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Anonymous hackers use Konami Code to embed hidden game in Government websites

The suicide of internet activist Aaron Swartz has led to a spate of attacks on US Government websites. And in an interesting twist, their activity has focused around two mainstays of gaming history. Naked Security reports that Anonymous hacktivists first targeted the website of the US Sentencing Commission. Once completed …

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Anonymous threatens Zynga with fireworks night attack

Infamous hacker collective Anonymous has threatened to release confidential information about casual gaming company Zynga on November 5th. It is doing so, it claims, in response to the company’s outrageous treatment of their employees and their actions against many developers”. This presumably refers to last week’s closure of 13 of …

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Anonymous Sony hack claims are "totally fake"

For a few brief hours it looked like it might be PSNgate all over again. But it’s not the case. A Twitter user claiming to be a member of Anonymous last night claimed to have once again breached the security safeguards of the PlayStation Network. The individual claimed to have …

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Anonymous brings down Virgin Media site

Virgin Media’s website was forced offline for an hour yesterday after hacker collective Anonymous attacked the portal. The move was in response to Virgin’s decision to block access to The Pirate Bay for all of its UK customers. That decision came after the High Court ordered ISPs to do so, …

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Megaupload shut by US piracy officials

The digital world may be riding high following the high-profile global protests against SOPA and PIPA, but in the real world authorities have just claimed one of the largest piracy scalps. Late last night the US government shut down Megaupload, a site that allows users to host large files and …

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EA, Nintendo and Sony withdraw SOPA support

Three of gaming’s biggest companies have withdrawn support for America’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). EA, Nintendo and Sony had all previously backed the movement but their names have since disappeared from the official list of corporate supporters. The move comes as hacker group Anonymous released a video threatening to …

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Anonymous targets child porn sites

Just a few months ago it was the bane of many publishers’ existence, but now hacking collective Anonymous has set out on morally positive venture. The group has claimed responsibility for attacks on 40 websites that are being used to share indecent images of children. Furthermore, Anonymous has already published …

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Anonymous says it will ‘erase New York Stock Exchange’ from the net

Next Monday will be, in the words of a suitably anonymous video released by hacking group Anonymous, a day that will never, ever be forgotten”. That’s because on Monday Anonymous will erase the New York Stock Exchange” from the internet as part of the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests in …

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Arrests decimate LulzSec

A spate of arrests across the globe look to have silenced the anarchic digital voice that was once LulzSec. DailyTech reports that a number of police raids have seen the heart of the organisation torn out. The first major blow was the arrest of LulzSec chief ‘Topiary’ in the Shetland …

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Anonymous investigators arrest two in UK

The Metropolitan Police arrested two suspects today for conspiring to commit offences under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. The arrests were made as part of an investigation with the FBI, South Yorkshire Police and other law enforcement bodies into hacking groups Anonymous and LulzSec, and in particular the activities of …

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