posted on May, 28 2011 @ 01:11 AM
Trust me, we don't hear about some of the intrusions into sensitive systems, such as big-businesses, etc...Sometimes they will release the
information because customer data may have been compromised, and even then there is no guarantee.
Whoever defeated this system is very good. They obviously were not after the normal stuff, like financial data, etc, and the fact that they hacked one
organization to help their intrusion into another organization's system probably means that they were going after something specific. It is possible
they would have attacked any site using those keys, so it may be possible that this wasn't their specific target, which means that they weren't
going after any specific information, rather just snooping around.
I find it hard to believe that a group, or however unlikely, an individual, this sophisticated and skilled would put in the amount of work required to
penetrate a network that sophisticated without a gameplan, or goal.
I wonder if they pulled off loads of material. The person quoted in the article I believe said there was no classified material available on their
main company network, but that it was all on a separate network which is controlled by the government. His words, to me, implied that the network had
no connection whatsoever to the outside stream, which I find hard to believe...So whether they got classified material or not, who knows...
I am positive that the perpetrators know the severity of punishment they will receive if caught, which to me strengthens my belief that they were
hunting something particular. The jail time that would be associated with hacking any government network, or in this case a company with a history of
working with the government, would no doubt be lengthy. Just look at the lengths the US is going to with Gary McKinnon. They will always claim
excessive damage to their systems, no matter what really goes on during the intrusion, as evidenced by many cases in recent decades.
Whether or not it was "Anonymous," depends on what you know and understand them to be. They don't exist really. Anon hacks are perpetrated by
individuals who create temporary alliances for a common cause. I mean, only maybe 1% of /b/, probably less, could pull off something like this, so
Anon is really just a handful of people who claim to be part of Anon, meaning that they have the size of an army, although the majority of them do not
actually participate in the operations perpetrated in the name of Anonymous.
Sorry about that rant...When I get sleepy I get like that. I hope that made sense to someone at least...And as always, I suppose I could be wrong
about one of my assumptions, but definitely not all.