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‘Anonymous’ puts central banks on notice, demands Bernanke resign

Decentralized protest group “Anonymous” has encountered many foes in the past: Sarah Palin, PayPal, the Church of Scientology, MasterCard, the Westboro Baptists and even the governments of Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, to name a few. But now, one of the group’s members has issued a call for perhaps their most…

Hacker group will release Bank of America emails Monday

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) – Anonymous, a hacker group sympathetic toWikiLeaks, plans to release e-mails obtained from Bank of America Corp early Monday morning, according to posts on the group’s Twitter feed. The group, unrelated to the document leak website founded by Julian Assange, said it plans to release documents exposing “corruption and fraud” at…

US probes ‘Anonymous’ hacker threat over WikiLeaks soldier

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Tuesday it had requested an investigation into a hacker group’s reported cyber threat against a military base that is being used to hold a US soldier suspected of giving documents to WikiLeaks. Pentagon spokesman Colonel David Lapan said the probe was requested after news that…

HBGary CEO Aaron Barr resigns amid ‘Anonymous’ scandal

The chief executive at data security firm HBGary Federal has resigned his job following a high-profile hack staged by online protest group “Anonymous.” Aaron Barr, the embattled CEO, made the disclosure yesterday speaking to ThreatPost, an online security blog. “I need to focus on taking care of my family and…

‘Anonymous’ targets the brothers Koch, claiming attempts ‘to usurp American Democracy’

The decentralized protest group “Anonymous” has a new target: no, it’s not a middle eastern dictator, a major bank or even a bit player in the military-industrial complex. It’s none other than tea party financiers Charles and David Koch, who were being targeted, an open letter stated, for their attempts…

Shirley Phelps-Roper: Lack of spanking to blame for ‘Anonymous’ hackers

Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper, who acts as a spokeswoman for the Westboro Baptist Church, said that groups like ‘Anonymous’ exist because parents no longer spank their children. The website of the Westboro Baptist Church, which has become infamous for picketing soldier’s funerals and carrying signs declaring that “God hates fags,” was…

Westboro Baptists claim to discover Internet’s purpose, much to the amusement of ‘Anonymous’

Members of Pastor Fred Phelps’ Westboro Baptist Church claim to have discovered the underlying purpose of the Internet: using it “to tell this nation & this world that your destruction draws nigh.” While it was unclear what they thought of other priceless online frivolities, such as lolcats or Something Awful, but there’s…

‘Anonymous’ hacks security firm that probed its membership‎

The online group of hacktivists known as “Anonymous” infiltrated the network and websites of an Internet security company after learning the company planned to sell information about the group to the FBI. The website of Washington DC-based HBGary Federal was hijacked Sunday along with the Twitter account of CEO Aaron…

‘Anonymous’ attacks Italian government site

ROME – Software hacker group “Anonymous” launched attacks Sunday against the Italian government’s website citing political grievances, ANSA news agency reported. “Anonymous” announced its distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) assaults earlier in the day, saying they were launched because “the political and economic situation in Italy has become unstable.” The website (www.governo.it)…

Egyptian police targeted protesters via social media

Egyptian police used the very instrument that sparked the recent anti-government rebellion, social media, to catch its youthful organizers, according to a published report. Gabrielle, a 25-year-old French-Egyptian property lawyer, told The Daily Mail in a recent interview that activists in communication with each other via the Internet have been…

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