suffers from depression, would face "medieval conditions" in the U.S. prison system, which is unequipped to support him, and argued that extradition would harm the alleged hacker's mental health and physical well-being.
June 14, 2016 - The Washington Post reports hackers working for the Russian government accessed the DNC's computer system, stealing oppositional ... During a presidential debate with Clinton, Trump questions whether the DNC cyberattack was carried out by a state-sponsored group or a lone hacker.
September 1, 2016 - During an interview with Bloomberg News, President Vladimir Putin says that he and the Russian government have no ties to the hackers. ... 2016 - During a presidential debate with Clinton, Trump questions whether the DNC cyberattack was carried out by a state-sponsored group or a lone hacker.

June 14, 2016 - The Washington Post reports hackers working for the Russian government accessed the DNC's computer system, stealing oppositional ... During a presidential debate with Clinton, Trump questions whether the DNC cyberattack was carried out by a state-sponsored group or a lone hacker.
GROSS: Some of the information you got for this part of your article came from texts to and from one of Manafort's daughters and a hacktivist group - that's hackers who are also activists and who hack for some kind of larger political or social motive. hacktivists had hacked her phone and gotten access to her ...
The digital age has provided activists and vandals with a completely different set of tools that have proved to be just as, if not more, effective than the traditional ... in global security, has just released its report: "Digital Vandals", which delves deep into the minds and methods of cyber vandals and hacktivists.
A Pakistani hacking campaign has defaced roughly 15,000 websites since it first gained traction in 2011, making it the leading so-called hacktivist campaign ... hackers could also increasingly blend web-defacement campaigns with forms of cyber crime or cyber espionage in order to leverage the sensitive ...
Remember the infamous Crackas with Attitude (CWA) hacking group? If you don't then these were the same hackers who hacked Verizon My FiOS account of James Clapper, the Director of US's National intelligence, the AOL account of CIA's chief John Brennan, email accounts of Obama's senior advisor ...
"Anonymous were never poised to be activists," Coleman said. "There was this big accidental turn that came about because they started going after the Church of Scientology. I decided to follow them because I was already working on a project about geeks and hackers and Scientology." She was doing ...
When it comes to motive, the insider threat could stem from something else: hacktivism. The security firm McAfee has a separate definition for this motivation: "Some hacker activists are motivated by politics or religion, while others may wish to expose wrongdoing, or exact revenge." Combine these trends ...
ISIS and its activists did well in using technology throughout the years. The organization made use of social networks, web forums, encryption technologies to recruit sympathizers, raise funds and seed terrorist attacks. ISIS sees its online presence as a tool for distributing its doctrine and document its ...
Online hacktivist organization Anonymous has threatened to carry out cyber attacks directed at the United States Federal Communications Commission in response to the agency's expected vote to repeal net neutrality protections Thursday. The disperse collection of hackers and activists have reportedly ...
Anonymous hackers often identify themselves in public by wearing Guy Fawkes masks as portrayed in the novel and film V for Vendetta. (Sabah File Photo) ... The infamous hacker network Anonymous has struck again, this time targeting the world's largest whaling industry in Norway. Norway is one of the ...
hackers hit Norway over whale hunts ... Norway has emerged as a top target of hackers and social activists known as "hacktivists." The reason: Norwegian whaling, which now is making a wide range of both public- and private -ector Norwegian websites vulnerable to hacker attacks that already have all but ...

