Anonymous Blogging App Secret Produces Its First Viral Hoax

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Information not meant for public consumption is powerful, which is why the English language evolved a word for such content: secret The app of the same name — Secret — put that on display earlier on Thursday after a post to the anonymous social network asserted that popular note-taking application Evernote was about to be acquired.
See also: These 11 Apps Will Supercharge Your Personal Life Various Twitter users posted the message, which also made its way to the comments of a Valleywag post about Secret.
Evernote is about to get acquired…pic.twitter.com/EeBP5Dvn1Y #evernote #technews — Eric Unangst (@unangst) February 6, 2014 Read more…
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Britain’s GCHQ Attacked Anonymous Supporters With DDoS


An anonymous reader writes “NBC News reports that, during a 2012 NSA conference called SIGDEV, GCHQ’s Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group bragged about using Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against members of Anonymous during an operation called Rolling Thunder in 2011 (there is evidence that says it was a SYN flood, so technically it was a simple DoS attack). Regular citizens would face 10 years in prison and enormous fines for committing a DoS / DDoS attack. The same applies if they encouraged or assisted in one. But if you work in the government, it seems like you’re an exception to the rule.”

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Anonymous Slovenia Claims To Have Hacked the FBI and Posted Emails To Pastebin


concertina226 writes “The information, posted by user Black-Shadow of the Slovenian branch of the hacktivist group, purportedly contains FBI domain email addresses and passwords for 68 agents, although the user claims in his post that the collected log-in details are ‘not all ours’. The post also includes a short profile on FBI director James Brien Comey Jr, including sensitive information such as his date of birth, his wife’s name, the date they got married, his educational history and even the geographical coordinates of his residence.”

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