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Anonymous hacking group claims Apple attack

Anonymous hacking group claims Apple attack

The hacking group Anonymous announced its latest victim on twitter

Anonymous, a hacktivist group responsible for many large scale attacks, has claimed responsibility for a recent security breach at Apple.

The group, related to the recently disbanded LulzSec, released 26 logins and passwords, claiming they were from an Apple server, linking to it from Twitter.

The group also announced it was continuing operation Anti-Security or AntiSec - a campaign brought into the spotlight by LulzSec, which it claimed was its motivation for a series of damaging website security breaches and denial of service attacks.

These include the FBI, Nintendo, Eve Online and Sony Pictures. The campaign was also responsible for the Playstation Network going offline for several weeks recently.

Apple has yet to confirm the hack or issue any statement regarding the news.

It seems AntiSec is still very much alive and routing for more targets, despite LulzSec having disbanded amidst one of its members having supposedly been arrested in the UK. What do you make of the news? Let us know in the forum.

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Jake123456 5th July 2011, 12:45 Quote
Sigh, T'is the year of Hacking I think...
Denis_iii 5th July 2011, 13:43 Quote
Ok, so why is Anonymous carrying on with lolsec random no point hacking?
Woodspoon 5th July 2011, 14:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by Denis_iii
Ok, so why is Anonymous carrying on with lolsec random no point hacking?

Because they are ladyboys with nothing better to do
Necrow 5th July 2011, 15:18 Quote
And Sony Ireland today lol
http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0705/sony.html

I don't really get it but form some reason I find it amusing that a 14 or 15 year old kid can cause so much trouble for very large multi national companies that employee hundreds of network/security specialists.
loner1994 5th July 2011, 16:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by Denis_iii
Ok, so why is Anonymous carrying on with lolsec random no point hacking?

this is not the same anonymous as the anonymous at the beginning
this anonymous is just lulzsec who are claiming to be anonymous so that the real anonymous gets in more trouble

its all rather confusing but this vid gives the best idea about what im going on about

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/extra-credits/3350-Anonymous
HourBeforeDawn 5th July 2011, 17:24 Quote
"Apple has yet to confirm the hack or issue any statement regarding the news."

lol the day Apple admits to its faults is the day Hell freezes over lol.
PingCrosby 5th July 2011, 18:04 Quote
I feel sorry for that anonymous hacking group, I was once attacked by an apple, well actually there was 2 of them so it could've been a pair.
thehippoz 5th July 2011, 18:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by Woodspoon
Because they are ladyboys with nothing better to do

lol hey if they don't do it.. someone else will- they should think of it as a free pentest- get rid of the guys they hired and get someone competent to head up security
enciem 5th July 2011, 23:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jake123456
Sigh, T'is the year of Hacking I think...

don't think the chinese will will be willing to fit that one in
digitaldave 6th July 2011, 00:09 Quote
if you look at the pastebin its a survey server, not really a big fish tbh, im not too fussed if they can see I called steve jobs nasty names on a survey
digitaldave 6th July 2011, 00:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by thehippoz
Quote:
Originally Posted by Woodspoon
Because they are ladyboys with nothing better to do

lol hey if they don't do it.. someone else will- they should think of it as a free pentest- get rid of the guys they hired and get someone competent to head up security

THIS

is exactly what they are doing, go find a guy who does top level it sec at board level in almost any company and i'll gaurantee they dont have a bladdy clue, 1 in a thousand have, the blaggers get to the top by brown nosing the leaders of the company, sounding like they know what they are doing, they hire others who walk soon after, the end result of these hacks will be more security and that can only be a good thing.
sixfootsideburns 6th July 2011, 03:54 Quote
I'm all for it. Like others have said, its bound to bring out better security on the net which can't be a bad thing and I'm also somewhat pleased to see Apple get hit. Maybe people will stop treating them like a gift from God... though I doubt it considering their pathetic fan base.
DarkLord7854 6th July 2011, 09:05 Quote
It is getting boring but at the same time shows you how incompetent IT teams at large companies can be. SQL Injections are probably one of the easiest things to safeguard against.
Fantus 6th July 2011, 09:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by loner1994
this is not the same anonymous as the anonymous at the beginning
this anonymous is just lulzsec who are claiming to be anonymous so that the real anonymous gets in more trouble

Would the real Anonymous please stand up?
hexx 6th July 2011, 11:30 Quote
yeah, right, so they hacked apple - not. what they got is 26 user names and encrypted passwords for survey hosted on apple business server - no customer data, nothing.

just get over it. these kids are not hackers. they use pre-made tools for DDoS and SQLi. they try these tools wherever they can and if they are successful and manage to 'steal' something they tweet about it.
Jqim 6th July 2011, 14:35 Quote
Its a shame they have no agenda, they could realy make a differnece somwhere
liratheal 6th July 2011, 15:20 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by digitaldave
Quote:
Originally Posted by thehippoz
Quote:
Originally Posted by Woodspoon
Because they are ladyboys with nothing better to do

lol hey if they don't do it.. someone else will- they should think of it as a free pentest- get rid of the guys they hired and get someone competent to head up security

THIS

is exactly what they are doing, go find a guy who does top level it sec at board level in almost any company and i'll gaurantee they dont have a bladdy clue, 1 in a thousand have, the blaggers get to the top by brown nosing the leaders of the company, sounding like they know what they are doing, they hire others who walk soon after, the end result of these hacks will be more security and that can only be a good thing.

Although, you really do have to consider this when you start talking about cyber security:

The attacker only has to find one exploitable issue - The defender has to cover all the bases all the time. There is no secure network connected to the internet for that exact reason.

Hard job, and many would say impossible, not made easier by being laughed at by people who don't know any better ;)
RichCreedy 7th July 2011, 14:05 Quote
it's a changing world, when i grew up you could leave your doors unlocked, without fear of someone walking in and taking your stuff, nowadays you have to lock your doors and hide your stuff.
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