Forbes: Anonymous, LulzSec & Hacker-Informant Sabu

Has the FBI found a snitch in the hacker known as Sabu? Did Sabu provide the FBI with information leading to the arrest of alleged LulzSec-related hackers? Forbes reporters Parmy Olson and Andy Greenberg dissect the situation.

 

A Traitor in their midst – Members of Anonymous/Lulzsec arrested

After months of attacking websites of the FBI, CIA, and Sony Pictures, federal agents arrested members of the hacker groups Lulzsec and Anonymous.  

Acting on information leaked by the group’s leader, Hector Xavier Mensegu, who went by the codename Sabu and had been working with the federal government for months.

Sabu, a 28-year old unemployed father of two, lived in a Lower East Side housing project, which served as the nerve center for a vast network of computer hackers numbering in the thousands and operating around the world. His primary role was to identify weak spots for the hackers to target and then spread that information.

After Sabu was unmasked by the FBI last June he was forced to leak information to the federal government or face jail time himself, after pleading guilty to charges on August 15.

“They caught him and he was secretly arrested and now works for the FBI,” a source close to Sabu told FoxNews.com. – International Business Times

LulzSec is allegedly responsible for billions of dollars in damage to governments, international banks and corporations through their coordinated cyber-attacks.

Is Anonymous Targeting the Israeli Government in their newest message? (w/video)

To the government of the state of Israel.

We are Anonymous.

For two long we have tolerated your crimes against humanity and allowed your sins to go unpunished.

Through the use of media deception and political bribery, you have amassed the sympothies of many. You claim to be democratic, yet in reality this is far from the truth, in fact your only goal is to better the lives of a select few while carelessly trampling the liberties of the masses. We see through the propaganda that you circulate through the main stream media and lobby through the political establishment.

Your Zionist bigotry has displaced and killed a great many. As the world weeps you laugh while planning your next attack. All of this is done under the veil of peace but so long as your regime exists peace shall be hindered.

You label all who refuse to comply with your superstitious demands as anti semetic. And have taken steps to ensure a nuclear holocaust. You are unworthy to exist in your current form. and will therefore face the wrath of anonymous. Your empire lacks legitimacy and because of this you must govern behind a curtain of deceit. We will not allow you to attack a sovereign country based upon a campaign of lies. Your grip over humanity will weaken and man will be closer to freedom.

But before this is accomplished the people of this world will rise against you and renounce you in all your worth. Our crusade against your reign of terror shall commence in 3 steps.

Step one will be initiated after the release of this video and will be comprised of systematically removing you from the internet.

Step two will be later disclosed and is already in initiation. And as for step 3, well think of this one as a present from Anonymous to you. We will not stop untill the police state becomes a free state.

We are anonymous.

We are legion.

We do not forgive.

We do not forget.

Israeli government; Expect us!

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Did Anonymous Just Apologize to the CIA? Watch their newest communication here and decide for yourself (w/video)

Citizens of the World,

We are Anonymous.
We are people.   Just like you.

We are not robots.

We are human.

We are everyone.

That said. 

We have the capacity errors of judgment and mistakes that everyone does.

We are committed to improving the lives of everyone on this planet by whatever means deemed necessary because if we have to take action to right a wrong, it has gone on entirely too long. If that is the case, the people who should have handled it have ignored it. Those people have much higher budgets and significantly larger resource pools than we do. All we have is each other for good or bad. Some use the Anonymous name to try to “Profit!” off it, some use it for nefarious reasons, and we’ve even seen some use it to try to get laid. Regardless of the reason it is used, we unite under common goals for the common good.

There are projects we are working on that we shall not discus as to do so would influence them negatively and significantly. However, even those of us working for good sometimes make very bad rash ill thought-out decisions.

Such is the case of one anonymous individual. We will leave it at this.

To the CIA: We are sorry your website is down. It was not the intended purpose of #APH actions. However, such event created significant amount of attention to a situation that goes unnoticed far too often.

