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PayPal, Symantec hacked as Anonymous begins November 5 hacking spree
Summary: As it becomes the 5th of November around the world, Anonymous announced a hacking spree that has claimed many websites and a few databases - plus a planned V For Vendetta reenactment at the Houses of Parliament.
The press arm for Anonymous has announced that it has begun its hacking spree for the 5th of November - Guy Fawkes Day.
Claims are circulating that hackers - some affilaited with Anonymous, and some not - have dumped user and employee account information on accounts from PayPal, Symantec, the defacement of Saturday Night Live's website, Australian government websites and much more.
NBC sites OK again after hacking
Several NBC websites were hacked Sunday by a person or group calling itself "pyknic"and suggesting a possible link to the cyber-attack group Anonymous.
It appeared that the defacement of the affected sub-sites was cleaned up in a couple hours. NBC and its various websites appeared to be functioning normally as of Sunday evening. However, older versions maintained by search engines such as Google or Bing still bore the message "hacked by pyknic."
The message said: "Remember, remember the fifth of November." That reference suggested a link to Anonymous, a movement of cyber rebels.
Originally posted by intrptr
So tell me Loam, what about this thread made the mods lower the boom? It was civil. The thing about Nibiru was a hoax yes, but... thats usually enough to dump it in the hacks---err, I mean hoax bin.
So what gives?
Originally posted by loam
reply to post by intrptr
No. That thread said an asteroid the size of TX had a 30% chance for collision with earth... It apparently was placed on the front page of several news sites...BBC & Al Jazeera, for example.edit on 5-11-2012 by loam because: (no reason given)