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Anonymous attacks US security company
guardian.co.uk ^ | Monday 7 February 2011 | Charles Arthur

Posted on 02/07/2011 12:03:27 PM PST by dimk

The loose hacker collective Anonymous says it has taken revenge on a US security company whose principal claimed to have penetrated the group and identified some of its key people.

They hacked the Twitter account of Aaron Barr, the chief executive of HBGary, and sent out a series of angry tweets while many Americans were watching the Super Bowl match on Sunday night, allegedly including Barr's social security number and address, and his mobile phone number.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aaronbarr; anonymous; barr; crackers; hackers; hbgary; internetsecurity; itsecurity; rsasecurity; security; wikileaks
Seems like Anon saved taxpayers a large amount of money
1 posted on 02/07/2011 12:03:33 PM PST by dimk
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To: dimk

“allegedly including Barr’s social security number and address, and his mobile phone number”

Haha! Lame! Seriously that is nothing.


2 posted on 02/07/2011 12:07:12 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge, MA grad student. Any potential conservative Christian FReepmail-FRiends out there?)
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To: dimk
...and then challenged him to a duel...

oh, sorry... that was Aaron Burr....

3 posted on 02/07/2011 12:08:09 PM PST by ponygirl
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To: dimk

Anonymous actually does good work exposing Scientology.


4 posted on 02/07/2011 12:10:58 PM PST by Peter from Rutland
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I probably should have quoted this in the original post

“entire control of all emails for the company of hbgary.com. we have full admin control of

“hbgaryfederal.com. we have wordpress control of hbgary.com

“all emails will be put up in a torrent.

“full access to all their finincials

“their ssns [social security numbers]

“their w2s [US tax reporting statement]

“their 1099s [US tax identification certificate]

“their software products

“their malware data (although Anonymous rm’d [deleted] their entire terabyte of data sorry)

“their backup server was wiped.

“access to their pbx system via 8x8.com

“control of their support server and their clients logins

“root access to rootkit.com, personal website of greg hoglund

“aaron barr’s ipad is now wiped”


5 posted on 02/07/2011 12:12:56 PM PST by dimk
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To: dimk

Internet security...an oxymoron indeed.


6 posted on 02/07/2011 12:14:06 PM PST by FourPeas
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Police have arrested five young men on suspicion of taking part in distributed denial-of-service attacks launched by Anonymous, the group that has targeted corporate sites for attack in defence of Wikileaks.

The five, who are aged between 15 and 26, were detained at 7am on Thursday at addresses in the West Midlands, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey and London, the Metropolitan Police Central eCrime Unit (PCeU) said in a statement. The suspects were taken to local police stations and remain in custody, the police added.


7 posted on 02/07/2011 12:14:35 PM PST by kcvl
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To: ponygirl

Mouth full of peanut butter...

Awin Buuuuuuur, AWIN Buuuuuuur!

Sorry, the correct answer is Aaron Burr...


8 posted on 02/07/2011 12:14:49 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: dimk

Now that GE, Obamacare, and their flunkies are putting all our health care records on the web, we’re now all just a matter of a blackhat’s perseverance away from having no privacy at all.


9 posted on 02/07/2011 12:17:19 PM PST by FourPeas
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One of the five Anonymous members carrying out the attacks (it doesn’t take many) told me they were galvanized after finding out from Barr’s emails that he had, in fact, been planning to meet the FBI this morning and was planning to try and negotiate a sale of his information on Anonymous; namely, a 23-page document purporting to show names and addresses of Anonymous members.

http://blogs.forbes.com/parmyolson/2011/02/07/victim-of-anonymous-attack-speaks-out/


10 posted on 02/07/2011 12:18:20 PM PST by kcvl
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Sickos!

******

“I’m getting personal threats from people, and I have two kids. I have two four-year old kids. Nothing is worth that.”

The threats have come through Facebook including one commenter who wrote: “I’m gonna find out all the people that you know and cause them pain. Death is too good for you.” Last night Barr also received about half a dozen phone calls to his cell. He only answered one of them – a woman who quickly hung up. The rest were voicemails: “They didn’t actually speak,” he says. “One was singing something. Some of them just hung up. One guy just had weird noises in the background.”

http://blogs.forbes.com/parmyolson/2011/02/07/victim-of-anonymous-attack-speaks-out/


11 posted on 02/07/2011 12:20:29 PM PST by kcvl
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He was supposedly going to sell their personal info to FBI, problem they would have if he had the right info would be much more significant.


12 posted on 02/07/2011 12:28:37 PM PST by dimk
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To: kcvl

Mr. Barr decided to do battle with someone clearly out of his league. Anyone in IT security with half a brain knows messing with blackhats is serious business. Showing your hand when you are in any way vulnerable — meaning you have ANY presence on the web — is just asking for trouble.

Announcing that you’ve been messing in their sandbox to drum up press for a talk makes Barr world-class stupid.

I’ve had the pleasure to meet a several world-class “hackers.” You only have to talk to them for a very short while to learn that they’re serious about what they do.


13 posted on 02/07/2011 12:32:53 PM PST by FourPeas
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