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Once again, the hacktivist collective Anonymous is threatening a spectacular security breach, this time, against the Canadian government. Yesterday, Anonymous hackers told the National Post they'd stolen sensitive Canadian national security documents. They're prepared to release said documents if the officer who fatally shot a British Columbian protester last week is not arrested by Monday at 5pm, Pacific time.

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Wired reports that the FBI used a bunch of cobbled together, freely available exploits to help expose users hidden behind Tor servers back in 2012. According to the report, the FBI relied on Metasploit to first deanonymise users operating Dark Net child porn sites during a sting called Operation Tornado.

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North Korea tried and failed to hide behind the undisputed superstars of the hacker community last month when South Korea got hit by a large scale cyberattack. According to South Korea, Kim Jong Un and company worked hard to cover its tracks by hiding the IP addresses of computers used in the attacks and later destroying their hard drives. And when they got caught, they did what any dictatorial wasteland would: blame Anonymous.

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The creeptastic Guy Fawkes mask has become synonymous with Anonymous, protesting and basically any group that is trying to fight against injustice. But why does a Guy Fawkes mask have to just be one white male face? Can't it be represented in different genders and ethnicities and cultures? Maybe!