Six compromised servers containing child pornography are actively DDOSing your web server. We cannot stop this, we have no access to them, because the network link is entirely saturated and we cannot log back in. It will stop 41.6 days after the time it began. Your only choice is to act and have them taken offline, which should have already happened.

We are legion,
We do not forgive,
We do not forget…

You should have expected us…you damn kiddie diddlers!

Hacktivist group “Anonymous” releases a new message

Anonymous releases a new video…

Citizens of the World.
We are Anonymous.

We have been watching recent events as they have slowly but surely unfolded, from the distortion and destruction of the first amendment to legalize and justify political bribery, to the dawn of a new political struggle consisting of millions of citizens crying out in indignation at this misappropriation of the judicial system, and to the very proposal of the so called, “Stop Online Piracy Act”, SOPA, without any concern to ethicality, morality, or responsibility. We have witnessed the recent actions this ‘Corporatocratic’ government has taken the means by which it has justified shutting down megaupload.com, a site that served, and continues to serve, as a very legitimate means of transferring information.

Suffice to say, we are angry.

These recent actions directly oppose the values we uphold, as well as the values of the founding fathers of the United States government. The freedom of information must never be infringed upon, and that the government exists to serve the will of the people, not the will of the financial elite.

They have already been forewarned of the technology at our disposal to defend our right to access information. The legislative entities and Governmental bodies that attempt to impose their law upon what is not theirs need to be forced to understand that we arer a sovereign entity beyond your control.

We therefore have declared as one collective, that the cyberspace domain be independent from the United States government and from any tyrannical laws they seek to impose upon us.

They claim there are problems amongst us that need to be solved. They use this as an excuse to invade our precincts.

They are wrong.

We are creating a world where anyone, anywhere, may express his or her beliefs, no matter how singular, without fear of retribution or of being coerced into silence or conformity.

Their legal concepts of property, expression, identity, movement, and context do not apply to us. They are all based on matter, and there is no matter here. We are a sovereign nation, and we intend on staying as such.

Citizens of the Global Community, join us. Let us defend our home, the internet.

Operation Revenge, engaged.
Operation Megaupload, engaged.
Operation Blackout, engaged.

We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not Forgive.
We do not Forget.
To the United States Government, you should’ve expected us.

The validity of this video and it’s association to any group and/or political movement has yet to be ascertained.

Anonymous Expression’s “We Are Legion for We are Many (The 99%)

The Social Revolution is our Evolution.

This is our stand for positive social change in our society for us and future generations.

No more silence, no more complacency.

The latest operation revealed by Anonymous: Operation Anti-Sec

Anonymous reveals its latest operation, which may have  already taken down its first target in Austin Texas.

Greetings from Anonymous,

For the past decade, the government has tried to take control of our internet ocean. In an effort to stop these acts of injustice, Anonymous has joined collective forces with LulzSec in our newest operation, #Antisec. We are sending our fleet to fight alongside the Lulz boat to reclaim what is rightfully the peoples. We encourage anyone and everyone, to man their vessels and charge their lasers.

We encourage defacement’s of the enemies websites, and use of the word antisec on any and every website or pro censorship group. Any exposed intelligence the enemy decides to withhold from us, should be brought to light. It’s time to show the corrupt governments of the world that they have no right to censor what they do not own.

Anyone and everyone is strongly urged to join our fleet through rough waters in our attempts to restore the tainted internet sea. No matter your skin color, origin, or beliefs, we invite you to join us in our fight against censorship and corrupt governments.

Come aboard or walk the plank.

We are Anonymous.
We are legion.
We do not forgive corrupt governments.
We do not forget censorship injustices.
Expect us!

LeakSource writes…….

The global activist hacking group Anonymous claims to have obtained thousands of credit card numbers and personal information from the high-profile clients of a leading analytical intelligence company, all in the name of charity.

Up to $1 million was reportedly stolen from Stratfor, in Austin, Texas, a leading provider of military, economic and political analysis for clients that include Apple and the U.S. Air Force.

