There was a cross country US raid conducted by the FBI on Tuesday. Unfortunately, since the initial sweeps, reasons to doubt that the raids having an impact on Anonymous have been cropping up.
In the flurry of news stories surrounding the AntiSec movement yesterday, one report stuck out for us. The report said that tFlow, a high ranking member of LulzSec, was arrested in the UK and facing extradition to the United States.
The revolutionary social music platform edges closer to legitimacy by striking a licensing deal with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, but will the RIAA still manage to kill anything that smacks of innovation? Turntable.
Recently, after the raids of several homes conducted by the FBI, LulzSec and Anonymous released a joint statement saying that the threats by the FBI against them does not sway them and that they are “not going anywhere”.
Yesterday, we discussed the large sweep by the FBI, arresting anywhere between 14 and 16 people (reports have been conflicting on the actual number). In our initial report, we weren’t exactly able to find any evidence that the hackers that were arrested were high ranking members in Anonymous.
Reports are surfacing that suggests that the FBI has executed a massive sweep across the United States, allegedly arresting members of hacking group “Anonymous”. While one name was released so far, it’s unclear exactly which members were arrested.
A while back, LulzSec bid farewell to the world as an entity. Now they are back and the first thing they attacked was parts of the Rupert Murdoch empire. In a rather amusing turn of events, LulzSec has come back and hacked British tabloid, The Sun. “TheSun.co.
We’ve already heard from law professors who disapprove of the PROTECT IP act, now security experts are also lining up to oppose the PROTECT IP act for the simple reasons that it would destabilize the internet and harm cyber security efforts.
It’s the latest hacking of a public institution in the United States. The United States Eastern District court of Tennessee has had their website hacked by P0keu. User names and passwords have been posted to PasteBin. P0keu has done numerous hackings in the last little while.
He is a 54 year old school teacher. He is also one of the first number of people to receive multiple notices from HADOPI for copyright infringement. He also doesn’t know how to download pirated copies of copyrighted works and says that he was the victim of WiFi hacking.
Some interesting things coming out of Australia this week. It seems that AFACT (Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft) is attempting to pressure ISPs into implementing a three strikes law for Australian internet users. That has the Australian Pirate Party crying foul.
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the world’s largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization has issued a report that explicitly states that a three strikes law is a disproportionate response to dealing with copyright infringement.
New Zealand is one of the countries that have the oppressive three strikes law. It hasn’t taken effect yet, but AFACT, a local copyright lobby, is demanding that ISPs pay for all of the enforcement costs. There was an interesting development that occurred in New Zealand recently.
MT.gov. It’s the official state government website. It features resources and, as it turns out, security vulnerabilities. Abhaxas apparently posted the results of his hacking to Pastebin.
It may have been the most controversial name in the entire copyright debate, but a report is saying that you won’t be able to call it by its standard name anymore. The Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) has reportedly changed it’s name to Music Canada.
In a way, it’s surprising that Canada is still talking about Usage Based Billing. Yet, here we are today with the CRTC (Canada’s regulator for industries like this) holding hearings on ISPs pushing to make sure Usage Based Billing is permitted in the marketplace.
There’s been rumblings for a while for the US to have it’s own 3 strike law, but many thought that it wouldn’t happen given the implications. Much to the dismay of many, it appears that ISPs and the entertainment industry in the US have agreed to a 6 strike regime.
Previously, Anonymous leaked numerous Turkish government websites to ThePirateBay. Now, the collective has taken to hacking and dumping content of Booz Allen, a military and government IT consulting organization.
Filesharing is certainly widely practised. People certainly do share files religiously. FileSharing is a regular part of people’s lives. Does that make filesharing a religion though? Apparently not as far as Swedish authorities are concerned.
Previously, Anonymous posted several Turkish government websites to ThePirateBay. Now, they are posting content of FBI contractor IRC Federal to ThePirateBay. Apparently, as part of their “Fuck FBI Friday” campaign, Anonymous has posted content from IRC Federal.