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  • Hacker group Anonymous threatens cyber attack on FIFA World Cup sponsors May 31, 2014

    Sao Paulo: The hacker group Anonymous is preparing a cyber-attack on corporate sponsors of the World Cup in Brazil to protest the lavish spending on the soccer games in a country struggling to provide basic services, said a hacker with knowledge of the plan on Friday. Earlier this week, Anonymous attacked...
  • Bomb scare at Delhi airport's domestic terminal February 11, 2014

    Security personnel at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Tuesday went into a tizzy after a bomb threat call was received by an airline at its airport office. An anonymous caller rang up the airline Spicejet at around 1730 hours and told the staff that there was a...
  • 'Anonymous' hackers in PayPal DDoS attack plead guilty December 8, 2013

    San Francisco: A group of 13 defendants who had been charged in a cyber attack on PayPal's website pleaded guilty and admitted to the December 2010 attack over PayPal's suspension of WikiLeaks accounts. The pleas took place in a California federal court on Thursday and were announced on Friday by the...
  • Anonymous hackers secretly accessed US government computers, warns FBI November 16, 2013

    Boston/San Francisco: Activist hackers linked to the collective known as Anonymous have secretly accessed US government computers in multiple agencies and stolen sensitive information in a campaign that began almost a year ago, the FBI warned this week. The hackers exploited a flaw in Adobe Systems Inc's software to launch a...
  • 12-year-old boy concedes hacking govt sites for Anonymous in exchange for video games October 27, 2013

    New Delhi: A 12-year-old boy has reportedly admitted to breaking into many government and police websites during the student uprising in spring 2012, causing damage worth $60,000 to the sites. He confessed that he was working in the name of the hacker-activist group Anonymous, reports Toronto Sun. The boy pleaded, who...
  • BSF effort to tackle alcohol misuse and abuse October 2, 2013

    To address the problem of alcohol misuse and abuse in the force, the BSF,on Wednesday, launched a week-long alcohol de-addiction programme in association with Alcoholic Anonymous. BSF's Guwahati Frontier Inspector General S K Srivastava, inaugurating the programme, said so far "our approach to treating alcohol abuse tends to be old-fashioned and...
  • NSG officer under probe for talking to an anonymous Pak caller March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Just 24 hours after a Home Ministry staff came under the radar for passing on sensitive information, there are more leads coming in. Now a senior officer of the National Security Guards has come under probe for speaking to an anonymous Pakistani caller. The caller wanted operational details of...
  • Women alcoholics should seek help: Aamir Khan January 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has expressed the need to address the issue of alcoholism in women and appealed that those in distress should seek help. "I think in India the problem is more complex....There are so many modernistic issues associated with drinking that women would be afraid to even...
  • Hacker-activist group Anonymous hacks US govt website January 27, 2013

    Washington: Hackers sympathetic to the late computer prodigy Aaron Swartz claimed on Saturday to have infiltrated the website of the US Justice Department's Sentencing Commission, and said they planned to release government data. The Sentencing Commission site, www.ussc.gov , was shut down early Saturday. Identifying themselves as Anonymous, a loosely organized group...
  • BSNL's website hacked by Anonymous India December 14, 2012

    New Delhi: State-owned telecom firm BSNL's Website was hacked on Friday by a group that demanded withdrawal of section 66 A of the IT Act. The Website 'www.bsnl.co.in' was quickly restored. The group Anonymous India said that it hacked the website in support of activists Aseem Trivedi and Alok Dixit,...
  • Anonymous targets Israeli websites over Gaza war November 20, 2012

    Jerusalem: A concerted effort of millions of attempts to cripple Israeli websites during the Gaza conflict has failed, Israel's finance minister said Monday, claiming that the only site that was successfully hacked was back up within minutes. Cyber security experts said that such hacking attempts have become a new aspect of...
  • Anoymous threatens to shut down Zynga, Facebook on Nov 5 October 29, 2012

    New Delhi: After the gaming giant Zynga, known for Facebook games Farmville and Cityville, announced its plans to sack 5 per cent of its employees, the online hacktivist group Anonymous has threatned to take down Zynga and Facebook on November 5. Anonymous is targeting Zynga for the "outrageous treatment" of their...
  • Operation Pirate Bay: Hackers strike against Swedish websites October 4, 2012

    Stockholm: Hackers have struck at least two Swedish government-affiliated websites, shutting down one of them in a denial-of-service attack and leaving links to profane messages on the other. The attacks come just days after police on Monday raided a Stockholm-based webhosting company, PRQ, and a video was posted on YouTube -...
  • Pirate Bay website up after extended downtime October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: BitTorrent indexing and search website Pirate Bay appears to be up after an extended downtime that had left many users anxious. The website had become unaccessible following a raid on the Swedish hosting company PRQ by the Swedish government on Monday. PRQ, which was founded by Pirate Bay...
  • Pirate Bay website goes down; Anonymous retaliates October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The popular torrent website The Pirate Bay is unaccessible following a raid on the Swedish hosting company PRQ by the Swedish government on Monday. The raid on PRQ disabled many file-sharing and streaming sites including the widely used - The Pirate Bay. PRQ, which was founded by Pirate...
  • A website that tells you all about your office in advance October 1, 2012