“#AntiSec plundered 200gb of their mails and more booty,” read a tweet by @AnonymousIRC on Saturday.

Anonymous, an online community with no hierarchical organization, had been working with the hacking group Lulzsec on a series of hacking attacks it called Operation Anti-Security, or Operation AntiSec. The operation began in June 2011, with an attack on the Serious Organized Crime Agency, the U.K.’s national law enforcement agency. Since then, attacks have targeted the governments of Brazil, Tunisia and Zimbabwe, NATO, various U.S. law enforcement websites and Fox News.

Anonymous promised that the attack on Stratfor was just the beginning of an assault on a long list of targets.

“#Antisec has enough targets lined up to extend the fun fun fun of #LulzXmas throught the entire next week,” @AnonymousIRC tweeted.

In a statement released today, Anonymous said, “Tomorrow, we will be dropping another enormous dump on our next target: the entire customer database from an online military and law enforcement supply store.”

The group said Stratfor was “clueless … when it comes to database security,” noting that many passwords were merely the company’s name.

Stratfor’s website is currently shut down, with the message, “Site is currently undergoing maintenance.”

The company is participating in an ongoing investigation with law enforcement, including the FBI, Kyle Rhodes, the public relations manager, told ABC News.

Stratfor warned its clients against publicly supporting the company: “It’s come to our attention that our members who are speaking out in support of us on Facebook may be targeted for doing so and are at risk of having sensitive information repeatedly published on other websites.”

Anonymous says the stolen money will be donated to various charities, like a modern-day Robin Hood. Receipts the group posted show donations to the Red Cross and Save the Children Foundation.

Whatever their motivation,  Anonymous has  proven time and again that their type of activism is almost impossible to counter, will ultimately get their point across, and garner plenty of media attention while doing so.  You would think that some of these businesses would be listening by now, but a hard head makes for a soft ass!

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“Merry Lulzxmas!” – Anonymous / LulzSec Strikes again! – Hit’s Austin Texas Security firm Stratfor Global Intelligence

“Merry Lulzxmas! Anonymous / LulzSec  provides some Christmas cheer, by taking on security think tank Stratfor Global Intelligence on Christmas eve, and posting thousands of credit card numbers, and even using some of them to post donations to charitable organizations such as cancer and AIDS research, the American Red Cross, WikiLeaks and the Tor Project, a software that enables online anonymity.

The BBC/UK writes……..

The activist hacker groupAnonymous says it has stolen thousands of emails, passwords and credit card details from a US-based security think-tank.

The hackers claim they were able to obtain the information because the company, Stratfor, did not encrypt it.

They say Stratfor’s clients include the US defence department, law enforcement agencies and media organisations.

The Austin-based company says it has now suspended the operation on its servers and email.

An alleged member of Anonymous posted an online message, claiming that the group had used Stratfor clients’ credit card details to make “over a million dollars” in donations to different charities.

Stratfor later announced that it would keep its email and servers suspended for some time.

It also said the disclosure was “merely a list of some of the members that have purchased our publications and does not comprise a list of individuals or entities that have a relationship with Stratfor”.

Anonymous has previously claimed responsibility for cyber attacks on financial institutions seen as enemies of the whistleblowing website Wikileaks.

Original article appears here.

 

Zerohedge writes……..

Chronology of releases from AnonymousIRC starting early this afternoon:

And the kicker:

Anon promises that much more is coming:

  • #Antisec has enough targets lined up to extend the fun fun fun of #LulzXmas throught the entire next week.

How the Stratfor site looked minutes after the hack:

 

Full letter from George Friemdan to clients as of an hour ago:

The full client list as released in a pastebin by Anonymous of all the alleged clients sorted by company name, can be found here. As this is merely an extracted column from a far larger database, we are confident much more very sensitive information, as the bulk of the companies are either in the intelligence or money management business, will be released shortly.

 

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