Posts Tagged ‘Hackers’

Hackers continue cyberattacks against Vatican, Catholic orgs

Monday, September 21st, 2020

The China-linked threat group RedDelta has continued to launch cyberattacks against Catholic institutions since May 2020 until as recently as last week. A state-sponsored threat group linked to China has been engaged in a five-month long cyberattack against the Vatican and other Catholic Church-related organizations. Attacks have come in the form of spear phishing emails Read more

Hackers invited to Vatican hackathon

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

The Vatican has invited hackers to its first-ever hackathon. The four-day coding marathon event began yesterday. The hackathon, called VHacks, has brought together people from all faiths as well as those who have no faith. In this, computer scientists, developers and designers use technology to solve global problems. Read more

Anonymous unable to complete Vatican website shutdown

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Despite its best attempts, the hacker collective “Anonymous” was not able to bring the complete Vatican website down. As reported in Friday’s edition of CathNews, the Vatican’s website was off line on Wednesday 7 March, allegedly under attack from Anonymous. However, despite launching an attack for several hours, Anonymous was unsuccessful in completely shutting the Read more

Sex abuse, corruption, and absurd precepts: “Anonymous” attacks Vatican

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The Vatican website was off line Wednesday for a number of hours, allegedly attacked by the Italian branch of the hacker collective Anonymous. “Anonymous has now decided to lay siege to your site in response to the doctrines, liturgies and the precepts absurd and anachronistic that your organization is for profit (Roman Apostolic Church) propagates Read more

Computer hackers take Church money targeted for poor

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Computer hackers from Europe recently targeted St Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines, Iowa and stole more than NZ$800,000, according to CBS News. It was money ear-marked to help out the homeless and abused women. “You kind of have to take a deep breath and you have to trust in the Lord,” Richard Pates said. “Why Read more