Digital Shadows Insights Blog : Hacktivism

The latest advice, opinion and research from our dedicated security analyst team.

Hacktivism, it’s not all DoSing around

12 September 2016

Hacktivism isn’t all high levels of low impact activity. There were a number of hacktivist campaigns we detected in the last year that seemed to have had little to no...

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More Data Leaks as part of OpOlympicHacking

1 August 2016

In our recent whitepaper, we demonstrated eight cybersecurity considerations around Rio 2016. The paper lays out hacktivism and cybercrime threats that organizations can expect to see throughout the competition.

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PoodleCorp: in the business of kudos

25 July 2016

PoodleCorp claimed to have successfully rendered the servers of the Android and iOS game Pokemon Go offline using several distributed denial of service attacks on 16 Jul 2016.

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Hacktivism: same old, same old?

22 June 2016

Cyber activists, or hacktivists, have become a firmly fixed element of the threat landscape since groups like Anonymous, Lulzsec, and the Al Quassam Cyber fighters broke into the mainstream media...

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OpOlympicHacking: A hurdle for Rio’s sponsors to vault

22 February 2016

This month Anonymous Brazil and an affiliate group, known as ASOR Hack Team, announced the launch of the hacktivist operation, OpOlympicHacking.

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Escalation in OpKillingBay

25 January 2016

There has been a noticeable recent increase in activity surrounding the OpKillingBay operations - a hacktivist campaign attributed to the Anonymous collective that has been active since 2013.

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A Complex Threat Landscape

14 January 2016

Achieving a better understanding of the threat landscape is key for organizations; the better they know their enemies, the better they can align their security postures. But it is hard.

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