Sarahah, an app that allows users to send anonymous messages, has shot up in popularity. The app can serve as a motivation tool for users, but it can also be a cyberbullying platform.
Apps/Software August 14, 2017
A YouTube video believed to come from the hacker group Anonymous claimed that NASA may soon announce the existence of alien life. Do scientists support the idea that intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations really exist?
Space June 26, 2017
Hacker collective Anonymous has infiltrated Freedom Hosting II, which is the single largest host on Dark Web. The Tor-based site apparently hosted child pornography, prompting the hackers to pull down over 10,000 websites.
Internet February 6, 2017
Anonymous, the famous hacker group, has staked claims that it has sensitive information about U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. The group is yet to reveal how it plans to share the information.
Internet January 18, 2017
Twitter accounts of ISIS supporters were spotted blooming rainbow colors, as a group of hackers replaced the hatred-filled messages with LGBT and gay love messages of approval. The hackers belong to the Anonymous group and they are fabulous.
Internet June 17, 2016
In a YouTube video, Anonymous had previously warned that it would soon begin a 30-day campaign called 'OpIcarus – Shut Down the Banks' against central banks around the world.
Security May 4, 2016
Anonymous is declaring 'total war' on U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, announcing a 'call to arms' via a video uploaded on YouTube. The operation will start on April 1, initially targeting trumpchicago.com.
Internet March 15, 2016
Federal authorities have arrested a Massachusetts man who is suspected of hacking the computer network of Boston Children's Hospital's computer system in April 2014. The man and his wife were found on a stranded boat off the coast of Cuba and were rescued by the crew of a Disney cruise ship.
Society February 18, 2016
A hacking group claimed to be behind the cyberattack on the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) that crashed the company's sites for hours. They said the attack was meant to be a "test of its capabilities" for disrupting the online activities of the Islamic State.
Internet January 4, 2016
Renowned hacktivist collective Anonymous has declared war against Turkey over the government's purported support for ISIS. It reportedly took down about 400,000 websites.
Internet December 29, 2015
Hacking collective Anonymous released data from the European Space Agency. The group often carries out hacking attacks in behalf of certain causes, but this breach seemingly had no particular reason behind it.
Internet December 14, 2015
Hacktivist group Anonymous declared war against Donald Trump. This was after the Republican presidential candidate recently proposed to ban Muslims from entering the United States.
Internet December 13, 2015
Anonymous declares Dec. 11 as the official ISIS trolling day. The activist hacking group encourages supporters to participate by posting images that mock ISIS, including goat photos that are captioned with reference to the wives of the members of the militant group.
Internet December 8, 2015
Anonymous has leaked personal data of climate talk delegates in Paris. According to the group, officials were hacked as a means of protesting the arrest of activists who went on a march during the climate summit.
December 7, 2015
ISIS is now getting some payback for their heinous crimes from hacking group Anonymous. The hackers are hacking the terrorist group's social media and Internet posts and Rickrolling them.
Internet November 28, 2015
Hackers have replaced an ISIS website with pharmacy advertisements for Viagra and Prozac. This is the latest development in the ongoing cyberwar between Anonymous and ISIS.
Internet November 27, 2015
Anonymous has declared total war on ISIS, a few days after the Paris terrorist attacks. Experts, however, are apprehensive because they are convinced that the move could become more harmful than beneficial.
Internet November 24, 2015
'Hacktivist' groups join in the war against ISIS using different strategies. Find out what they have contributed in the fight in the week following the Nov. 13 Paris attacks.
Internet November 21, 2015
ISIS is preparing itself for war with Anonymous in the cyber realm. This comes after the hacker group threatened the terror group with war, to which the terrorists responded by calling Anonymous "idiots."
Internet November 21, 2015
Anonymous declares war against ISIS after attacks in Paris on Friday, Nov. 13. Anonymous had already started its work against ISIS following the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January this year.
Society November 16, 2015
Hacktivist group Anonymous has published a list of individuals, including five mayors and four senators, who are allegedly part of the Ku Klux Klan. The group will follow up with a list of 1,000 names on Nov. 5.
Internet November 3, 2015
Opposition against the Thirty Meter Telescope remains strong, with protestors taking down the TMT website over the weekend as University of Hawaii regents listened to testimony regarding construction.
