Posts tagged: Operation AntiSec

Feb 04 2012

Anonymous Hacks FBI and Records Conference Call

Anonymous HackersEarlier today, Anonymous released a confidential conference call between the FBI and law enforcement officers in the UK. The 16-minute call discusses ongoing investigations into hackers associated with Anonymous, AntiSec, and LulzSec.

From all appearances, Anonymous retrieved the sensitive access code information and a list of attendees from an FBI email account. The group released a roughly 15-minute-long recording of what appears to be a Jan. 17 conference call devoted to tracking and prosecuting members of the loose-knit hacking group.

The email, titled “Anon-Lulz International Coordination Call”, was published on pastebin earlier today. The email with details for accessing the call was sent to law enforcement officials in Britain, France, the Netherlands and others but the only people who identify themselves on the call are from the FBI and Scotland Yard.In a message on Twitter, Anonymous posted links to the audio recording and said the FBI “might be curious how we’re able to continuously read their internal comms for some time now.”

The initial link to the conference call was for an mp3 download, but it was also made available to stream on YouTube.

The FBI and Scotland Yard have now confirmed that their internal conference call describing their investigation into Anonymous hackers was illegally intercepted, as was the email containing the conference call details. The Metropolitan Police also confirmed it, saying:“We are aware of the video which relates to an FBI conference call involving a PCeU representative. The matter is being investigated by the FBI. We continue to carry out a full assessment. We are not prepared to discuss further.”

Karen Todner, a lawyer for Cleary, said that the recording could be “incredibly sensitive” and warned that such data breaches had the potential to derail the police’s work.“If they haven’t secured their email it could potentially prejudice the investigation,” she told. Following a spate of arrests across the world, the group and its various offshoots have focused their attention on law enforcement agencies in general and the FBI in particular.

Aug 10 2011

Anonymous : Operation Facebook – November 5, 2011

“The more Facebook seems to dominate the world, the closer it seems to be to its end”.
Operation Facebook

Anonymous, the shady-yet-principled hacktivist group that has previously hacked into Iran’s government emails, the Pentagon, possibly the IMF, News Corp, Anders Breivik’s Twitter account, and much more, has a new target in its crosshairs: Facebook. The hackers have set the date for Facebook’s demise as November 5, 2011.

DATE: November 5, 2011.
TARGET: https://facebook.com
Press:
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/OP_Facebook

http://piratepad.net/YCPcpwrl09

Irc.Anonops.Li #OpFaceBook

Message:
Attention citizens of the world,

We wish to get your attention, hoping you heed the warnings as follows:
Your medium of communication you all so dearly adore will be destroyed. If you are a willing hacktivist or a guy who just wants to protect the freedom of information then join the cause and kill facebook for the sake of your own privacy.

Facebook has been selling information to government agencies and giving clandestine access to information security firms so that they can spy on people from all around the world. Some of these so-called whitehat infosec firms are working for authoritarian governments, such as those of Egypt and Syria.

Everything you do on Facebook stays on Facebook regardless of your “privacy” settings, and deleting your account is impossible, even if you “delete” your account, all your personal info stays on Facebook and can be recovered at any time. Changing the privacy settings to make your Facebook account more “private” is also a delusion. Facebook knows more about you than your family. http://www.physorg.com/news170614271.html
http://itgrunts.com/2010/10/07/facebook-steals-numbers-and-data-from-your-iph….

You cannot hide from the reality in which you, the people of the internet, live in. Facebook is the opposite of the Antisec cause. You are not safe from them nor from any government. One day you will look back on this and realise what we have done here is right, you will thank the rulers of the internet, we are not harming you but saving you.

The riots are underway. It is not a battle over the future of privacy and publicity. It is a battle for choice and informed consent. It’s unfolding because people are being raped, tickled, molested, and confused into doing things where they don’t understand the consequences. Facebook keeps saying that it gives users choices, but that is completely false. It gives users the illusion of and hides the details away from them “for their own good” while they then make millions off of you. When a service is “free,” it really means they’re making money off of you and your information.

Think for a while and prepare for a day that will go down in history. November 5 2011, #opfacebook . Engaged.

This is our world now. We exist without nationality, without religious bias. We have the right to not be surveilled, not be stalked, and not be used for profit. We have the right to not live as slaves.

We are anonymous
We are legion
We do not forgive
We do not forget
Expect us

Will Anonymous be able to successfully lay waste to Mark Zuckerberg’s fortress? This is set to be the Internet showdown of the year.

Aug 08 2011

Anonymous Defaces Syrian Defense Ministry Website

The Anonymous hacking group has added the website of the Syrian Ministry of Defense to its ever-lengthening list of victims, defacing it with a message in support of the anti-Government insurrection.

