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An analysis of the content revealed what appears to be a proposal, written for leading US legal firm Hunton & Williams by HBGary Federal, on how to bring down WikiLeaks(PDF) through a combination of hacking and disinformation.
It was prepared in conjunction with data analysis firm Palantir Technologies and consultants Berico Technologies
The document suggests a campaign of misinformation involving feeding false documents into WikiLeaks and exposing them to discredit the site’s output. Hacking attacks against the central WikiLeaks document server in Sweden were also suggested.
According to the emails, the presentation was prepared for Hunton & Williams, which counts Bank of America among its clients. Hunton & Williams has reportedly declined to comment, but Bank of America issued a statement yesterday denying involvement in the presentation.
In another set of documents, HBGary Federal appears to have offered a plan for the US Chamber of Commerce to “mitigate the effect of adversarial groups” like US Chamber Watch. The plan suggested a strategy to “discredit, confuse, shame, combat, infiltrate and fracture” these groups.
“The leaked emails appear to show that HBGary Federal was willing to propose questionable actions in an attempt to drum up business, but the Chamber was not aware of these proposals until HBGary’s emails leaked,” Tom Collamore, a Chamber of Commerce spokesman, told The New York Times.
Originally posted by g146541
reply to post by wcitizen
There is no real "cyber war" it is only ideas thrown around that will inevitably cause the "Elite" a reason to shut down the internet for a more favorable form of media.
This "cyber war" is all made up.
I need to find a way to convert shortwave to broadband!!
Truly free internet for all.