Space April 28, 2015
In a seven-minute video, a man claiming to be part of the hacker group attacks Kanye West for being Kanye West. The video also references West's wife, Kim Kardashian.
Internet Culture March 12, 2015
Barrett Brown, who served as a spokesman for the Anonymous underground group of hackers, received a sentence for five years and three months of imprisonment. Brown was also ordered to pay restitution of $890,250.
Society January 23, 2015
The final week of 2014, pretty much like every week this year, was full of tech news even with the holiday season and dawn of a new year. For those who were traveling, or busy getting new mobile devices up and running, here's a run down of the week's top tech news.
Gadgets January 2, 2015
Lizard Squad compromises the anonymity of the Tor network and irks the Anonymous collective again. 'Do something,' Lizard Squad tells Anonymous when it complains.
Internet January 1, 2015
A group of hackers released a file allegedly containing about 13,000 password and username combinations stolen from a number of sites. It also included information such as credit card numbers and card expiration dates.
Internet December 28, 2014
Hacktivist group Anonymous has remained in the background as Lizard Squad lambasted Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live. Anonymous will not, however, stay there for long as Lizard Squad attempts to target Tor.
Internet December 27, 2014
North Korea's entire Internet infrastructure goes down in a DDoS attack. Could it have been the work of the U.S. government or hackers pissed off for not being able to watch 'The Interview'?
Internet December 24, 2014
Clones of The Pirate Bay emerge, though they're not as reliable as the original file-sharing site. Meanwhile, the hacker group Anonymous retaliates against Sweden for the raid on The Pirate Bay.
Internet December 15, 2014
The hacker group DerpTrolling has posted thousands of login credentials for PlayStation Network, 2K Games and Windows Live.
Geek November 21, 2014
Hacker group Anonymous hacked into Twitter account and websites of the Ku Klux Klan, gaining access to personal information of its members. The cyber attacks come in response to the physical threats against the peaceful protestors in Ferguson.
Internet Culture November 17, 2014
'Remember, remember the fifth of November.' You will probably see that all over social media today, but what does it mean and why are we still talking about it today?
Feature November 5, 2014
Facebook's new Rooms app is a nod to the Internet's early years, according to a Facebook product manager. Unlike Facebook, however, Rooms users can cloak themselves in whatever pseudonym makes them feel pretty.
Internet October 23, 2014
The Anonymous group responded to the Chinese government's denouncement of the group's threat of cyber attacks. At least two websites were attacked, compromising hundreds of users' personal information.
Society October 14, 2014
Sony's PSN returns to normal operations after suffering a denial of service attack. Hack Lizard claimed it perpetrated the PSN attacks and was behind a bomb threat hoax, though another group may have really been behind the PSN outage.
Video Games August 25, 2014
Secret will be receiving several updates, one of which will prevent posts mentioning real names. However, reports show that the anonymity that the app promises is not fully guaranteed.
Apps/Software August 24, 2014
A Brazil court has ordered Apple and Google to remove the anonymous Secret social networking app from its app stores. The ruling will also require the tech titans to recall apps that have been downloaded by Brazil smartphone users.
Apps/Software August 20, 2014
The protests in Ferguson, Mo. have gained a lot of support online from the hacker group Anonymous and trending hashtags on Twitter. The shooting of Michael Brown by police on Aug. 9 inspired the protests.
Internet Culture August 14, 2014
Women's interest blog raises its voice against a flood of rape GIFs on its site. So far, the parent company hasn't done anything to stop the flood of obscene images, say Jezebel staffers.
Internet August 12, 2014
The hacktivist group Anonymous has hit the Kenyan military Twitter account. Now the group is posting messages highlighting what it says is widespread corruption of the government.
Internet July 22, 2014
Secret, which allows users to share content with other people anonymously, is now allowing Facebook log-ins. This update comes as the company completes a funding round of $25 million.
Apps/Software July 18, 2014
John Mcafee who was until recently on the run from authorities in an international scandal involving a murder has released an app for those wanting to chat anonymously online. This app is called Chadder and is currently in beta on Google Play and Microsoft's Windows Phone Store.
Apps/Software May 7, 2014
The MIT website was hacked to mark the first death anniversary of Internet crusader Aaron Swartz.
Internet January 13, 2014
Anonymous members have pleaded guilty in the PayPal distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack case.
Legal December 8, 2013