if you know what we mean. Today’s Crypto-Affirmations or rather their Debbie Downer equivalent, come to us from our old friend, Professor Gabriella Coleman of McGill University in Montreal. This one has just the right mix of adorable and soul-chilling,… Read More ›
Putting #ISIS on Ice: An Interview with GhostSec of #Anonymous and Ghost Security Group
As France rains bombs on Syria, as states, countries, continents close their borders to refugees fleeing civil war and terrorism, as the world reels from underreaction to overreaction in the wake of the Paris and Beirut suicide attacks, men and… Read More ›
#HoodsOff, #OpKKK Releases 500+ Names #Anonymous Identifies as KKK Members
OFFICIAL #OpKKK #HoodsOff 2015 Data Release. https://t.co/EQODjs7wpA With Love, Anonymous — Operation KKK (@Operation_KKK) November 5, 2015 Well, it’s finally here: the long-awaited list that Anonymous’s OpKKK has been collating for a year, since the first OpKKK which grew out of OpFerguson, which… Read More ›
Hack o’ the Day: Replace #Twitter’s Hearts with Your Favourite Emoji!
Another day, another article about the Death of Twitter. Not that they’re wrong, it’s just irritating that a lot of the organizations wailing the loudest have been active participants in the slow murder of what was once everyone’s favourite social… Read More ›
Trolling Level: Nobel Prize
Presented without further comment: Well, just one little comment: the actual Nobel Prize Twitter account has 165,000 Twitter followers. This upstart has only 17 at the time of posting this article. The real winners were the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet…. Read More ›
Journalist and Accused #Anonymous Collaborator Matthew Keys Awaits Verdict—UPDATE: Guilty!
That was bullshit. — Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) October 7, 2015 Matthew Keys’ fate is out of his hands. Possibly for the next several decades. Keys, a self-made meteor who’d rocketed to significant heights in the social media news desk firmament,… Read More ›
Crypto-Affirmations: Enforced Transparency, @BiellaColeman, and Nemesis
We are big fans of single-serving social media accounts at Cryptosphere Global HQ. Who doesn’t love Taylor Swift on Security? Or Fashion Zizek? Or, come to think of it, Zizek Ebooks, although who can tell it from the original? We… Read More ›
AnonCoders Claim to Have Hacked More Than 23,000 Twitter Accounts
So there we were, minding other peoples’ business on Facebook while everyone else in North America was at a 4th of July barbeque or still nursing a Canada Day hangover, when we got a ping from an account claiming to… Read More ›
Opinion: #Anonymous Minds Social Networks
This is an Opinion piece by a longtime participant in Anonymous, who wishes to be identified only as “an Anon.” We are pleased to present this meditation on media, minds, Anonymous, anonymity, social media and the hype cycle. With the… Read More ›
Happy Twitterversary, CIA!
Various US government agencies are on social media, with varying degrees of awesomeness or face-palmery. As US government agencies on social media go, relative newcomer the CIA is pretty much the best. Not in terms of giving out actual information:… Read More ›
#BreakTheInternet: #Anonymous Sabu is Back, Bitches!
Hector Xavier Monsegur, better known as the Anonymous, LulzSec, and AntiSec firebrand turned FBI informant Sabu, is back on Twitter. Many thanks to @danstuckey for getting this account back after 3 years of dormancy. https://t.co/Nwv66yMVTe #IMBAAAAAAACCKKK — Hector X. Monsegur… Read More ›
Interwebbed: Cyber and Crypto News for March 24
Sabu Week is in full effect, kittens! Aren’t you thrilled? Don’t worry, once we’ve settled some old scores and shone some light into some dark corners of Anonymous and its alumni, we’ll be back to regular programming. In fact, we’ll… Read More ›
#Anonymous vs #ISIS: the ongoing skirmishes of #OpISIS
In the realm of social media wars, some are more fraught than others. There are the inevitable, tiresome third-glass-of-Malbec Friday night spats, and then there are the ones where lives, and possibly immortal souls, are at stake. Anonymous is expert… Read More ›
#Anonymous Takes a Bite Out of the Illegal Tiger Trade with #OpTigerStorm
On Thursday, February 5, OpFunKill, the anti-hunting branch of hacktivist group Anonymous, changed its stripes temporarily, becoming OpTigerStorm, and nearly swallowing the internet whole. Still trending… 5.5 hours. Sleeps. Tell me when it stops, or better still keep it trending… Read More ›
Instant Karma, Internet-Style
Let’s take a hypothetical: say, you’re a self-proclaimed whistleblower and security conference attendee with a Twitter account, a highly-strung nature, and roughly 300 followers. We’ve all been at those conferences. We know what they’re like. Maybe you’re a little bored;… Read More ›