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How HBGary wrote backdoors for the government

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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 03:00 PM
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How HBGary wrote backdoors for the government


arstechnica.com

On November 16, 2009, Greg Hoglund, a cofounder of computer security firm HBGary, sent an e-mail to two colleagues. The message came with an attachment, a Microsoft Word file called AL_QAEDA.doc, which had been further compressed and password protected for safety. Its contents were dangerous.
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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 03:00 PM
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Our government is in the business of paying this firm HBGary to author virus code that they intend to use to get Al-CIA-du to infect their own computers to give the government a backdoor to their machines. I wonder what they think about the idea that perhaps this will provide those same created enemies the weapon for their own use?

How many booby-traps did the VietCONG create from unexploded ordinance dropped by the US that killed American troops? The unintended consequences of this action are pretty serious.

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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 03:07 PM
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Out of curiosity, how is this company doing now, what is the fall out for them? I have not really heard anything, just wondering how much damage Anonymous did to them as a corporation. Enough to put them under?
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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 03:32 PM
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HBGary Federal is still offline. hbgaryfederal.com... as of this posting. I would say they are still hurting just a bit from the anon take down and email hack.

Andy Greenberg over at Forbes is bloging about the fall out. It aint pretty I would say. Toxic is used to describe the company. blogs.forbes.com...


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