Sunday, March 6, 2011

"Anonymous" Interview on Al Jazeera

It's another day and yet another example of how Al Jazeera is taking CNN, BBC and other "top" news networks to school comes to light. Here is a video interview conducted with members of the activist hacker group Anonymous. Wearing the  Guy Fawkes masks, and probably using voice synthesizers, they comment on how they helped the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt. They also emphasize how they go out of their way to not harm regular people during their operations. Impressive stuff.


What's particularly hilarious is the story of HB Gary, a security firm whose CEO claimed he knew, and was about to expose, the identities of several leaders of the group. As you saw in the video above, that didn't end so well. Not only did they deface the site and publish thousands of internal company emails, but it now appears there might be a congressional investigation as reported by the Washington Post:

A group of House Democrats is calling on Republican leaders to investigate a prominent Washington law firm and three federal technology contractors, who have been shown in hacked e-mails discussing a"disinformation campaign" against foes of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

In a letter to be released Tuesday, Rep. Hank Johnson(D-Ga.) and more than a dozen other lawmakers wrote that the e-mails appear "to reveal a conspiracy to use subversive techniques to target Chamber critics," including "possible illegal actions against citizens engaged in free speech."

The lawmakers say it is "deeply troubling" that "tactics developed for use against terrorists may have been unleashed against American citizens."

The call for a congressional probe marks the latest development in the controversy over tens of thousands of e-mails stolen from HBGary Federal, whose computer system was attacked in early February by members of a loose collective of unidentified hackers known as Anonymous.

Now, the embattled CEO of HB Gary has reportedly resigned his post!

They really should have apologized when they received this warning:

Oh well, some people only learn the hard way...


Anonymous said...

I am so happy to see a group like "Anonymous" out there. "We the people" can use all the help we can get. Please stay safe "anonymous" & be very careful. Please don't let any of those giant corporations bribe you to work for them by offering you megabucks, we NEED YOU!! Please continue to help the people of the world keep their freedom, I wish you the best.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure how I feel about hacker groups. What I do know is someone has to expose the corruption going on in this country.