Anonymous Got HackedAdded: Monday, March 12th, 2012
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According to media reports, the members of the worldwide known hacker group Anonymous have been tricked into downloading the malware after launching denial-of-service attacks on federal sites in frames of their protest campaign over MegaUpload’s closure.
Symantec confirmed that the whole issue started in late January when one of the largest cyberlockers in the world, MegaUpload, was taken offline. In response, Anonymous members began attacking the machines that belonged to the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. But at the same time, another group of hackers had made a copy after the template of an Anonymous blueprint for starting denial-of-service attacks, which included the Slowloris tool. After they corrupted the template with the Zeus strain, it was reposted on Pastebin. Symantec’s blog explained that when the Trojanized Slowloris tool was downloaded and executed by a supporter of the hacker group, a Zeus (aka Zbot) botnet client was installed. Upon installation of the Zeus botnet application, the malware dropper tried to hide the infection - it replaced itself with the real Slowloris DDoS tool.
Meanwhile, the Zeus client is known for having been actively used for recording and sending financial banking credentials and webmail credentials to the botnet operator. In response, Anonymous hacktivists posted on their Twitter account the warning that Anonymous supporters tricked into installing the trojan, which mustn’t happen to respectful hackers, who should be careful about what they post and click on. The group admitted that it doesn’t know yet how many of its members have been infected with this malware.
March 12th,2012Posted by:
Monday, March 12th, 2012
|LOL LOL LOL|
|posted by (2012-03-12 18:16:30)|
|anonymous are freaking legends no one would be able to push off half the stuff they have show some respect for the group anonymous!!!!|
|posted by (2012-03-12 18:52:01)|
|posted by (2012-03-12 19:56:22)|
|people should respect anonymous group as they are fighting for our online freedom !|
|I want to know why Sam has not written an article on the fact the the leader of Lulsec was FBI informant;;;;;With the arrest of several alleged members of Anonymous offshoot LulzSec, court documents have revealed new information about Hector Xavier Monsegur (aka Sabu), the LulzSec leader-turned-informant. From his apartment in the projects, Monsegur raised his aunt's two children while leading LulzSec in attacks on Visa, Stratfor, and several government agencies. When arrested, he continued his work with LulzSec, this time as an informant for the FBI|
|corruption in every department on all levels go on anonymous you rock lol|
|@#2 show respect for a bunch of wusses that turn to snitching when they get caught? dont think so, maybe you should try pulling your tongue outta their arses for a bit there matey!|
|@ grapes it was the leader of lulsec, but that being said, I am wondering how many out there now are enemy agents|
|I love what anonymous is doing in a lot of areas, raising awareness, even some of the attacks, we should all fight for our freedoms on any level we can, even planting your own garden to provide for your self, family, and friends, is the right step in a good direction. Making all information available is a huge stepping stone in the stairs. Our governments do not want us informed correctly and most media outlets ARE government controlled, internet has crippled their plans to an extent, but we have another problem, Dumb azz trolls that repeat and make up false facts and stories. even I have been guilty at times. You Tube is a huge outlet its time people of the internet formed a world nation not from youtube but a new media outlet by the people of the world only raw actual footage, only the real allowed. Through this communication the people can do true lobbing through financial blackouts of products company and services by the people of the world as a whole. Its an idea, if I had the knowledge and money to do this I would. maybe my comment here will be a spark among the embers and the right people will hear and make it happen.|
|posted by (2012-03-13 07:19:02)|
|this is beginning|
|their attempts to stop Anonymous is only going to end up like their attempt to stop piracy. people will get caught, but everyday new members arise only ushering in a "new generation". that's kind of the point of it being a leaderless group that anyone can join or be a part of. right now as i type, someone is trying to learn how to do what they do simply because they want to be a part of it||
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