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That One Guy
02-08-2011, 01:33 PM
This is some crazy stuff. If these guys can get hacked like this, imagine what could happen if I as a private individual pissed them off. Makes me scared about some of the things I do online (banking and whatnot).

On Saturday, the Financial Times ran a story in which Barr said he had uncovered the identities of Anonymous members, and would reveal them at a security conference this week.

The day after the Financial Times piece came out, Barr’s online security began to crumble.

Five members of Anonymous brought down HBGary Federal’s website Sunday. Then they hacked into Barr’s Twitter account — @aaronbarr — and posted his home address, cell-phone and Social Security numbers and a stream of fake and offensive messages.

They also stole 50,000 of Barr’s personal e-mails — now linked to from his Twitter page — as well as his company’s financial records. A Forbes magazine report said Anonymous was planning to erase data on HBGary Federal's servers.

The digital smack-down continued: Anonymous’ foot soldiers went after Barr’s colleagues and his boss, Ted Vera, whose LinkedIn profile name they changed to a homophobic slur.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41465455/ns/technology_and_science-security/?gt1=43001

jhns
02-08-2011, 01:39 PM
Hack the planet!

Killericon
02-08-2011, 01:42 PM
Anonymous makes me happy.

RhymesayersDU
02-08-2011, 01:42 PM
Hack the gibson!

Doggcow
02-08-2011, 01:44 PM
Wait, is he surprised this happened? LOL

Fedaykin
02-08-2011, 01:45 PM
Apparently they are not a group comprised entirely of script kiddies.

Requiem
02-08-2011, 01:46 PM
Be afraid, be very afraid!

Ray_Lewis'_Victim
02-08-2011, 02:02 PM
Glad to see they're capable of more than a DDOS

broncolife
02-08-2011, 02:16 PM
Hack the gibson!

lol

underrated29
02-08-2011, 03:07 PM
Mess with the best. Die like the rest.

Mr.Meanie
02-08-2011, 03:25 PM
There are certain people in life you don't cross or threaten...

Los Broncos
02-08-2011, 03:28 PM
Hack the white house we need info on ufo's.

Mr. Elway
02-08-2011, 03:42 PM
If you Google a bit and read the details on how they infiltrated this "security firm" it makes for pretty interesting reading. Amazing how gullible they were considering the business they are in - they completely got pwnd for their negligence and lack of security protocols.

maven
02-08-2011, 03:46 PM
Hack the white house we need info on ufo's.

I've always wondered why they haven't gone after this. Some of these doods have to be into sci-fi so I'm sure they would wanna know.

Tombstone RJ
02-08-2011, 03:49 PM
Wow, this is a great way to catch the hackers... seriously, think about it. Barr announces his intentions, the hackers hack the crap out of his personal stuff, now the authorities can trace the hackers because they probably set the whole thing up hoping for this exact reaction.

At least, I'm hoping this is how it happened.

Hackers have to remember, there's always a better hacker out there...

cutthemdown
02-08-2011, 03:52 PM
They should send agents to find those people and just kill them.

Fedaykin
02-08-2011, 04:31 PM
They should send agents to find those people and just kill them.

Capital punishment for a bit of hacking? No due process?

You're just making a bad joke, right?

Mr.Meanie
02-08-2011, 04:47 PM
Capital punishment for a bit of hacking? No due process?

You're just making a bad joke, right?

I've found that most of cutthemdown's solutions to world problems consist of killing, bombing, nuking or attacking people.

Boomhauer
02-08-2011, 04:47 PM
...Then they hacked into Barr’s Twitter account — @aaronbarr — and posted his home address, cell-phone and Social Security numbers and a stream of fake and offensive messages. ...
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41465455/ns/technology_and_science-security/?gt1=43001

In case it wasn't already obvious, here's legal proof Twitter is an unreliable and even fabricated source of information. Next time you hear someone tweeted this or that, remeber it could be a frame or fraud. Twitter Twits..........

