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Are You Giving Hackers a Present This Holiday?

Adam Levin | Posted 12.08.2016 | Technology
Adam Levin

In October 2016, there was a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that caused serious traffic issues at major internet destinations like Amazon...

How Anonymous Is Fighting White Supremacy Online

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 04.27.2016 | Technology

White supremacists are taking a beating online from hacker groups. On Saturday, hackers from the groups Anonymous and Binarysec shut down the website...

Pre-Holiday Cybersecurity Checklist for SMBs

Jason Glassberg | Posted 10.14.2016 | Business
Jason Glassberg

The holiday shopping season is just around the corner, but businesses aren't the only ones that will be profiting from the uptick in consumer spending - cybercriminals will be making plenty of money too.

DDoS Attacks Have Graduated to Extortion

Dave Lewis | Posted 06.22.2016 | Technology
Dave Lewis

There are things in this world that are far less enjoyable than having your website knocked offline to be certain. That being said, it can have a massive impact to your day or that of a company trying to make a living by selling their wares online.

What It's Like to Be on a Bomb-Threatened Plane

Troy Johnson | Posted 11.30.2014 | Travel
Troy Johnson

I'm stuck in a metal box 10,000 feet in the sky and there might be a bomb under my seat. I'm somewhat surprised I'm not freaking out. I'm not sweating. There's pride in that. I would've pegged myself for more of a pants-wetter in crisis situations.

Hackers Bring Down PlayStation Network

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology

Gamers woke up to an unpleasant surprise on Sunday morning when hackers brought down Sony's PlayStation Network by way of a distributed denial-of-serv...

Cyber-Ransom and Online Extortion - 5 Ways You Could Fall Victim

Michael Gregg | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

Cyber-ransom is a relatively new crime on America's digital shores and it is spreading fast. While ransomware has actually been around for almost 10 years, it's mostly been limited to Russia and parts of Europe -- until now.

When A Heartbleed Strikes, It's Everyone's Responsibility

Jeffrey Lyon | Posted 07.01.2014 | Technology
Jeffrey Lyon

As the conversations surrounding the Heartbleed bug continue to multiply, and as is the case with any widespread security breach, individually, we are often left with a lingering question: Who caused this and who is responsible for fixing the problem?

Ryan J. Reilly

Avoiding Felony Charges Was Pretty Much The Best These 'PayPal 14' Hacktivists Could've Hoped For | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.05.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Eleven individuals charged with helping overwhelm PayPal's website in 2010 have reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors that could ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Loading Koch Industries Website Too Many Times In 1 Minute Just Cost This Truck Driver $183,000 | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Wisconsin man who, for one minute, took part in an Anonymous-sponsored effort to overwhelm the website of Koch Industries has been sen...

What Pirating Taught Me About Life

Brian Penny | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News
Brian Penny

I bought, sold, and traded every game, application, movie, and album I could find. In doing so, I saw the evolution of digital privacy.

NSA's Website Goes Down

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.25.2013 | Technology

The website for the National Security Agency went offline Friday, with unavailable during the early evening. On Twitter, accounts associated w...

Suspect In Biggest Cyberattack Will Be Sent Home

AP/The Huffington Post | HAROLD HECKLE and CIARAN GILES | Posted 04.29.2013 | Technology

MADRID -- A Dutch citizen arrested in Spain on suspicion of launching what authorities have called the biggest cyberattack in Internet history is expe...

Reddit Under 'Blatantly Malicious' Attack

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.19.2013 | Technology

On Friday, Reddit was hit with a DDoS attack, or distributed denial of service attack. A DDoS attack interrupts a website's connection, making the web...

One Of The Largest Cyber Attacks Ever Is Happening Right Now

AP / The Huffington Post | By RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 05.27.2013 | Technology

LONDON (AP) — A record-breaking cyberattack targeting an anti-spam watchdog group has sent ripples of disruption coursing across the Web, experts sa...

Anonymous Petitions White House

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 01.14.2013 | Technology

Members of Anonymous set up a petition on the White House official website Jan. 7 that asks the government to recognize DDoS as a valid form of protes...

Anonymous, GoDaddy and SOPA: A Warning of What's to Come

Dan Johnson | Posted 11.11.2012 | Technology
Dan Johnson

If a disruption of service for less than eight hours will make this big of a splash on the internet, as is the intent of recent cybersecurity legislation, imagine what a complete shutdown of the internet will do.

Gerry Smith

Within Anonymous, Members Find Security in a Collective Voice | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.27.2011 | Technology

Within the ranks of Anonymous, one member had crossed a line: He granted an interview to a reporter, discussing his role in the shadowy hacker group. ...

Tumblr Down: Who's To Blame?

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 07.09.2011 | Technology

A Tumblr outage has sparked furious Web debate: was it 4Chan's fault? Signs suggest the cause of the outage might be less benign. Gawker isolated a...

'Anonymous' Attacks Songwriters

Rick Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rick Carnes

The hacker group known as 'Anonymous' launched a denial of service attack on the website of Broadcast Music Inc. It misconstrues the history and service to music culture that BMI has performed over the last 73 years.

WordPress Hit With Massive Online Attack

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Blog host WordPress has been hit with the largest attack they've ever seen. According to a statement by founder Matt Mullenweg to CNET, WordPress...

Weekly Audit: Police Defy Order to Clear Protesters from Wisconsin Capital

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Monday afternoon, the Capitol Police in Madison, Wisconsin refused to enforce an order to clear the...

Libya and the Short of It

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan W. Silberberg

There has been a spate of recent stories about the problems with shorterners, long before the current problems heated up. Governments should take the mischievous component out of the equation.

Anonymous Shuts Down Tunisian Govt Websites After Violence and Web Censorship

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lisa Derrick

Websites run by the Tunisian government have been successfully targeted by Operation: Tunisia, a cell within Anonymous' Operation Payback, in a distributed denial of service action.

The F Word: Remembering Why WikiLeaks Matters

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

It can be sexy to talk about digital direct action, but tech activists and political activists, especially in the US, bring a tremendous amount of privilege to the table.