26 Sep 2022

Details of Over 300,000 Russian Reservists Leaked, Anonymous Claims

Hacktivist group Anonymous claims to have leaked the personal data of roughly 300,000 individuals mobilized by the Russian government to fight against Ukraine. The group posted a message to Twitter last week alleging that it was able to hack into the website of the Russian Ministry of Defense and leak

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01 Jun 2022

Anonymous Claims Attacks Against Belarus for Involvement in Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Spid3r, an organization affiliated with Anonymous, claims to have launched attacks against the government of Belarus in retaliation for the country’s perceived support of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and subsequent ongoing military conflict. The group announced its moves on Twitter, stating that it was targeting government websites associated with the

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20 Apr 2022

Cyberattacks On Russian Targets Jumped 5X After Invasion Of Ukraine

Russia is now the most-attacked country in the world and Russian citizens, who make up less than 2% of the global population, now constitute almost a fifth of all cyberattack victims. In fact, five times more Russian accounts were breached in March than in January as cyberattacks have ramped up

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02 Mar 2022

Global hacking group Anonymous launches ‘cyber war’ against Russia

The murky online group known as Anonymous appears to be wading into the Ukraine-Russia conflict by declaring it is at cyber war against President Vladimir Putin and the Russian government. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a Twitter post from an account named “Anonymous” — with 7.4 million followers and nearly 190,000

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25 Feb 2022

Anonymous Wages War on Russia

Back in December, we provided coverage and analysis of the first meeting of the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Administration (CISA) Advisory Committee.  We noted then that CISA Director Jen Easterly and Def Con Founder Jeff Moss (a CISA Advisory Committee Member) at the meeting were less concerned with collaboration with the business community and, instead, prioritized messaging and outreach to the hacker and research community.

The Russian Invasion of Ukraine has now changed everything in this calculus of how best to “ignite” and perform outreach to the community.  Here’s how.

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03 Jun 2020

Hackers and hucksters reinvigorate ‘Anonymous’ brand amid protests

Anonymous is well known for its effective hacktivism through Denial of Service DDoS attacks that make strong statements and temporarily shut down sites and payment processors. The group has been off the grid for roughly three years but has since been accredited for cyberattacks against the Minneapolis police department and

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01 Jun 2020

Anonymous Hackers Threaten To Expose The Many Crimes Of Minneapolis Police

A well-known hacktivist group by the name of Anonymous has allegedly resurfaced over the weekend, claiming to have secret information on pressing government controversy, as well as taking the Minneapolis PD website offline. The actions were taken in the wake of widespread protests over the death of George Floyd on

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30 Oct 2018

Anonymous hacks Gabon’s government websites

Anonymous claimed the recent hack of over 70 Gabon government websites, citing the dictatorial government as the reason and target. The current government of Gabon has been controlled by the family of current President Ali Bongo for almost 50 years. The country saw elections on Saturday, with the current administration

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22 Jan 2012

Hacker group Anonymous takes down major website

“It appears the hacker collective Anonymous has struck again. This time, the hack took out CBS.com and UniversalMusic.com as well as several websites outside the country. According to several internet blogs and a post on the hacker group’s twitter feed, the entire CBS website was reduced to just a single

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