Anonymous Hackers Launch Wikileaks for Normal People

Posted: February 13, 2011 in Uncategorized

Last week, the loose-knit hacking collective Anonymous stole over 50,000 emails from security researcher Aaron Barr. Now they’re launching the Wikileaks-style, to make it easy for anyone to browse Barr and his colleagues’ private emails.


Anonymous attacked Barr and the security company he worked for, HBGary Federal, on Sunday after he (wrongly) boasted to a reporter about having identified Anonymous’ “leaders.” In just a few minutes, Anonymous broke into HBGary’s computers, then posted an archive of HBGary corporate emails on The Pirate Bay. The embarrassing revelations are flowing: emails indicated Barr was planning on meeting with the FBI to snitch on Anonymous members; a PowerPoint presentation showed HBGary was pitching a law firm employed by Bank of America with plans for a sleazy smear campaign against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange—including planting false documents to discredit Wikileaks. (It’s largely believed Wikileaks is planning to release documents about Bank of America soon.) HBGary is screwed: Former business partners are scampering away, and it’s unlikely anyone will trust their computer security with them again. LINK HERE

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