WHERE IS GARY? :D

Posted: February 16, 2011 in Uncategorized

Hacked and Now Vandalized, HBGary Pulls out of RSA

The company’s subsidiary, HBGary Federal, also cancelled a talk it had planned to give on the Internet activist group, Anonymous. It was news of this talk that riled Anonymous and precipitated the controversy last week.

HBGary has been under fire for several days now after its Web sites, corporate email system and Twitter accounts were hacked, and details of a company business proposal to discredit WikiLeaks were posted to the Internet. The attack was apparently launched by Anonymous in response to HBGary Federal’s CEO Aaron Barr’s talk, which had been slated for Monday morning. Barr said he had discovered the identities of many of Anonymous’s leaders, and had planned to discuss his investigation in a talk at the BSides San Francisco conference, which runs in tandem with RSA.

“I was receiving death threats,” Barr said in an interview Tuesday. “There was lots of talk that was being made of in the Anonymous IRC channels of harassing us at our booth and sending people to heckle [HBGary speakers at the conference].”

The company decided to strike its booth from the RSA conference floor, however, after it was vandalized on Sunday, said Jim Butterworth, HBGary’s vice president of services. “We… came back the next morning and it was very apparent that the group responsible for the activities in the news had decided to make another statement,” he said. LINK HERE

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