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Anonymous hacks US Security company HGBary - Releases email leaks

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posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 02:24 PM
If the government decides to restrict peoples access to the internet it would only effect those who don't understand it. One you know how a computer and the internet functions it is easy to manipulate all the associated electronics devices - they are only stupid machines that only do what someone tells them to.

posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 02:31 PM
Normally, I would disagree with these actions. But considering how our rights are being stripped away and corporations running the country, I am all for some anarchy like this, since our elected officials are doing nothing about it. No one gets hurt physically, and if these big corporations loose some money in the process, so be it. One way or another corporate America must pay the piper.

posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 02:39 PM

Originally posted by GAOTU789
That letter on the website home page is brilliant. Agree or disagree with Anon, one thing is for sure, they have a flair for the dramatic.

So why can't you sell this information to the FBI? Because we are going to give it to them for free!

That right there is gold!

That was my favorite part! With how good these guys are, they are most definitely idols of mine! Hahaha! That letter was written with so much wit and fineness, it kind of makes me want to join them. They are like a collective robin hood of the cyber Nottingham so to speak..

posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 02:42 PM
Amazing.... These guys are good. They are obviously getting serious, they managed to wipe out an entire company, cost them millions of dollars, and priceless public shame. No one is going to work with these guys again!

This is an obvious threat to anyone that tries to restrict or turn off the net, the more they try, the more they will loose.

It's simple. Go after the real criminals, murderers, corrupt, child molesters. A kind of "leave the innocent alone and we'll leave you alone" mentality.

reply to post by 0R10N

Calm like a bomb.

Bonomp bahh bahh duhduhduh bahh bahh bonomp bahh bahh bahhhhh bahh bahh

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posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 02:53 PM
reply to post by shagula

I feel like that was a much needed event, sure, massive ddos attacks from script kitties is pretty lame, and yes, it screwed with joe smo. Anon needs to get known more, they needed the publicity, they needed to proove they were a force to reckon with. DDos attacks are lame, but the fack that thousands of people all over the world, participated, showed everyone that Anon has power in numbers, they needed to get that point across first to scare people.

Now it just relies on the leaders of anon, sure anon isn't one person, but one person needs to take charge to devise the plan, hell there might be a plan, but i'm not seeing it yet, i could definitely think of thousands of ways to take over the world if i had the power of anon....

I could see it now...

All Anon Report in at X, X, X, X , or X depending on your location, you will be given guns, we will revolt.

Would be classic. Watch TPTB # their pants.

posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 02:58 PM
reply to post by cerberus00

God bless Anonymous!

posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 03:17 PM
Take that, men in suit!

In one corner of the ring, a handful of badly-educated corporate crooks with low moral fiber... in the opposite corner, tens of thousands geeks willing to put any resource they have to beat totalitarianism!

Democracy Shall Not Win!

"We are legions."
- Anonymous
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posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 03:28 PM

Originally posted by 0R10N
That was my favorite part! With how good these guys are, they are most definitely idols of mine! Hahaha! That letter was written with so much wit and fineness, it kind of makes me want to join them. They are like a collective robin hood of the cyber Nottingham so to speak..

That's the beauty of it. You can be one of them. Anonymous is us. Anybody you see throughout the day could have participated in their actions.

posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 03:48 PM
Anonymous are dumb.


posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 03:54 PM
Must be a small group of people with half a clue cause most of anon are just script kiddies. (just go to the site and take a look for yourself)

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posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 04:09 PM
This had me chuckling all day...

Absolutely brutal attack, couldn't have happened to a nicer person.

posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 04:23 PM
Long live ANONYMOUS, I hope they further expose the scum of the earth as they often do.

We are with you, anything to aid and ebbed Anon is a positive

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posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 04:44 PM

Originally posted by munkey66
I am hardly an expert on how the internet works, but I will give it a shot.

