Archive for October, 2011

Websites Hacked in 2011

Websites Hacked in 2011

In its first six months, 2011 has already been a banner year for cybercriminals and “hacktivists,” who’ve managed to hack into or disrupt the websites of several high-profile organizations.
 
Here is a roundup of every cyberattack and data breach that have made headlines in early 2011. As cybercriminals find new targets, expect the list to (unfortunately) grow.
 
June 9: Britain’s National Health Service
 
LulzSec put on the “white hat” for this intrusion. It alerted the NHS that …

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Top 5 U.S. Government Web Sites Hacked in 2011

Top 5 U.S. Government Web Sites Hacked in 2011

Over the past few months, cyberwarfare initiated by a group of hackers against governments and security companies around the world has ramped up.
 
The hacker group Lulz Security (LulzSec) has claimed responsibility for a number of large-scale data breaches. The group is also working closely with another hacker group called Anonymous, and has encouraged other groups and individuals “to open fire on any government or agency that crosses their path.” They named the undertaking as “Operation Anti-Security.”
 
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