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Organising under #opISIS and #opParis, the group is attempting to take down the websites and social media accounts of people associated with the group — as well as apparently release personal details of those involved in recruitment

 

Anonymous has begun leaking the personal information of suspected extremists, after it “declared war” on Isis in the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris.

The activist collective is assembling lists of the Twitter accounts and websites of extremists, in an attempt to have them taken down. At least one post seen by The Independent contains details including the physical address of a person it claims is an Isis recruiter in Europe.

Anonymous vs Isis: Twitter has become a battleground

Activists claim to have successfully had accounts and sites taken down already. Accounts associated with the group claimed that it was responsible for the removal of more than 5,500 accounts.

The group appears to have stepped up its tactics for what it called its “biggest operation” ever, in response to the attacks that left 129 dead. Previously it had largely focused on social media accounts.

Anonymous began its campaign against Isis in earnest after the killings at Charlie Hebdo in January. That work included launching attacks on extremist websites and finding extremist accounts on Twitter so that the social network could take them down.

It has continued that work this time around. Its attacks on websites seem to use a distributed denial of service, a technique that overloads a site’s servers until they go offline. The Twitter accounts are taken down by the network itself, in response to requests the activists make once they are found.

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Anonymous leak second tranche of top secret document belonging to Government of Canada

Continuing their online protest against the Canadian government, hacktivist belonging to the Anonymous collective have leaked another high-level federal document about the redevelopment of Canada’s key diplomatic centres in Britain.

The above leak is the second one made by Anonymous and is marked as “secret” and marked “confidence of the Queen’s Privy Council,” discusses government cost overruns — but an eventual anticipated profit — from the Department of Foreign Affairs’ selling, relocating and refurbishing of Canada’s diplomatic buildings in London, one of its last major acts under former minister John Baird.

The document belongs to the Treasury Board of Canada and is dated Feb. 6, 2014. The earlier documents released by Anonymous revealed the closely guarded secret of the specific size of Canadian Security Intelligence Service’s network of foreign stations and problems with their outdated cyber security.

“They have their best people on it.… It’s a bit of a black eye on public sector security,” said the source on condition they not be named. Federal authorities are comparing versions of the documents and scanning for discrepancies that may help track down from whose hands it may have slipped. “It just goes to show, you have to do more to keep things secure,” said the government source.

The source also acknowledged that the documents leaked by Anonymous as authentic. The government source also dismissed conspiracy claims made by the activists, including any claim the diplomatic moves were linked to CSIS and spying, as “wholly false.”

Anonymous have stated that they have many more such documents and have promised to release one tranche at a time to mount pressure the Canadian government over the fatal shooting of a protester in B.C. and the passing of Bill C-51, the controversial anti-terrorism bill that gave expanded powers to police and Canada’s spy agency.

Lisa Murphy, spokeswoman for the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, did not answer specific questions about the documents.

“We do not comment on leaked documents. The Government of Canada is committed to sound stewardship and information-management practices,” she said. “We are continuously taking measures to ensure the safeguarding of our information holdings. The Treasury Board Secretariat is committed to protecting classified information on its networks.”

The government source said that the matter is being investigated by the police.

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The BSNL’s Telecommunications Journal website has been hacked by AnonOpsIndia.

The Indian arm of the Anonymous hacktivist collective today hacked the Indian telecommunications company and government owned BSNL’s journal website. The hacking has been done to protest against the government of India’s alleged surveillance programs during the launch of Digital India campaign by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Anonymous announced the hacking on Twitter.

The defaced page seen here states that,  “You have stored passwords in plain text. Shame! Is this your #DigitalIndia? We also have access to all BSNL databases now. No data on the server was tampered though. But we have taken a copy of all your databases. Patch up before the Chinese get their hands on this. It’s a goldmine.”

The message on the defaced page also warns the security team and webmaster of BSNL website to patch the website.

The Anonymous India has put forward a list of demands on the hacked page.

Message to Government of India:

1) Demand government to take action against RS Prasad for openly challenging privacy of the citizens of India.

2) Demand government to take action against TRAI for their stupidity of releasing million Email IDs, helping spammers & violating your very own IT laws.

3) Demand government to take action against Reliance sending unencrypted data to China via their Jio Chat app.

4) Demand government (RS Prasad) to stop moving towards a licensing regime. We are watching your every move on net neutrality.

5) Demand government to shut down all surveillance projects like CMS & RS Prasad’s interception of phone calls before it is too late. Also release all details in public of whose phone calls have been tapped & are under surveillance.

6) Demand government (DoT) to unblock all websites & put an end to internet censorship.

7) Demand government to take action against NIC for trying to change history. Wikipedia is not your medium to promote lies & propagandas.

The group has also asked the Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad, “to stop moving towards a licensing regime”.

30 million records

The group also claims that it has managed to get access to over “30 million records” from BSNL database. It says the records could be “bill summary, payment details or account details.”

In a response to a query it said, “It’s a mess. Lot of data. Can’t even analyze it. The dump is so huge.”

The BSNL security team doesnt seem to be aware of the hacking of its site.

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