Monday, February 7, 2011

A security company, new target Anonymous

After "Operation riposte" against sites such as Mastercard or Paypal, to "avenge" Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, members of Anonymous attacked on Sunday, February 6, HBGary Federal, a U.S. security company . The website of the company first suffered a denial of service requests to saturate the servers, but it is accessible again Monday.

The Twitter account of the group's CEO, Aaron Barr has also been hacked. MORE ARRESTS IN EUROPE AND THE U.S. According to Anonymous, HBGary forwarded to the FBI a lot of information on suspected members of the network. To do this, HBGary have monitored the emails and Facebook accounts of certain "hackivistes.

The company had also used false identities on the platforms of instant discussion to gather information. After a series of computer attacks in December, in support of Wikileaks, which was to disseminate confidential cables of American diplomacy, several people were arrested. Two Dutch teenagers, one French and five Britons were arrested for their links with Anonymous, between late December and late January.

The FBI also announced it has issued more than 40 search warrants in the United States.

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