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Sun Sep 16, 2012, 05:39 PM

Hackers claim attack on Cambridge University Press

Source: Cambridge News

Hackers claim to have "dumped" details of 4,000 Cambridge University Press computer accounts on the internet.

The group called NullCrew, which supports WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has claimed responsibility for the alleged data breach, although the university last night insisted security had not been compromised.

A list of more than 4,000 Cambridge University Press usernames was posted on the Pastebin website by NullCrew tonight, but most of the passwords were simply listed as "null".

A statement above the data said: "If you don't take our demands seriously this time, more data will be dumped. If you keep ignoring us, we will keep dumping" ...

Read more: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Home/Hackers-claim-attack-on-Cambridge-University-16092012.htm



Earlier story:

Pro-Assange group NullCrew threaten second attack on Cambridge computer system
Threats made by NullCrew on their twitter page suggest they are planning another release of Cambridge data sometime tomorrow.

by Varsity News
Sunday 16th September 2012, 00:05 BST

NullCrew, the pro-Assange group behind last month’s hacking of the Cambridge computer system, has threatened another release of Cambridge data within 24 hours if the university does not respond to them.

The threats made on their twitter page started on the 14th September with the first reading: "Hacking into #Cambridge again. #NullCrew" which was followed by another saying: "If Cambridge authorities don't want another dump, now is the time to speak up. Tweet me + DM. You have 24 hours."

When contacted by Varsity for a statement they replied that "Students aren't the targets. If the plan works, you'll see what we did." Questioned as to whether Cambridge was being made the target of their hacking for any particular reason or simply because they could, they replied that it was: "Because we can, and it will get #OpFreeAssange the most publicity. People need to realize what's going on." ...


http://www.varsity.co.uk/news/4817
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021354387

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 05:41 PM

1. wow. these people just make me dislike them more and more. nt

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 05:47 PM

2. I think they're hoping to force Henry VIII to take a stand on the Assange affair

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 05:50 PM

3. And here I was going to drop a few hundred bucks or Cambridge Press books...

 

maybe later...

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 05:56 PM

4. How else can WE the people going to fight back...things

will be done that many people will dislike and many like...

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Response to movonne (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 06:00 PM

6. What are you fighting back about??

And what does the effing Cambridge University Press have to do with it?

This is getting intolerable. A bunch of common thugs and thieves here, that's all.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 06:12 PM

7. It doesn't bother you to see books like "Arithmetic Differential Operators over the p-adic Integers"

or "Graph Structure and Monadic Second-Order Logic" offered for sale to the general public?

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 07:19 PM

9. No, but it really burns me up to see

them still pushing "A Companion to Wittgenstein's Tractatus."

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 05:57 PM

5. Their 'reason' is "because we can". That doesn't make it right. nt.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 06:16 PM

8. Here we go again....

Another battling/on fire thread, about the same old topic, with lots of insults and ruffled feathers.

I'll pass on this thread.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 08:49 PM

10. But it sure wuz swella ya t'drop by an' lettus know ya wuzn't comin in!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:51 PM

11. so they want publicity for (%)OpFreeAssange

OK... What kind of publicity? They want the University to respond to them? Maybe say "hello" or something?

Hacking was so much more entertaining when they put porn on religious sites.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:12 AM

12. HOLD it. This seems designed to create blowback against Anon and Assange –

the Anons aren't usually that stupid, nor do they usually attack innocent bystanders just "Because {they} can."

How sure are we this isn't false flag/black ops?

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:31 AM

13. Searching further . . . I find nothing on nullcrew prior to July, 2012.

Last edited Mon Sep 17, 2012, 01:11 AM - Edit history (1)

Again, I think the action makes more sense as a false flag/black ops effort.

Radio interview of purported leader of nullcrew at http://www.spreaker.com/user/minitrue/16_09_2012_anonymous_team_radio_1# makes clear, nullcrew are NOT Anonymous. They do what they do for the lulz.

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Response to snot (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:31 PM

14. NullCrew: the principled hacker group?

18 September 2012

... “Anyone can be in Anonymous, but we don’t want to make a bad name for Anonymous because some of our hacks are for no reason,” such as Sony and ASUS which were hacked “for the lulz.” This is contrary to other crews, who seemed to hack for fun (LulzSec) and money (UGNazi); but then claimed affiliation with Anonymous because, said Null, “they felt they would get in less trouble if people thought they hacked for a cause” ... Critics have been unable to see a connection between a world famous seat of learning and the Julian Assange case – and have been looking for a deeper meaning. It doesn’t exist. We did it for the publicity, said Null. “We’re after government and educational sites because they get the most media; and we need that publicity to get the message OpFreeAssange across” ...

http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/28300/nullcrew-the-principled-hacker-group/



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