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As we speak I'm sitting on a mile high pile of data released about the US Chamber of Commerce. Thousands and thousands of docs released a few hours ago. Wanna help read through the docs and see what crazy things the Chamber is up to? There's thousands of these docs. It's a 1.2 GIGABYTE download. My computer is choking on it. Looks like a lot of docs scraped from their sites.
This evening I came across a reference to a torrent on Twitter that caught my eyeball -- A "torrent" in this case is basically a document dump. Basically. The message intrigued me not only because it mentioned secr
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a powerful business lobbying group in the United States that "has become a fully functional part of the partisan Republican machine" since CEO and president Thomas J. Donohue took office in 1997. Prior to Donohue's tenure, the Chamber "used to be a trade association that advocated in a bipartisan manner for narrowly tailored policies to benefit its members."  The Chamber's 2010 budget is approximately $200 million, but as a trade organization, its donors can remain anonymous. 
The Chamber claims on its website that its mission is to "advance human progress through an economic, political and social system based on individual freedom, incentive, initiative, opportunity, and responsibility." It describes itself as "the world's largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region."
Despite these claims, the New York Times reported in October 2010 that half of the Chamber's $140 million in contributions in 2008 came from just 45 big-money donors, many of whom enlisted the Chamber's help to fight political and public opinion battles on their behalf (such as opposing financial or healthcare reforms, or other regulations).  The Chamber is "dominated by oil companies, pharmaceutical giants, automakers and other polluting industries," according to James Carter, executive director of the Green Chamber of Commerce.
To open the file you will also need something called TrueCrypt which you can download here.
1. Download TrueCrypt after you've finished loading the massive data dump to your computer.
2. Then open TrueCrypt (click the TrueCrypt icon)
3. Click Select File and locate the huge file from your local computer.
4. Select a directory in the top window...I used the Z directory
5. Click Dismount
6. Ignore the warning the system gives you about armageddon and system failure -- if it actually gives you a warning.
7. Enter the password Barrett Brown
8. Then...you'll get a choice of which file you want to open...and from there on out it's pretty much millions and millions of pdf files.
Happy reading! Bring a barf bag.
Originally posted by Maxmars
I am somewhat taken aback by the fact that I am not angry at all about this.
I should be. From an ethical perspective; government transparency is the mandate of the government, not some hackers who are unaccountable for their actions.... (but in that they don't differ from the government itself.)
But I'm not... because we all KNOW that we are about to become privy to behind the scenes corporate, political, and let's call a spade a spade, "elite," self-serving activities which we were never intended to learn because they were meant to be shielded by the protection of government-business "official" classification.
Grit your teeth people... this will be as ugly and embarrassing as having to state "I crush 7 gram rocks...., that's how I roll."
US Chamber of Commerce; "Winning!"
Originally posted by Rockdisjoint
Why does the Government alway keep its crimes on file? That just seems so stupid to me. We all already know that they are a bunch of criminals, but they should at least try to hide it.
Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
Quite a high profile target for Anonymous!
Blimey...I can't see this going without USGov retribution in some form.
More restrictive data/internet/comms bills maybe?
A fake cyber attack on a hospital or such to blame on Anon?
I seriously doubt the money men will let this one go by without punishment.
Scientology is one thing,but this is on a different level IMO.
Originally posted by nidstav
The United States Chamber of Commerce is not the government. Although some people might argue they are pretty close to being the government anyway. This is a kind of a trade-union for corporations. It's a huge lobby that influences American politics. They have many links to the Republicans and share many goals with them. Which corporations are funding them is not public knowledge.
To explain some little things to you there is different levels in our system Some are the cannon fodders (LOIC users) they do their job pretty well And some are acting in background, to clear the way by actualy breaking inside secured servers to plant our mines (its a view of the mind) Concerning your ideal of the "white knight" (or should i say white hat ?) hacker, i think i you live in a dreamland. Yes , we are "hackers", hackivists, call whatever name you like, but the majorty of us actualy know as professionals , the network. Anyways, to all of you thinking the FBI can stop us, i only have to say : even if they stop one or 9000 of us, they cant stop all of us. PS: i personaly use a PCs for gaming, consoles are...meh.
I've spent time with some members and these guys were damn near clueless about computers and hacking. They didn't know much at all. They both had laptops with them. One was running Windows Vista and when I asked why he hadn't upgraded to Windows 7, he went into a mini rant about how slow 7 is and how much more secure Vista was. It took everything I had not to laugh. The other was running a Linux distro called Mint and I had a box full of Ubuntu 10.04 dvd's and went to give him one to try and he said "What's Ubuntu?". I was speechless. That's what anonymous is mostly made of. A bunch of wannabe hackers and skiddies (script kiddies) who don't really know what they're doing, along with a bunch of immature teens who whine when they don't get their way. They become members just so they can get a stupid Guy Fawkes mask and go around wearing it and bragging that they're elite hackers fighting for our freedom and rights. That they're revolutionaries like he was. They don't even realize exactly who Guy Fawkes was. The man was trying to install an evil theocracy by destroying parliament. He was exactly what they claim to fight against LMAO.