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Anonymous supplants Pastebin with AnonPaste

Anonymous supplants Pastebin with AnonPaste

A hack a day keeps the government at bay? Maybe, maybe not. When Anonymous does crawl out from behind the curtains of the internet, they like to dump their prizes and valuable information to Pastebin. Naturally, Pastebin didn’t take too kindly to its service being used that way, and pledged to delete posts which it considered to be abusing the service. Not only that, Pastebin has been blocked in several countries. What’s an Anonymous to do? Simple! Create your own service.

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Pastebin no longer safe haven for Hackers

Pastebin no longer safe haven for Hackers

The folks at the favorite info-dumping site of groups such as what once was LulzSec and the still very active Anonymous have announced they'll be cutting back on so-called "sensitive" posts. Pastebin has been a fabulous place for those with no wish to be tracked to their source to post information that could lead to law-breaking activities. That's not what the site was originally made for, but what it's become rather famous for over the past few months and years. The current owner, Jeroen Vader, has pledged to cut down on the amount of uses of the site which constitute "abuse" as set by their own rules.

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Facebook proactively searching for compromised user data

Facebook proactively searching for compromised user data

We see it a lot lately — some hacker makes a big data grab, then dumps the info in a dark corner of the web. The most recent victim of polarizing headlines about compromised data has been Dropbox. While claiming the username/password combinations taken were dated, they still faced a lot of furrowed brows at the data grab. Securing your own servers is a smart measure, but Facebook — perhaps the biggest data fish in the sea — is taking it a step further, and has taken to hunting in the deep waters.

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Millions of Dropbox credentials hacked from 3rd party services [UPDATE]

Millions of Dropbox credentials hacked from 3rd party services [UPDATE]

Just when you though Dropbox was in the clear, a storm suddenly rises to dump a rain of worries on the service's millions of users. As much as 7 million usernames and their corresponding passwords have reportedly been accessed, with a few of them "teased" with a pastebin posting. This incident comes shortly on the heels of yesterday's revelation of a bug in Dropbox's desktop client that lead to some data loss. Considering passwords are involved, this new development, however, has more frightening consequences.

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Origin not hacked, EA confirms false alarm

Origin not hacked, EA confirms false alarm

This afternoon there’s been a false alarm announcement by a supposed hacker group suggesting they’d breached Origin, lifting thousands of emails and passwords. In fact the emails included in a leak come up in Google searches as far back as several years ago, meaning the list was likely harvested from several already-public lists. EA suggests that "there is no truth" to the idea that there was a hack and that "it was an artificially generated list that has nothing to do with Origin."

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Venezuelan government shuts down internet in wake of protests

Venezuelan government shuts down internet in wake of protests

Don’t expect one whole heck of a lot of tweets coming out of Venezuela in the immediate future as President Nicolas Maduro’s government has shut down the internet and select TV channels. Having shut down Twitter access for the area this past week, Venezuela’s state-run ISP CANTV has been cut in areas such as San Cristobal. This area is a regional capital in the west of the country and CANTV controls the vast majority of internet connectivity in the area.

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Grand Theft Auto V Online in-game purchases appear: “fleeting” cash cards

Grand Theft Auto V Online in-game purchases appear: “fleeting” cash cards

As Grand Theft Auto V quickly becomes one of the best-selling games of all time - the quickest-selling game ever, at that - users are turning up oddities in-code in-game left and right. Today's appearance of some Grand Theft Auto Online content helps us understand how different the online multiplayer experience is going to be, starting with cash cards. These cash packs (or cash cards, as they appear here) can be purchased for real, actual cash with an in-game purchase, and are - as the description reads - "fleeting".

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Xbox One engineer anonymously explains what Microsoft 180 cost you

Xbox One engineer anonymously explains what Microsoft 180 cost you

Microsoft's decision to remove the Xbox One's online requirements after a groundswell of gamer revolt has prompted a doleful eulogy for what the system could have evolved into, supposedly penned by a member of the Always Online development team. The document, shared anonymously, primarily blames Microsoft itself for poorly reacting to the bad publicity around the Xbox One's original DRM system, which required games to check-in once every 24hrs else gamers couldn't continue playing them - though also lists out the potential next-gen console advantages owners will now miss out on.

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Anonymous OpUSA cyberattack plan goes out with a fizzle

Anonymous OpUSA cyberattack plan goes out with a fizzle

On Monday, Anonymous and various extremist Islamic hacking collectives announced their OpUSA mission, which was a planned cyberattack against nine big-name US agencies/institutions that the hackers wanted to take down. The attack was announced in a manifesto of sorts on Pastebin, which you can read here if poor grammar is of no bother to you. Not surprisingly, the attack appears to have fizzled out with little effect.

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