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Anonymous Hacks Security Firm Investigating It; then-Releases it's E-mail: :o)

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posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 05:26 AM

A U.S. security firm that claimed to have uncovered the real identity of Anonymous members responsible for a recent spate of web site attacks became a victim of Anonymous itself, when members of the online vigilante group breached the company’s network and stole more than 60,000 internal e-mails. The group posted the e-mail spool Sunday on the Pirate Bay torrent site for anyone to download and sift through.

HBGary Federal, which does classified work for the U.S. federal government among other security work, claimed it had been working with the FBI to unmask hackers behind recent denial-of-service attacks against PayPal, Visa, MasterCard and Amazon. Members of Anonymous — a loosely structured group of internet troublemakers — had organized the mass attacks after the companies suspended accounts used by WikiLeaks to receive donations and host documents. More recently, members of the group directed denial-of-service attacks against government web sites in Tunisia and Egypt.

The hack against HBGary Federal occurred after the Financial Times published a story on Saturday quoting Aaron Barr, CEO of the company. Barr said his company’s researchers had uncovered clues to the real identities of top members of Anonymous by monitoring chat rooms and Facebook groups they frequented. Barr identified a co-founder of the group, who goes by the name Q, and said he planned to give some of the information to the FBI. He also planned to present his findings at the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco next week.

On Sunday, Anonymous ridiculed the company’s research skills and the accuracy of its data in a press release posted at Daily Kos, mocking the company’s “infiltration of our entirely secret IRC server and in particular our ultra-classified channels #opegypt, #optunisia, and, of course, #reporters, which itself is the most secret of all.”


Well now. This is going to make things pretty darn interesting. That would suck-for the investigating group-but for ANON. what a couter-tool. Mess with us and we'll mess with you.

I guess whoever is going to attempt to hunt these ANON people down better have their own ducks in a row. It could get a little dicey if you aren't ready for these dudes.

Unfortunately, one of the ANON members mess up and was caught on HG surveillance. Most likely his positive identification will lead to more arrest of the bad guys. Please, see this photo and contact you local law enforcement office of the FBI if you have any information on this individual. An offical All Points Bulletin:

posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 05:48 AM
I love the image! violation of rule 14. whats rule 14? how many rules are there?


posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 06:45 AM
I think Anonymous is really a government agent, like the rest of wikileaks frontmen like Jullian Assange who was dinning at the us embassy over a year ago

posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 07:10 AM
Anonymous is simply a loose association of internet Anarchists devoted to the abolition of all forms of governance which do not appeal to their general approvals. They are irresponsible, reckless, and a threat to the safety and security of the entire international community. Leaking secrets, attacking organizations and corporations, not to mention their extremist rhetoric in defense of their ideal society of anarchistic values, are nothing less than dangerous.

Perhaps their initiative is to drive the government into regulating the internet to disband their reckless behavior. Maybe they are the government and are pursuing what I had just mentioned above.

Either way I do hope to see them voluntarily halt what they are doing.

posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 07:22 AM
Im sorry but I just learned this topic was started yesterday here:

My bad. Please direct anything there. Mods alerted.

posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 07:26 AM
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