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Security Firms’ Hacked Documents Detail Plans To Bring Down WikiLeaks

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posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 10:13 AM
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A group of hackers penetrated security firm HBGary’s web defenses and found several documents detailing a plan to discredit and destroy the WikiLeaks operation responsible for bringing State crimes against humanity to light.

Other documents obtained suggest that Bank of America (a WikiLeaks target itself) was involved in planing a disinformation campaign against the WikiLeaks organization.

V3 reports:


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.


It is unclear what role the US Federal Government may have had in HBGary’s plans to run a disinformation campaign against WikiLeaks, but we can see that several Washington firms and powerful banking interests were involved. Since the banks and lobbyists run Washington, it is highly likely that these activities were carried out with the full knowledge and sanction of the US Government.

HBGary, Hunton & Williams, and Bank of America all have close ties to the Washington establishment and routinely engage in contract work for the Federal Government.


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.


Further,


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.


For some reason I don't believe Mr. Collamore.

If the CoC wasn't involved, then certainly the CIA was.


edit on 15-2-2011 by mnemeth1 because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 10:31 AM
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Wow. Excellent find.

The cyber war is ramping up.



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 10:59 AM
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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.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 03:37 PM
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Originally posted by g146541
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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.


Keep working on that idea
)))))))))))))



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