Shhh, Don’t Tell Anyone! Mandiant Credits Anonymous with Helping Uncover China Hacking

By: Wednesday February 20, 2013 5:45 am

What the NYT won’t tell you, Huffington Post will — namely, that Mandiant’s researchers credit Anonymous with providing the big break needed to crack the case.

 

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Andy Greenberg, This Machine Kills Secrets: How Wikileakers, Hacktivists, and Cipherpunks Are Freeing the World’s Information

By: Sunday October 28, 2012 1:59 pm

It has been just over two years since Americans were really introduced to WikiLeaks. The high-profile releases of US State Embassy cables, war logs from Iraq and Afghanistan, and the “Collateral Murder” video turned the organization and its founder Julian Assange into a beat, which journalists or reporters were closely following. One journalist, who has closely tracked the organization and its founder, is Andy Greenberg of Forbes.

His book, This Machine Kills Secrets: How WikiLeakers, Cypherpunks and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World’s Information, covers what he describes as “a revolutionary protest movement bent not on stealing information but on building a tool that inexorably coaxes it out, a technology that slips inside of institutions and levels their defense against the free flow of data like a Trojan horse of cryptographic software and silicon.”

Update on WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning & the Arrests of LulzSec Hackers

By: Wednesday March 7, 2012 7:06 pm

For the past nine days, I have been live blogging the publishing of Stratfor emails by WikiLeaks allegedly obtained from Anonymous. I did not get a live blog post up so, before the day is over, here’s an update on some developments related to WikiLeaks, Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused whistleblower to WikiLeaks and the arrests of alleged LulzSec hackers yesterday.

Fox News and Hacker Attacks

By: Tuesday July 5, 2011 6:21 am

Rupert Murdoch’s empire was the subject of not one, but two, hacking stories this weekend.

Guardian: One-Quarter of All Hackers Are FBI Moles

By: Monday June 6, 2011 2:30 pm

The Guardian uses an eye-popping stat from a hacker journalist–that a quarter of all hackers are FBI moles–to cement a a story about the FBI infiltrating hacker groups.

WikiLeaks Reveals that China Already Knows What WikiLeaks Reveals

By: Thursday April 14, 2011 12:30 pm

Our government has apparently conceded it can’t keep its networks secret from China.

Anonymous Emails Charge Bank of America with Forced-Place Insurance Scam

By: Monday March 14, 2011 7:59 am

Forced-place insurance is this: when a homeowner doesn’t pay for homeowner’s insurance for their mortgage, the loan servicer must step in to buy an insurance policy for the homeowner. This policy is supposed to be of comparable worth, but in this scheme, the servicer will purchase insurance for the homeowner that costs ten times as much or more, get a kickback from the insurance company for buying such an expensive policy, and then charge the investors or even the homeowner for the insurance. And the servicer usually reinsures the insurance, which means this expensive policy will never face a claim.

Wikileaks Supporters Fight Back, Hack MasterCard, PayPal

By: Wednesday December 8, 2010 6:00 pm

With the worldwide coordination against Wikileaks, with the US Justice Department seeking prosecution and the State Department cracking down on its funding sources, with Julian Assange in jail and the press savaging Assange and Wikileaks (and inventing ticky-tack reasons to do so) for making them look bad, you just knew there would be a community-based response. And that’s what we saw today.

The Google Cyber Attack and the Terrorist Surveillance Program: Did China Hack into US Servers?

By: Thursday January 14, 2010 6:03 am

Does the Chinese Google attack impinge on the top secret US Terrorist Surveillance Program? It might.

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