Anonymous hackers want the public’s help in hunting out and shutting down social media accounts and websites affiliated with Islamic State. “The more the merrier,” the loose-knit hacktivist group said in a message, which included links to how-to guides.
Jeremy Hammond, who is in prison for hacking servers of the private intelligence company Statfor and leaking its information to WikiLeaks, has been held in solitary confinement for more than six weeks and will stay there pending a prison investigation.
Anonymous group hacktivists are mounting a campaign to avenge a man “in a Guy Fawkes mask” shot dead by Canadian police in British Columbia on Thursday after being mistaken for a suspect. Cyber-attacks have already hit national police websites.
A new social network has been launched, vowing more transparency, security, and privacy than Facebook and other social media giants. It claims to encrypt all messages, shielding data from governments and advertisers.
Police in Vineland, New Jersey confirmed the identities of two officers involved in the March 31 death of 32-year-old Phillip White. They also confirmed a third policeman who was involved after they were outed by the hacker collective Anonymous.
Anti-Islamic ‘Reclaim Australia’ marches are planned for 16 major cities on Saturday. Opponents have lashed out at the event in social media, calling it ‘Nazi’, while activists claim they are guarding traditional Christian values.
An executive order signed by President Barack Obama gives the United States government the go-ahead to sanction suspected cyber-criminals with financial and travel restrictions amid a wave of high-profile hacks.
Anonymous has threatened Israel with “the electronic holocaust” which, the group vowed, would “erase it from cyberspace” on April 7 for “crimes” in Palestine. Anonymous planned yet another cyberattack for just over a week before Holocaust Remembrance Day.
At least two Los Angeles Police Department officers have had their personal information released on the internet, possibly in retaliation for the shooting of a homeless man on Skid Row. That man, known as Africa, may have stolen someone else’s identity.