Good on you! (no sarcasm) here my reply:

ISP's are privately owned and currently in most countries are free to let their customers do basically whatever they like.
a law could be passed that ISP's now have to keep a log of every site you visit and say they are trying to stop internet piracy,

I completely agree, but this would require countries all over the world to change their laws - many with constitutions that advocate freedom of speech - so while corrupted countries like the USA where money talks louder than rights may follow this trend i doubt the whole world would pass this law.

The House Republicans' first major technology initiative is about to be unveiled: a push to force Internet companies to keep track of what their users are doing. A House panel chaired by Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin is scheduled to hold a hearing tomorrow morning to discuss forcing Internet providers, and perhaps Web companies as well, to store records of their users' activities for later review by police. Read more:

This is a step towards monitoring the internet, it will not control it - it is just a politicians dream, they do not have the technical understanding to realise the cost burden this would place on ISP's. Encryption technology is also available to everyone which would easily stop ISP's seeing what is being sent between 2 computers and if you can't see what is being sent you can see what places on the internet are being viewed because a computer can get information from a sight for another computer. ISP's nor anyone else has the resources and computational power to keep up with those who wish to hide something, which most people around the world would if they knew they were being legally watched.

now you may be clever enough to get around that, but you still have to connect to the network to pay bills, check emails, facebook, movies.
now lets say that someone discovers that a site is allowing people download movies or music.
ThePirateBay down.It’s officially Closed! ?
Regular torrent user must be aware of the ongoing case trial going on with website which is one of the widely used public torrent website around the web. The final court trial has decided to imprison the Swedish founders (Four Pirate bay founders) for 1 year as they have caused a huge loss for business industries by encouraging piracy and providing free download links for movies, videos, music and software. Along with this the Pirate bay operators are demanded to pay whopping 12 million dollars! source

A very good point but I feel you are missing a peice of the puzzle, many sites that people use are companies, these companies are the same ones that legally bribe (Lobby) the politicians who then make the rules. When they people do not pay their bills on time anymore or do not go to their website - costing them advertising revenue they would complain. As far as the pirate bay goes the site remains operational - and the whole case is a load a rubbish - if you send stolen goods through the post does that mean the owner of a private post office should be jailed and fine if he chose to not go through all the mail looking for stolen goods.

and then we have people like Rupert Murdoch who hates losing money and is wanting to bring in a pay per view subscription fee to the internet., I do bellieve that there are already subscription sites.
if I recall correctly, 7000 blog sites where closed by the US goverment? (no riot or revolt)

People do not care if a site is closed, because another 5 of the same type open up somewhere else.

so slowly an ISP can be pressured to prevent you from going to sites and recording your movements.
here is a tasty little titbit
Australian Senator Stephen Conroy is the minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
this particular senator is trying to pass a bill to put a mandatory filter on our broadband to prevent Australians from looking at certain sites, of course all to protect the children.

I am well aware of this as I worked for Telstra during the time the whole fake Stephen Conroy scene was played out. Again this is just a politician saying what he has to say to get people to pass the bill all the while not realising just how technically impossible it is to implement. NZ was following a similar path until a list of sites to be blocked was leaked showing that sites were being blocked for political reasons - suddenly there was no support for it.

here is a headline for you
Senator Stephen Conroy appointed by United Nations ITU

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nation’s specialised agency for communications, made the appointment in Geneva as it announced the establishment of a top level Broadband Commission for Digital Development. Senator Conroy said the new Commission would define strategies for accelerating broadband rollout worldwide. The Commission has the support of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who will receive the Commission’s findings at the UN MDG Summit in New York in September.

so the noose is already tightening and stunts like this from Anonomous and wikileaks are just speeding it up.

I agree they are trying to tighten a noose but the problem is the internet has more heads than they have nooses. For every head they get a noose on another one will grow. IF they managed to get all the countries in the world to pass the laws they need then they would still have the problem of the cost of trying to decrypt all internet traffic and the amount of money big companies (who pay the politicians) would lose. Shutting down private networks all over the world that would crop up would be impossible and may actually start an internet revolution where people form their own smaller groups to provide search engines, banking, social networking etc which could lead to the current big companies in the world having big competition over night. The fact is the internet makes money, and a large amount of that money comes from filth and advertising and dodgy practices that if controlled would lead to losses for the same people that call the shots in this world. It is all a politicians pipe dream.
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posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 05:15 PM
Viva la Anonymous!

