North Korea’s government-run Twitter and Flickr accounts, and some of its official websites, have been taken over by a person (or persons) claiming to represent the hacktivist group Anonymous.
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Anonymous outed some pedophiles earlier this year and were widely (and appropriately) lauded online for that bit of handiwork.
But in this latest ‘outing’ by Anonymous though, they apparently got it wrong, misidentifying a 71-year-old woman as the person behind a fake Connecticut school shooter account.
Anonymous has 12 million Apple device IDs that they claim were hacked from an FBI laptop – and the IDs appear to be legit.
The FBI denies the IDs came from them, but Anonymous is not letting up, taunting the @FBIPressOffice on Twitter.
How will this end? The story keeps developing. So other than the likelihood of seeing Gawker reporter, Adrian Chen in a tutu, nothing is certain right now.
Ever get harassed by an anonymous troll on Twitter and wonder what it would take to figure out who it is?
Brian Cormier just found out. It takes approximately $7k.
But he’s fighting to get that money back – from his newly revealed ‘no-longer-anonymous’ friend.
What’s worse than knowing pedophiles exist in the world?
How about having them get all ‘in your face’ on Twitter with posts looking for, talking about or sharing pictures of children? Yeah, this is happening – and Anonymous is exposing them, one sick twist at a time.
And you can help.
We imagine that one of the hardest parts about being an ‘Anonymous’ hacker is remaining anonymous. We’re not talking about shielding your identity from authorities, as they seem to have that pretty wrapped up, we mean not bragging to folks that you’re one of the masterminds behind the mayhem. Seems a few hackers struggle with just that – like Anonymous hacker, John Anthony Borell III. He got sloppy on Twitter and now he’s in a world of trouble for it.
While the Anonymous China Twitter account appears to be relatively new, with fewer than 100 tweets at the time of this writing, the Anonymous UK account has been open for more than two years and has more than 4,000 tweets. This begs the question: How are government entities and businesses continuously caught off guard by these attacks – or are they just unable to stop them?
Even though the internet is becoming less and less anonymous, people are still treating it like a free-for-all without rules or repercussions. At least according to a recent poll conducted to see just how responsible people are on Twitter and Facebook.
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