Aaron Barr and Greg Hoglund are discovering the same thing after tangling with ungroup Anonymous.
Hoglund is the front man for HBGary, an insecure security company which says it provides “classified services” to the “Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community” and other Obama government agencies “to meet their unique requirement”.
Barr has a similar position with HBGary Feral — sorry, Federal — and he made the mistake of claiming he’d cleverly penetrated Anonymous and filched the names of its organisers.
Sadly for him and Hoglund, and all who work with and for them (including the Financial Times which first broke the story of Barr’s allegations), Anonymous is Amorphous. There are no organisers: see, p2pnet talks with Operation Payback – David becomes Goliath; and, p2pnet talks with AnonNews – Freedom of speech.
As a direct result, HBGary was hacked by a 16-year-old Anon and some 50,000 emails posted as torrents for all the world to see.
‘sophisticated computer virus’
Hoglund couldn’t leave well enough alone: he’d sort Anonymous out and show them who’s boss. But as p2pnet posted yesterday, his efforts resulted in a further 27,606 emails ending up on The Pirate Bay, to wit, from the HBGary Email Viewer >>>
- (new) firstname.lastname@example.org – Greg Hoglund – 27,606 emails (torrent)
- email@example.com – Aaron Barr – 16,906 emails (torrent)
- firstname.lastname@example.org – Ted Vera – 12,134 emails (torrent)
- email@example.com – Phil Wallisch – 15,156 emails (torrent)
Total: 71,800 emails
Now, “Anonymous claims to have access to the sophisticated computer virus reportedly developed as a joint Israeli-US cyber attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities”, says the Guardian, going on >>>
Anonymous says it has obtained details of the Stuxnet worm from the emails of HBGary, a US security company the loose hacker collective attacked earlier this month.”
It is not yet clear whether Anonymous plans to deploy the computer virus, but last week the group signalled an intention to attack Iranian government websites in support of a planned green movement rally in Tehran.
However, security experts told the Guardian on Monday that even though Anonymous does have access to parts of Stuxnet, it does not control the crucial code enabling it to attack Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant – an attack Russia’s Nato ambassador said could potentially trigger a ‘new Chernobyl’.”
… the first internet-based superconsciousness …
It’s inconceivable to the powers that used to be that a group of people, young and old, could take matters into their own hands without someone leading them, and it’s a dead certainty others will try to penetrate the Anonymous Global Command.
Which doesn’t exist.
Anonymous is the first internet-based superconsciousness. Anonymous is a group, in the sense that a flock of birds is a group. How do you know they’re a group? Because they’re travelling in the same direction. At any given moment, more birds could join, leave, peel off in another direction entirely.
That’s Doc, an Anon quoted in a 2008 Baltimore City Paper story slugged Anonymous Takes On Scientology (and Doesn’t [sic] Afraid of Anything), since repeated far and wide online.
Meanwhile, HBGary was looking for bytes and ink when it ‘exposed’ Anonymous.
It got it.
16-year-old Anon – HBGary: nailed by a 16-year-old, February 12, 2011
p2pnet – 27,000 HBGary emails, as promised: AnonLeaks, February 13, 2011
Guardian – Anonymous claims to have Stuxnet access, February 14, 2011
Stuxnet worm – Stuxnet, Siemens and Iran nuclear centrifuges, January 17, 2011
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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