Syrian Defence Ministry Hacked

Overnight, visitors to the website were greeted with the logo of the Anonymous collective plus links to videos showing protests, with a message in Arab and English.

“To the Syrian people: The world stands with you against the brutal regime of Bashar Al-Assad. Know that time and history are on your side – tyrants use violence because they have nothing else, and the more violent they are, the more fragile they become. We salute your determination to be non-violent in the face of the regime’s brutality, and admire your willingness to pursue justice, not mere revenge. All tyrants will fall, and thanks to your bravery Bashar Al-Assad is next.”

“To the Syrian military: You are responsible for protecting the Syrian people, and anyone who orders you to kill women, children, and the elderly deserves to be tried for treason. No outside enemy could do as much damage to Syria as Bashar Al-Assad has done. Defend your country – rise up against the regime! – Anonymous”

By lunchtime on Monday (BST) the site had become unavailable, which suggests either that the site has become overloaded or has been taken offline by the Syrian authorities.

Supporters of the insurrection will claim the successful hack as a propaganda coup although the Syrian regime and its leadership have long since stopped worrying how the outside world views it crackdown on anti-Government protests. The Anonymous hack tells us more about the insecurity of websites that offers convincing evidence of Syrian embarrassment.

Anonymous – and assumed spin-off LulzSec – have successfully attacked so many websites it is becoming easier to list those it hasn’t tried to undermine. It’s an eclectic and sometimes eccentric list.

Aug 06 2011

AntiSec Releases Over 10GB of Private Police Files including Informants Details

Operation AntiSecA week after 70 law enforcement agencies were defaced and attacked in what was known as Fuck FBI Friday, Anonymous and LulzSec have released another massive amount of confidential data, this time targeted at US police officers in what they’re now calling Shooting Sherrifs Saturday.

Over 10GBs of information has been leaked including hundreds of private emails, password information, address and social security numbers, credit card numbers, informant details, police training files and more.

The group claims to be acting in solidarity with Topiary, a member of LulzSec who was apparently found to be in posession of 750,000 login credentials when arrested last week as well as with the Anonymous PayPal LOIC defendants whom Anonymous faithful claim should be considered as ‘political prisoners’. From the release ‘notes’:

“We stand in support of all those who struggle against the injustices of the state and capitalism using whatever tactics are most effective, even if that means breaking their laws in order to expose their corruption. You may bust a few of us, but we greatly outnumber you, and you can never stop us from continuing to destroy your systems and leak your data.”

“We have no sympathy for any of the officers or informants who may be endangered by the release of their personal information. For too long they have been using and abusing our personal information, spying on us, arresting us, beating us, and thinking that they can get away with oppressing us in secrecy. Well it’s retribution time: we want them to experience just a taste of the kind of misery and suffering they inflict upon us on an everyday basis. Let this serve as a warning to would-be snitches and pigs that your leaders can no longer protect you: give up and turn on your masters now before it’s too late.”

Source: Shooting Sheriffs Saturday | Official Release Statement

Jul 26 2011

Anonymous Hit Peru, Colombia, Philippines Governments

Anonymous Hackers

Several hacker groups have mounted a fresh batch of cyber attacks against the Peruvian, Colombian and Philippines governments, all in the name of Anonymous’ ongoing AntiSec campaign.

The attacks were all first revealed on The Hacker News website before subsequently being publicised by Anonymous via one of its Twitter accounts, where the group tweeted:

“#AntiSec spreading everywhere, Phillipines [sic]: http://bit.ly/pjyMSx Columbia: http://bit.ly/n1WH80 Peru: http://bit.ly/q9sTQw Rock on, mateys!”

The attack on the Colombian Government saw the hackers target roughly 250 of the country’s police officials with “spam bombs”. Following the regular pattern of most hacker groups, the attackers went on to post a statement online containing the personal data of National Police employees.

The statement thanked the police, “for keeping us submitted and trampled” and invited all like-minded individuals to join the AntiSec movement.

The attack on the Philippians Government was enacted by the “BashCrew” hacker collective. The hack targeted the country’s Congress.gov.ph website. The group subsequently published the stolen data on pastebin. The data posted included government workers personal information, emails and contact numbers.

The hacks in Peru targeted 10 government owned sites and were perpetrated by an as yet unidentified group of hackers. The attack was still credited as being a part of the ongoing AntiSec campaign. The information taken from the 10 sites was then posted online, it again included filenames and employee details.

The attacks come just as Anonymous has mounted several fresh attacks against the Italian Cyber Police and NATO.

None of the targeted governments have yet released official statements regarding the attacks.