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UPDATE! Claims LulzSec Leader Arrested In Australia Might Be Dodgey

Posted: April 25th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on UPDATE! Claims LulzSec Leader Arrested In Australia Might Be Dodgey

STANDOUT! LulzSec Leader Arrested in AustraliaThe self-proclaimed leader of international hacking group Lulz Security has been arrested by AFP – Australian Federal Police – on the New South Wales central coast. The AFP says the 24-year-old man was arrested in the Gosford suburb of Point Clare yesterday.

He has been charged with two counts of unauthorised modification of data to cause impairment and one count of unauthorised access to a restricted computer system. The AFP says he claims to be in charge of Lulz Security, or LulzSec, which has previously claimed responsibility for high-profile hacking attacks, includinga DDS attack that took the CIA website offline, and a hack which caused some serious headaches for Sony Corp.

UPDATE! 24 April 2013: Aush0k has been named as Mathew Flannery – aush0k@live.com – The hacking community is in serious doubt at claims that the man is the leader of the now defunct online activist group LulzSec.

Concerns have also been raised by IT security experts over the Flannery’s employment at Content Security, a business that specialises in online security. The company denied that Flannery had access to any sensitive customer data, in a statement Content Security’s managing director Phil Wurth said ” Flannery was a low level support tech.”

To Date there doesn’t seem to be any evidence at all to suggest that Flannery was even affiliated with LulzSec, or is a leader of the group. Infact the group was disbanded in 2011 because it’s members were arrested.

Flannery seems so far to be all bluster, his Facebook page declares he works for the FBI as a “Special Agent, cybercrime intelligence unit.”

His LinkedIn page has him working for Tenable Network Security – the company denies this emphatically – he also claims to work in Network Security, Penetration Testing and Computer Forensics, though his [confirmed] employer say he works in a Call Centre as low level support.

Perhaps more telling is that the hacktivist community has almost unanimously ditched any notion that Flannery had anything to do with LulzSec :: Read the full article »»»»

Film Review: Roland Emmerich’s Anonymous

Posted: November 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Art News, Movie Review | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Film Review: Roland Emmerich’s Anonymous
Anonymous ★★★★
Cast: Rhys Ifans, Rafe Spall,
Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson
Director: Roland Emmerich
In Cinemas: Now

In his 1998 survey – Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human – Harold Bloom provides an analysis of each of Shakespeare’s 38 plays, “twenty-four of which are masterpieces.” Written as a companion to the general reader and theatergoer.

Bloom declares that bardolatry ought to be even more  of a secular religion than it already is. Bloom contends in this work that Shakespeare Invented Humanity, in that he prescribed the now common practice of Overhearing Ourselves, which he says drives our changes.

I’m not suggesting that Roland Emmerich’s latest film – Anonymous – in which the filmmakers introduce an alternative history of the Bard, then promptly sets about dismantling all we think we know, and all we’ve learnt about Shakespeare, is in anyway based on any form of fact, it’s a little more ambiguous in it’s take on possibilities. If shakespeare had written a 39th play though, Anonymous could very well have been his plot. Critics have been short on praise for Emmerich – the director of Independence Day, Godzilla and The Day After Tomorrow – most squarking that taking on a British period drama was a huge misdemeanor for one of Hollywood’s blockbuster kings.

The far to clever Luke Buckmaster of crikey.com wrote: “Much of the running time consists of well coiffed regal authorities conversing in dark hallways. Ignore the interesting ideas the script’s premise implies: Anonymous is not about how streaks of greatness can come from unexpected places or about how geniuses can be shunned from the history books, at least not in any meaningful ways. The acting is soporific, the writing dull and Emmerich’s fish-out-of-water direction is surprisingly consistent — he provides the film a steady ebb and flow — but lacklustre. Full disclosure: despite feeling well rested and wide awake when I entered the cinema, I slept through around 20 minutes of the second act” Read the full article »»»»

UPDATE! Hackers Cease and Desist, Faces of Anonymous

Posted: September 10th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Blip, Favorite New Thought . . ., News Update, Shut the F_ck Up!, They Said What | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on UPDATE! Hackers Cease and Desist, Faces of Anonymous

2011 July, the FBI arrested 16 members of the hacktivist group Anonymous, which had claimed credit for attacks against paypal known as #operationpayback. TPM – Talking Points Memo has obtained most of their mugshots. TPM’s site is itself having a few jitters as this goes to print, be a little gentle. They were unfortunately unable to wear their trademark Anonymous – Guy Fawkes –  mask while being booked. Read the full article »»»»

Hacking Blipverts, now with built-in hologram to combat forgery, don't accept any imitations

Posted: July 31st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Blip, Blipvert | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hacking Blipverts, now with built-in hologram to combat forgery, don't accept any imitations

This weeks Black Hat and Defcon convention in Las Vegas is generating a lot of buzz in the build up, what are the odds of the FBI turning up and getting hacked for their efforts. This may or may not be connected with LulSec and Anonymous being extra busy this week , making the headlines for many reasons but we at highpants are starting to think they’re in the headlines because that’s the way they like it. We’re just a little chuffed at our scoop on Anonymous, first to publish the Anonymous brag isn’t a shabby thing! With a headline like F_ck FB! Friday though, who could resist.

Clicking fingers at the ready.….

  • South Korean mobile phone giant SK Communications has been hacked exposing the details of up to 35 million customers
  • Hackers have found a way to unlock BMW, Hyundai and GM cars via SMS, the weaknesses is in the remote control and telemetry systems
  • WASP (Wireless Aerial Surveillance Platform) a hacker with wings, this bad boy can sniff out your wi-fi, crack passwords and pose as a cell phone tower to listen in on calls. The unforseen back-lash against yellow remote control planes could be HUGE
  • Here are five good reasons hacking will never be stopped
  • Lulsec and Anonymous have been making headlines for themselves again this week, have the three stooges of the hacking world gone too far this time. All good hackers know if you lift your chin up too high it will be taken of at the neck. Anonymous announcing it was responsible for the E-Bay stock price drop is a little self-indulgent but still not as funny as the english police chasing their tales trying to figure out if the person they have arrested is the real anonymous
  • PayPal hands 1000 IP address of suspected Anonymous accounts to the FBI, FBI asks PayPal to repeat everything after ‘listen closely max’

Buddha’s Brother out…

Anonymous Hacks FBI Contractor in F_ck FBI Friday Attack

Posted: July 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Kiss My . . ., Love and Other Drugs, Michael Courtenay, Shut the F_ck Up!, Socially Engineered, They Said What | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Anonymous Hacks FBI Contractor in F_ck FBI Friday Attack



In a tweet posted just hours ago, hacktivist group Anonymous has claimed to have “owned” the defense contractor, ManTech International. Anonymous has promised a data release within 24hours. If true, this will be the latest hack in the group’s AntiSec campaign, and in particular its series of – F*ck FBI Friday –  attacks :: Read the full article »»»»