Tag Archives: hacktivists

CFTC Admits We Need Tougher Cybersecurity Rules

May 03, 2013
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Twitter has been a hot topic of the latest hackivism activities in the US. Most recent attacks affected CBS News accounts and the Associated Press. A fake tweet from the AP, claimed an explosion at the White House resulting in a financial snowball effect that lead the Dow Jones to …

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Anonymous Strikes Israel Websites

Apr 08, 2013
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Another Anonymous cyberattack has been claimed by the group and this time directly at the Israel government.  The group tweeted about the attack April 7th, cliaming billions of dollars in damage and disruptions. The hackivist group not only hacked facebook and twitter accounts, but also affected official websites such as …

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AmEx Fell Victim to Massive DDOS Attack

Apr 04, 2013
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Credit card giant American Express fell victim to a massive denial of service attack, this past March 28th. The website shut down for at least two grizzly hours, which can mean millions in lost revenue. The group responsible for the attack calls themselves, ‘the cyber-fighters of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam’,  group. …

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