lukehopewell1 writes “After the threats, admissions and delays, hacktivists protesting a data retention scheme proposed by the Australian Government’s National Security Inquiry have begun dumping data gleaned from an Australian telco — presumably AAPT. Anonymous is in the process of dumping government and business customer data onto Pastebin for the world to see under the guise of Operation Australia. This episode is far from over, however. We’re likely to see more data trickle out over the coming days, considering that the group has promised 40GB worth of leaks.”
Source: Anonymous Dumps Australian Telco Data Online
Categories: slashdot Anonymous, Australia, Australian, australian government, australian telco, business customer, data retention, Government, lukehopewell, pastebin, telco
writes “Tens of thousands of Twitter accounts have been compromised in a recent hack attack in which more than 55,000 passwords were leaked and posted to Pastebin by anonymous hackers. Most of the accounts supposedly belonged to spammers, and there were many duplicate entries, Twitter officials pointed out. However, to play it safe, you should probably change your Twitter password ASAP.”
Source: 55,000 Twitter Accounts Hacked, Passwords Leaked
Hkibtimes writes, quoting the International Business Times: “The Anonymous hacking collective has landed in China, home of some of the most tightly controlled Internet access in the world, and defaced hundreds of government websites in what appears to be a massive online operation against Beijing. Anonymous listed its intended institutional targets on Pastebin and has now attacked them.”
Source: Anonymous Claims To Have Defaced Hundreds of Chinese Government Sites
Categories: slashdot Anonymous, Beijing, business, business times, China, defaced, Government, government sites, government websites, Hkibtimes, International, pastebin
First time accepted submitter anonimim writes “Pastebin and Tinyurl have been blocked in Turkey. Pastebin was blocked last week by a court after the hacking of Turkish Information and Communications Technologies Authority (BTK). Four databases including email addresses and plain-text passwords stolen from BTK were posted to Pastebin last month, in retaliation for the blocking of Blogspot, Incisozluk (a popular Turkish community dictionary) and thousands of other websites. The more shocking ban was that of Tinyurl, a URL shortening service. Turkey currently blocks thousands of websites and is classified as one of the countries under surveillance by the 2012 Internet Enemies report (Pdf) published last week by the Reporters Without Borders (RSF).”
Source: Turkey Bans Pastebin and Tinyurl
Categories: slashdot Borders, BTK, communications technologies, internet enemies, pastebin, plain text passwords, reporters without borders, time, tinyurl, turkey, turkish community, week
The ongoing Israel and Arab Internet feud continues. Now a hacker who says he is acting “in defense of Israel” released 100,000 log-in credentials of allegedly Arab Facebook users, according to reports from Computer World.
The hacker, who goes Hannibal, posted the credentials to Pastebin on Saturday, and also made all details available through 14 sharing sites, including mediafire.com, sendspace.com, wupload.com and zshare.net.
“Jewish people named me as the general of Israel’s hackers,” writes Hannibal on the Pastebin site. “I have about 30 million email accounts, 10 million bank accounts, 4 million cerdit cards of Arabs from all over the world.”
Hannibal says he has stopped publishing information now that the Arab hackers are gone. He told Israeli hackers to cease their cyber war, but that he’ll return promptly if Israel needs him. “If they appear again, I again come to save Israel. Trust me. I’ll always be around,” Hannibal writes.
Facebook believes that it was not hacked, and that most of the login credentials are invalid. Last week Facebook officials said that on one of the releases, a third of the credentials were valid and half were not at all associated with Facebook accounts. We still suggest checking Hannibal’s Pastebin list to make sure and changing your password.
This is not the first of recent Arab-Israeli cyber wars, however. Earlier this month, a Saudi hacker named 0xOmar broke into a popular Israeli sports site, stealing personal information including credit card numbers. He released 26,000 credit card numbers, and threatens to release another one million.
Source: Hacker Releases 100K Facebook Credentials
Categories: readwriteweb arab internet, cerdit cards, com, credit card numbers, Cyber, cyber wars, hacker, Hannibal, Israel, K Facebook, login credentials, pastebin, World
writes “A boastful Iranian hacker has claimed sole responsibility for the Comodo security certificate attack, saying it had nothing to do with his government. The 21-year-old claimed via a note on PasteBin, ‘I’m not a group of hacker, I’m single hacker with experience of 1,000 hackers.’ While some researchers believed his claims, saying the media had accepted Comodo’s claims that the attack was from the Iranian government too easily, others said it was impossible to tell if the hacker was real, or a PR move by Iran.”
Source: Lone Iranian Claims Credit For Comodo Hack
Categories: slashdot attack, Comodo, Government, hacker, Iran, iranian government, Lone Iranian, pastebin, responsibility, security certificate, sole responsibility