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The Year Anonymous Disappeared

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 3:23 pm (UTC-4)
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Just What Happened to the Internet’s Great Terror? Doug Bernard | Washington DC Prediction is a fool’s game. Just ask anyone leaving Las Vegas. Or Nate Silver. Generally speaking, we don’t play the “Top Ten 2013″ list-type entries that populate blogs and other journalism this time of year. There aren’t many things about the future […]

“Chopping The Head Off LulzSec”

Posted March 6th, 2012 at 8:42 pm (UTC-4)
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An Internet Pirate Sinks His Comrades Doug Bernard | Washington DC For a while, it seemed that the hacker group with the silly name was running rings around the FBI. In the end, however, it appears it was the FBI running the show. In the summer of 2011, LulzSec – supposedly short for “Lulz Security” […]

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When Will Anonymous Go Too Far?

Posted February 8th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-4)
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Pushing Bounds And Tempting A Fight Doug Bernard | Washington DC If one could speak about Anonymous as a singular entity, then it’s clear that Anonymous is spoiling for a fight. But of course, Anonymous is anything but a singular thing. It’s been called a hive of numberless drones, an amorphous hidden collective of computer […]

Back For More Lulz?

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 8:02 pm (UTC-4)
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And Spreading Malware Hits Big and Small Alike Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye.  There are no editorial threads implied connecting these items together, other than being interesting. #1: LulzSec vs. NewsCorp: After very publicly disbanding just a few weeks ago, […]

Security or Idiocy?

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 12:41 pm (UTC-4)
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Who, And Where, Are The Greatest Threats To Internet Security? The web has been humming with talk this week – talk, concern, worry and general shpilkes – about Internet security.  There’s good reason: not only are there renewed questions about just which hacker group is responsible for what cyber-attack, but the rate and severity of […]

LulzSec Laughs Last

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Why the Latest, Hottest Hacker Group May Never Have Existed. I’ll admit it.  Like many of my colleagues, I’m a sucker for a great story.  Sure, I run it through the standard fact-checking traps, and try to question and independently confirm each detail.  And always, I remind myself that if it smells too good to […]

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