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Three Anonymous Hackers Have Pleaded Guilty Regarding PayPal Hack

Anonymous is a major “hacktivist” group that fights for online freedom and is anti-censorship.  For example, Anonymous  cyber-attacked PayPal after they ceased funding for WikiLeaks, a whistle-blowing website that Julian Assange used to make confidential government documents  public.  PayPal has taken four alleged members of Anonymous to court for taking down their website using a cyber-attack.  PayPal alleges that those actions costed them 3.5 million British pounds or roughly around $5.58 million U.S.  Three out of four of the individuals have already entered a guilty plea.

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Anonymous To Go After Zynga Next

Anonymous is a group of hackers that is known for grouping together and taking down websites out of protest.  For example, the group took down the Virgin Media to protest The Pirate Bay censoring this past May.  Now the hacker group is targeting Zynga because of the recent round of layoffs at the social gaming company.

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Hacker Commander X Says Anonymous Has Access To Every Classified U.S. Government Database

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Christopher “Commander X” Doyon of the hacker group Anonymous recently gave an interview with The National Post. He was recently arrested for hacking a California government website. In the interview, Commander X claims to have access to every classified database.
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The Pirate Bay Believes Hackers Should Not Have Targeted Virgin Media


The Pirate Bay was not happy with the way that the Anonymous hackers responded to Virgin Media by launching a DDoS attack against them. Virgin Media and other United Kingdom ISPs will be blocking The Pirate Bay in an effort to curb illegal downloading. Ever since the order to block The Pirate Bay was announced, the website has launched a campaign of proxy servers called “The Hydra Bay,” which they have linked from their home page. They also gave instructions on how to create a proxy for the website that gets around the block that was created by the British ISPs.
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Anonymous Takes Down Virgin Media Website To Protest The Pirate Bay

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Hacker group Anonymous has taken down Virgin Media’s main website on Tuesday to protest the company’s recent cut-off from The Pirate Bay. Anonymous took down Virgin Media’s website with a denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, which takes down a computer or network by saturating requests to a target machine with external communication requests to the point where the servers cannot respond to legitimate traffic. This is what Virgin Media had to say:
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Anonymous Hacks Hundreds Of Chinese Websites


Anonymous is a group of activist hackers that have taken over hundreds of Chinese websites. An Anonymous China Twitter account was created late last month and was endorsed by YourAnonNews. The account now has over 500,000 followers. On some of the hacked websites, Anonymous gave tips on how to get around the “Great Firewall of China.” Here is the English version of a message that Anonymous left:
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Old School Hackers Condemning Actions Of Anonymous


Elinor Mills at CNET wrote a great article about what old school hackers think about the actions of Anonymous, a group of new school hackers. In December 1998, a U.S. based hacker group called Legions of the Underground had declared a cyberwar on Iraq and China to protest human rights abuse in those countries by disrupting their Internet access. However the hacker group Cult of the Dead Cow (cDc) and a few other groups issued a statement condemning the move.
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Anonymous Supporters Back Account Information Attacked


Supporters of the hacker group Anonymous known for willingly enlisting their computers to launch DDoS attacks against their enemies may have caused their personal banking information to be vulnerable in the process. The Megaupload raid angered the Anonymous hackers and they were ready to seek revenge on the government. However an unnamed hacker took the DDoS attack tool called Slowloris, which was popular with Anonymous and rigged it with Zeus Trojan malware. The Zeus Trojan malware tool is used for siphoning the online banking credentials of their victims.
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