Viva la Wikileaks!

Viva la Resistance!

posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 05:44 PM
reply to post by byteshertz

unfortunately I lack the skills to actually get the information from my brain to the page.

I will try another tact.
printed media was always free and open, people could print off as many copies of anything they wanted if they had the means and distribute, that still happens today, but a handfull of people now own a large slice of the media pie and we tend to get the information that they want us to see, occasionally we get real news and someting of interest, but all in all, they have their own agenda and want to purchase more and more of the media empire.

The internet right now is like the old days of the open and free press, as time progresses these small ISP's get bought out by larger and larger telecommunication companies who now bundle landline, mobile and internet access.

I understand where you are coming from, but we are not talking about the computer users who have a clue, we are talking about the masses who mash keys and follow link after link.

saying that it cant happen because it violates peoples freedom of speech is akin to saying that you can drive a car as fast as you like because you have a liscence to drive.
new laws are put in place, places like China already have filters, Iran, UK (UK cannot get access to music video on youtube IIRC)
so when polititians make laws, they make them to protect the children and for national security and no ISP wants to lose their liscence, even now ISP's are getting mail telling them that their customers are downloading illegal content and if it continues their contract may be terminated.
Do you think that given enough pressure that an ISP would not terminate a persons contract if they had been discovered hacking, and of course all that persons information is already on file from things like FB, twitter or anyother social network they may belong to.

the media just need to play the , Anon is a group of hackers who are stealing peoples identity over the internet and stealing their money and the massses will be calling for something to be done, and hello Internet version 2, free from hackers.
cant be done?
Australia changed their gun laws over night because some idiot killed a bunch of people.
people now get scanned because 1 idiot tried to set his underpants on fire.
and who complains, a handfull of people, the rest are watching Oprah and Idol

posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 06:12 PM
While I agree with their motives I cannot help but think this is another nail in the proverbial coffin of the interwebs.

But on the other hand there is a revolution sweeping the world and who knows, this could be one of many victories for the freedom of humanity (one can dream!).

posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 07:29 PM

Originally posted by cerberus00
Hello ATS'ers! I did not see a post about this so I thought I'd make one. Apparently HGBary has been hacked by Anonymous in retaliation for arranging a meeting with the FBI in order to sell knowledge about the group. Thought it was worth a share.

The loose hacker collective Anonymous says it has taken revenge on a US security company whose principal claimed to have penetrated the group and identified some of its key people. They hacked the Twitter account of Aaron Barr, the chief executive of HBGary, and sent out a series of angry tweets while many Americans were watching the Super Bowl match on Sunday night, allegedly including Barr's social security number and address, and his mobile phone number. The tweets link to torrents of the company's emails.

Source: Guardian news article

Who cares. Seriously, they are just a bunch of crybabies looking for fame.

Its over folks.
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posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 08:22 PM
reply to post by munkey66

aw i wrote a massive reply but hit the back button before I posted it

I will rewrite my rebuttle later when I can be bothered - good post though!

posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 09:31 PM
reply to post by byteshertz

I will add to here the favorite line for anyone trying to limit peoples frredoms.

"if you arn't doing anything wrong you have nothing to worry about"
how can anyone fight that logic on an over-entertained population?

posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 11:05 PM

Originally posted by munkey66
reply to post by byteshertz

I will add to here the favorite line for anyone trying to limit peoples frredoms.

"if you arn't doing anything wrong you have nothing to worry about"
how can anyone fight that logic on an over-entertained population?

Man, that line really hits a nerve with me. It's right up there with "We gotta do it to defend our freedumbs against turr". "Turr... gotta watch out for all that turr"

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