Hacking History

A look at government investigations of hackers and their works.

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The government has hundreds of thousands of pages of documents on hackers, hacking groups and high profile hacks, some of that the government investigated and some that the government infiltrated. From the FBI, to the Secret Service and the many government agencies that’ve been hacked. These files are important pieces of history for the evolution of the cyber domain, government investigations, and hacktivism. All costs go towards the release of the files, which will be made publicly available.

Backed by Brooke Ganz, Paul Galante, Kelly Shortridge, Thomas Dullien, and 26 others.

$3,128.37 raised out of $9,500.01.

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So far, over three million pages of FBI records identified, funds have been raised for 124,250. Over 6,700 have been released so far – with much more pending.

Legion of Doom – 46,250 pages ($1,598.50 – funded separately!)

LulzSec – 7,500 pages ($220 – funded!)

AntiSec174 pages previously released, more to come

OurMine – 25,173 pages ($760 – funded!)

WANK worm3 pages released

GoatSec – 15,374 pages ($460)

Operation BART6,267 pages released, more to come.

UGNazi86 pages released, more to come.

Hacking Team2 pages released

FBI International Cyber Sweep for DDoS Attackers – 32,000 pages ($955)

Google (victim of cyber attacks) – 20,111 pages ($610), 288 pages released

Cult of the Dead Cow – (69 pages released), more requested

Justin Tanner Petersen – 6,521 total pages, 2,457 released, more TK

Global kOS4 pages released

Operation Payback18,649 pages identified

David Kernell – 2,871,253 pages ($15 for every 500 pages)

Lots more to come, you can see the full list of the requests here.

Read more about the project here.

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The "Melissa Worm" through the eyes of the FBI

The “Melissa Worm” through the eyes of the FBI

In early 1999, a piece of malware with one of the oddest origins hit the scene. This article explores the investigative methodology used by the FBI, and highlights some of their findings.

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