    Melbourne: Know everything about your workplace even before you join! While considering applying for an advertised position, job seekers in Australia can now read anonymous reviews of their potential workplaces on a new website. The website allows potential employees to easily access what a workplace is like before they go there,...
  • AntiSec hackers leak 1 million Apple UDIDs September 4, 2012

    New Delhi: In an apparent breach of an Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent's laptop by hacker group AntiSec over 1 million Apple unique device identifier numbers (UDID) were posted online. The UDIDs were reported to be stolen from FBI special agent Christopher Stangl's laptop. Earlier this year Stangl was one...
  • Anonymous hackers take down Samajwadi Party website August 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Anonymous India hackers targeted the official website Samajwadi Party in response to the party's Member of Parliament Ram Gopal Yadav demanding a ban on social networking websites. Yadav was participating in a debate in the Rajya Sabha on rumours triggering panic over ethnic violence in Assam that is...
  • What Alcoholics Anonymous is, what it does July 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Ever since the coordinates of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) were aired on the Aamir Khan-hosted Satyamev Jayate, the AA office phones have been continuously ringing and their website has crashed because of an unprecedented spurt in traffic. But not many in India know about the entity and the help...
  • Anonymous India to use RTI to fight censorship June 13, 2012

    New Delhi: After a spate of attacks on a number of Indian websites and a ground protest event on June 9, that evoked lukewarm response, hactivist group Anonymous Operation India has chosen the Right to Information Act (RTI) as the latest tool in their battle against Internet censorship. Anonymous India is...
  • Anonymous India's street protest today June 9, 2012

    New Delhi: After launching attacks on a number of websites in protest against Internet censorship in India, hacker group Anonymous Operation India is taking to the streets on Saturday. Ground protests have been planned in 18 major cities across the country. In Delhi the protest is at Jantar Mantar from 4:00...
  • Anonymous hackers take down MTNL website June 7, 2012

    New Delhi: A hacking group said it attacked the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) website, accusing the company of censoring content on the Internet. The corporate website of MTNL, which caters to the major Indian cities of New Delhi and Mumbai, was down for at least six hours. A post on...
  • Anonymous India plans June 9 protest May 25, 2012

    New Delhi: After launching attacks on a number of websites in protest against Internet censorship, hacker group Anonymous Operation India is planning a more traditional way of protest. Anonymous India announced its plans in an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) press conference and also posted a YouTube video to promote the protest....
  • Transcript: Anonymous Operation India press conference May 25, 2012

    Anonymous Operation India, the hacker group apparantly behind recent attacks on a number of Indian websites in protest against the government and court orders to restrict access to certain websites had invited the media to join them on a Internet Relay Chat press conference on Friday. The hacking group alleged...
  • Indian ISPs block websites; hackers retaliate May 17, 2012

    New Delhi: A number of Internet service providers had blocked access to popular video sharing websites such as Vimeo and DailyMotion as well as major torrent search services including The Piratebay and isoHunt apparantly following a court order obtained by Copyright Labs, a Chennai-based online anti piracy service provider. According to...
  • 'Anonymous' hacks SC, Congress websites May 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Hackers Anonymous on Thursday hacked the Supreme Court of India (supremecourtofindia.nic.in) and the All India Congress (aicc.org.in) websites. According to a report on thednetworks.com, Anonymous cited internet censorship as the reason for hacking the two Indian websites. This comes after torrent sites like The Pirate Bay and Vimeo have...
  • Anonymous plans more attacks against China sites April 9, 2012

    Shanghai: The activist hacker group Anonymous plans to launch further attacks on Chinese government websites in a bid to uncover corruption and lobby for human rights, a member of the group said on Monday. Anonymous, a loosely knit group that has attacked financial and government websites around the world, hacked into...
  • Hackers claim attack on UK Home Office website April 9, 2012

    London: Britain's Home Office said Sunday its website was temporarily unavailable overnight, and hackers are claiming responsibility for shutting it down. The hackers also claim they attacked Britain's Ministry of Justice website Saturday night and warned of further attacks every Saturday to come on UK government websites. The alleged hackers - who...
  • Modi tops 'No' list in Time magazine poll April 9, 2012

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has finished third in the Time magazine's global poll on the 100 most influential people. The two who got ahead of Modi are a group of hackers called Anonymous and anti-piracy law champion Eric Martin after a nail-biting finish. However, what may have disappointed Modi...
  • Hackers shut down British Home Office website April 8, 2012

    London: Hackers have reportedly attacked the website of the British Home Office, shutting it down for at least one hour on Saturday night. The attack, which hacking group Anonymous had pledged to carry out days before on Wednesday, left the website offline with a message reading, "Due to a high...