The Enterprise Security Supersite NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
Home Network Security Viruses & Malware Cybercrime Security Solutions More Topics...
GET RECOGNIZED
Let an ISACA® certification elevate your career.
Register today and save
You are here: Home / Cybercrime / Anonymous on Nov. 5 Hacking Spree
DDoS Protection Powered By Verisign
Anonymous Goes on Nov. 5 Hacking Spree
Anonymous Goes on Nov. 5 Hacking Spree
By Jennifer LeClaire / Enterprise Security Today Like this on Facebook Tweet this Link thison Linkedin Link this on Google Plus
PUBLISHED:
NOVEMBER
05
2012


Anonymous claims it hacked 28,000 PayPal passwords and breached Symantec's home page. And that was just the beginning of what Anonymous is calling Operation Vendetta for Nov. 5, Guy Fawkes Day.

The nefarious hacker group is hacking with a vengeance. Anonymous-connected groups have also hacked NBC sites and dumped VMware source code. The group is also threatening to take down Zynga and Facebook.

Zynga's Layoff Plans Spark Rage

Anonymous announced plans for the latter on its blog in a letter in broken English to Zynga and Facebook users. In the letter, Anonymous claims it has been targeting Zynga over the last few days for the "outrageous treatment" of its employees and their actions against many developers.

"We have come to believe that this actions of Zynga will result in massive layoff of a thousand people and legal actions against everyone that speaks to the public about this plan," Anonymous said. "It will also come to end of the U.S. game market as we know it as all this jobs will be replaced in other more convenient financial countries."

Anonymous believes Zynga's actions are an insult to the population and the behavior of corporations like Zynga must change. In a move to drive that change, Anonymous said it started releasing confidential documents about Zynga's plans.

"As we speak we are planning to release also all the games we've taken from their servers for free," Anonymous said. "That being said, we will stop the idea of the distribution of such games if Zynga will cease immediately the plan."

Facebook Take-Down Unlikely

Neither Zynga nor Facebook could be reached for comment. But Graham Cluley, a senior security consultant at Sophos, reminded that there were rumors last Nov. 5 that Anonymous would take down Facebook. It didn't happen.

"The truth is that it's very easy for someone to post a threat on the Net threatening to bring down XYZ Web site on a certain day. And, in some cases, when words like 'Anonymous' and 'Facebook' are used, the media will feel it's necessary to report it," Cluley said in a blog post. "But that doesn't mean we should panic."

His prediction: It's extremely unlikely that Facebook will be hacked or brought down this week. Yes, there are many people who probably should be a bit wiser about how they use the site, and how they share their personal information on it, he said, but that hasn't changed because of an Anonymous threat.

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:

LOL @ You Brian:

Posted: 2012-11-07 @ 4:06pm PT
@Brian Penny: You say: "Anonymous does plenty of good for the community. So did Occupy" LOL!!! You've got to be kidding. There's no way any good they did outweighs the tremendous harm both groups have done.

That's like saying someone who breaks into your house and robs your family is doing good for the rest of the community because they've taught everyone to put bars on their windows so they'll be safe.

Brian Penny:

Posted: 2012-11-07 @ 2:53pm PT
Anonymous does plenty of good for the community. So did Occupy. Check out this article about how in the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-penny/i-put-the-closure-in-fore_b_2050536.html

Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on Twitter
TOP STORIES NOW
MAY BE OF INTEREST
Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service. Its award-winning CRM solution helps 82,400 customers worldwide manage and share business information over the Internet. Experience CRM success. Click here for a FREE 30-day trial.
MORE IN CYBERCRIME
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Russian Gang with Stolen IDs Hacks Hosting Company
In August, a Russian cyber gang obtained what researchers called “the largest cache of stolen data." Now, those hackers may be putting their ill-gotten gains to criminal use.
 
Dairy Queen Latest Retailer To Report Hack
Known for its hot fries and soft-serve ice cream, Dairy Queen just made cyber history as the latest victim of a hack attack. The fast food chain said that customer data at some stores may be at risk.
 
Lessons from the JPMorgan Chase Cyberattack
JPMorgan Chase is investigating a likely cyberattack. The banking giant is cooperating with law enforcement, including the FBI, to understand what data hackers may have obtained.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
AMD's New FX Series CPU Breaks Processing Speed Record
The new FX-8370 processor from Advanced Micro Devices has set a record for silicon processor speed, the company announced. Overclocked, the eight-core chip was measured at 8722.78 MHz.
 
Intel Intros Lightning-Fast PC Processors
Call it extreme. Intel just took the covers off its first-ever eight-core desktop processor, which is aimed at hardcore power users who expect more than the status quo from their computers.
 
HP Previews ProLiant Gen9 Data Center Servers
Because traditional data center and server architectures are “constraints” on businesses, HP is releasing new servers aimed at faster, simpler and more cost-effective delivery of computing services.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Rumor Mill Puts Mobile Wallet in iPhone 6
Apple is moving toward the mobile wallet world with its next iPhone. The tech giant has partnered with retailers, banks and major payment networks to make it happen, according to Bloomberg.
 
Will iPhone Finally Catch Up with NFC Mobile Payment Ability?
Apple's latest version of the iPhone may have a mobile wallet to pay for purchases with a tap of the phone. The iPhone 6 reportedly is equipped with near-field communication (NFC) technology.
 
Visual Search To Shop: Gimmick or Game Changing?
Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.
 

Navigation
Enterprise Security Today
Home/Top News | Network Security | Viruses & Malware | Cybercrime | Security Solutions | Mobile Security | Disaster Recovery | Windows Security
Data Security | EST Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.