7 (Xinhua) -- Several institutions in Norway have appeared on the attack list of the international hacktivist network Anonymous because of the country's whaling ... Anonymous, activists and other organizations annually organize several operations aimed at Norway, Iceland, Japan and the Faroe Islands.
Muslim hackers claim they have attacked ISIS's propaganda network and published a list of almost 2,000 subscribers' email addresses in the latest blow to the online "caliphate". After numerous cyber attacks and official takedowns targeting its Amaq "news agency", a message appeared on Friday night ...
A homeless, fugitive hacker has asked Mexico for asylum, according to Operation Golden Eagle, an operation run by a group from the hacking collective ... we can see that this Anonymous Operation is dedicated to the memory of Aaron Swartz - "that no more hacktivists will die at the hands of the USDoJ.
In 2600: The Hacker Quarterly a hacker going by the name Dr. G, poses an intriguing question: "What if hackers all over the world began to systematically locate and shut down any site used for child pornography, sex slavery or human trafficking?" Dr. G says hacktivists can practice their skills by taking out ...
To his supporters, Love's case is crucial in establishing a precedent to prevent the US government from pursuing disproportionate and unjust claims against hackers, particularly on foreign soil. "Lauri's case is critically important in determining the reach of America's unusually harsh punitive sanctions for ...
Members of the Anonymous hacktivist collective claim that neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer may have faked a claim that it had been taken over by hackers. Early Monday morning, web-hosting service GoDaddy announced it was removing the Daily Stormer after it published an article viciously insulting ...
The Aam Aadmi Party was founded in November 2012 by anti-corruption activists Arvind Kejriwal and Yogendra Yadav, among others. ... It wedded the social media game plan of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) with that of hacker-activist group Anonymous to make an impact in the virtual world.
Hours after the terrorist Islamic State (IS) claimed it was unhackable, Muslim hacking collective called Di5s3nSi0N hacked into the network and published a list of almost 2,000 subscribers' email addresses. This has come as one of the latest blows to the online caliphate. For the hacker collective, it was just ...
A homeless, fugitive hacker has asked Mexico for asylum, according to ... to the memory of Aaron Swartz - "that no more hacktivists will die at the hands of the USDoJ. ... activist -- and an operative within the Anonymous Global Collective. ... information activists, freedom fighters -- as well as people of good ...
More: hackers add rainbows, gay pride slogans to Islamic State accounts ... now leverage virtual settings to conduct activities and hacktivist groups. ... infiltrate systems and deface websites as part of their criminal activism.
John Gammell is accused of using a so-called "hacker for hire" service, ... Wrolstad said sophisticated hackers -- likely overseas -- sell time for average ... take their activism online, and we call them hacktivists," Wrolstad said.
hacktivists - that is, hackers attacking parties for activist-type rationales - have even taken down some sites when attacking other sites using the ...
There, she met Roland Dent, a young African-American activist affiliated with the Black Panthers. They married in 1972, and she dropped out of ...
But the illegal practice has been a hallmark of digital activism since the 1990s. ... Though illegal, groups like Anonymous and other hacktivists have argued DDoS ... Mitigation has the power to render DDoS an activist tool of the past. ... governments have largely agreed, and have thrown hackers behind ...
On the evening of Friday 25 January 2013, hackers who had broken into the ... by a group connected to Anonymous, the disparate hacktivist collective best ... been criticised by information activists for its prohibitively high access fees. ... While Love was involved in neither politics nor activism at the time, he ...
In the wake of the violence surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, VA. on Saturday, hackers have taken over a top neo-Nazi website. The Daily Stormer published a post denigrating Heather Heyer, the civil rights activist who was killed on Saturday when a far-right terrorist from Ohio used his ...
Members of the Anonymous hacktivist collective claim that neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer may have faked a claim that it had been taken over by hackers. ... an article viciously insulting the activist killed Saturday after a car hit a group of counter-protesters ... Hacker Takes Down 20 Percent of Dark Web.
Pro-ISIS hackers are as young and dumb as many other kids, new ... The goal was to identify "hacktivists" - social activists turned hackers; ...
Minnesota government database hacked by activist in protest of Yanez ... The hacker claimed he could impersonate a Minnesota government ...
Watch Dogs 2's hacker troupe, DedSec, is a combination of the witty ... Their manifesto, the Hacktivism Manifesto , was meant as a call to action for hackers ... new era of online social activism through hacker culture: hacktivism as we know it today ... While the activists are on the ground, doing the big work in ...
hacktivists, who blend hacking and activism for political and social causes, can lock up ... in August in Las Vegas at one of the world's largest hacker conventions. ... Early last year, hackers launched a cyberattack against the state of ... Online activists have successfully frozen government servers, defaced ...
And offline, hacker activities were much more unsettling to the international status quo. ... And online, activist hackers, often called hacktivists engaged in a long list of different .... Activism in particular was affected in two ways.
What's more, every successful attack such as CryptoLocker or WannaCry encourages other criminals or activist groups to copy them. The security community ... To this day, many enterprises lack the awareness and the capability to proactively hunt and detect hackers on their networks. This is why I believe ...
"The approaches and thinking we set out in this Manifesto can make a difference, and I can see a world where we will have put hackers out of business." ... The tools used by hackers, and their understanding of where there are vulnerabilities, are constantly evolving. ... Hacktivism is online activism.
He was known as one of the "good guys," an activist committed to progressive causes and the protection of digital privacy and human rights. ... I cannot express what it has been like to watch his star rise, to see him paraded around by tech and hacktivist communities as a defender of human rights and watch ...
The attack was attributed to Iranian hackers carrying out reprisal attacks on ... complex geopolitical and environmental issues tends to fuel activist agendas. ... activists, and hacktivists have in common: in seeking to disrupt the ...
In February of 2017, a hacker claiming to be from the group Anonymous targeted ... there's plenty opportunity for politically motivated hackers to involve themselves in ... itself Lolita City and issued instruction on a video for activist to aid in their operation. ... The result is a an informal community of activists.
June 14, 2016 - The Washington Post reports hackers working for the Russian ... was carried out by a state-sponsored group or a lone hacker. ... October 6, 2016 - DCLeaks, a self-described collective of "hacktivists" seeking to expose .... group of Black Lives Matter activists during the presidential campaign.
"hackers send out a ping across the internet that says 'show me everybody who ... Perhaps it's hactivism -- say you're a meat processing factory, you might think, ... Maybe animal rights activists, and they scramble your data.
Sam Esmail, the creator and showrunner of acclaimed-television series Mr. robot, said that the fascinating hacker culture is what prompted him ...
In the past, many hackers were in it for the thrills and for political reasons. ... four groups of cyber-threat activists that you need to be concerned with. ... nation states, hacktivists, and then those security incidents caused by what ...
He is also a political activist who has been accused of taking part in the hacking ... And that refusal led to an act of political protest involving hacktivists - one of ... Aaron Swartz was not the super hacker breathlessly described in the ... Stratfor, a private intelligence company, was spying on political activists).
Love is a technical specialist and a hacker in some regards based out of the UK. ... in a fair trial for an activist and is capable of providing what the western ... Based on your knowledge of how things have gone down with activists in the US, ... hacktivist activity, information transparency, activism or generally ...



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