Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein released a statement Thursday night urging Americans to be skeptical of any news stories that attribute their information to anonymous officials.
The FBI is warning U.S. companies that cyber terrorists from the Middle East and North Africa are planning to conduct cyber attacks against Israeli and Jewish interests next week.
Demonstrators involved with Anonymous, a loose collective of online “hacktivists,” will gather on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 5 to march for a vast, nearly innumerable number of causes and issues.
Hackers claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous launched a widespread cyber attack on Israeli citizens, government institutions, and corporations on Wednesday, according to Internet chatter and postings from the self-described hackers.
The hacking collective known as Anonymous claimed to have launched a cyberattack on the Syrian government and the Saudi Arabian government to punish both sides of the Syrian civil war for atrocities that had been committed.
Anonymous said in a statement released on Sunday that the hack attack had been launched on behalf of the “people of Syria,” and it condemned both the Assad government and rebel fighters, which have received support from Saudi Arabia, for their violent acts.
Websites in North Korea were shut down early on Thursday after the anarchist group Anonymous reported stealing secret data from the reclusive communist state on Pyongyang’s missile programs.
A hacker group known as the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) claims to have “penetrated” one of Israel’s central Internet infrastructure systems in Haifa in response to an Israeli attack over the weekend on Syrian weapons shipments.
Hackers launched a coordinated cyberattack on Israel over the weekend in an attempt to “wipe Israel off the map of the Internet,” defacing some 20,000 Israeli Facebook accounts and nearly 2,000 Israeli websites.
An anti-Israel hacking collective affiliated with Anonymous has initiated a widespread cyber attack against the Jewish state, penetrating websites affiliated with the Mossad security service and a slew of related entities.
Reuters deputy social media editor Matthew Keys has been indicted for allegedly working with Anonymous to hack a Tribune Company website, the Justice Department announced Thursday.