p2pnet view P2P | Freedom:- Anyone who doubts the power of the net to force dramatic changes, or who disses Anonymous as a bunch of no-account hackers, has only to look towards Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria —-
—- and/or US ‘security’ firm HBGary, self-professed adviser to Obama intelligence agencies, run by one Greg Hoglund (right) and his dim but amusing side-kick, Aaron Barr.
It’s like a really bad Hollywood farce, except no one could dream this one up.
Yesterday, the site carried a number of appearance announcements for Hoglund, among them news that it’d be at the RSA Conference.
Today, however, “A group of aggressive hackers known as ‘Anonymous’ illegally broke into computer systems and stole proprietary and confidential information from HBGary, Inc”, it says, on its site, adding >>>
This breach was in violation of federal and state laws, and stolen information was publicly released without our consent.
In addition to the data theft, HBGary individuals have received numerous threats of violence including threats at our tradeshow booth.
In an effort to protect our employees, customers and the RSA Conference community, HBGary has decided to remove our booth and cancel all talks.
HBGary is continuing to work intensely with law enforcement on this matter and hopes to bring those responsible to justice.
Thank you to all of our employees, our customers and the security community for your continued support.
No doubt one of the targets will be the 16-year-old girl who worked her way around HBGary’s vaunted (by itself) in-house ‘security’.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
World War III will be a global information war with no division between civilian & military participation ~ Marshall McLuhan
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