Fedaykin
02-08-2011, 04:48 PM
In case it wasn't already obvious, here's legal proof Twitter is an unreliable and even fabricated source of information. Next time you hear someone tweeted this or that, remeber it could be a frame or fraud. Twitter Twits..........

Duh?

Tombstone RJ
02-08-2011, 04:49 PM
Putting the guys SS# and cell # out onto the interwebzz, that's just mean...

Cmac821
02-08-2011, 04:50 PM
they make hacking look so cool

NUB
02-08-2011, 04:50 PM
Wow, this is a great way to catch the hackers... seriously, think about it. Barr announces his intentions, the hackers hack the crap out of his personal stuff, now the authorities can trace the hackers because they probably set the whole thing up hoping for this exact reaction.

At least, I'm hoping this is how it happened.

Hackers have to remember, there's always a better hacker out there...

This is a probable scenario, but I think there are far bigger threats out there than Anonymous to focus on. Anonymous don't really seem to care unless you bugger 'em as opposed to, say, the Chinese who are actively hacking into our crap every day.

That One Guy
02-08-2011, 04:59 PM
Wow, this is a great way to catch the hackers... seriously, think about it. Barr announces his intentions, the hackers hack the crap out of his personal stuff, now the authorities can trace the hackers because they probably set the whole thing up hoping for this exact reaction.

At least, I'm hoping this is how it happened.

Hackers have to remember, there's always a better hacker out there...

Well, that usually holds true but I always give the advantage to those who use their skills for devious purposes. The guy who does it for a living lives that life from 9-5. The guy who breathes it... he has a passion beyond all others. That's the guy I envision doing it for devious purposes and living off the thrill.

Now, whether the bad guy can mask his trail enough to avoid the good guy... now that's a nerdy wet dream of a movie right there.

That One Guy
02-08-2011, 05:01 PM
they make hacking look so cool

I don't know if you're being sarcastic but I do admire them a bit. These are the people who could seemingly bring down anything they wish - they hold amazing power.

I lost my "hacking" skills when they put the delay on hotmail accounts. These are top-tier minds.

Tombstone RJ
02-08-2011, 05:07 PM
Well, that usually holds true but I always give the advantage to those who use their skills for devious purposes. The guy who does it for a living lives that life from 9-5. The guy who breathes it... he has a passion beyond all others. That's the guy I envision doing it for devious purposes and living off the thrill.

Now, whether the bad guy can mask his trail enough to avoid the good guy... now that's a nerdy wet dream of a movie right there.

hard to say who is the more motivated hacker--the guy trying to screw with the system or the guy trying to protect the system, I think both are probably highly motivated but for different reasons. The good guy is probably motivated by the capacity to out smart the bad guy and still get paid "legitimately" to do it, that by itself can be a real thrill. The bad guy gets amped up on living outside the system, creating havoc, generally flipping the bird to "the powers that be."

Plus, think of all the other hackers out there that are just messing around, who are not part of either group, one day they can be hacking a bank, the next they can be hacking the Taliban... these are the unknowns...

That One Guy
02-08-2011, 05:19 PM
hard to say who is the more motivated hacker--the guy trying to screw with the system or the guy trying to protect the system, I think both are probably highly motivated but for different reasons. The good guy is probably motivated by the capacity to out smart the bad guy and still get paid "legitimately" to do it, that by itself can be a real thrill. The bad guy gets amped up on living outside the system, creating havoc, generally flipping the bird to "the powers that be."

Plus, think of all the other hackers out there that are just messing around, who are not part of either group, one day they can be hacking a bank, the next they can be hacking the Taliban... these are the unknowns...

Very true. I guess it can be a two way war.

I once heard that if you make anything in the world idiot-proof, we just create a better idiot. It seems these things go the opposite. Just when you think something is so complex it can't be cracked, they walk right in shaking their weiners at you as they go bye.

Houshyamama
02-08-2011, 05:35 PM
They should send agents to find those people and just kill them.

Me! Me! I'm the guy! I know everyone! Their habits, who they hang out with, who they talk to! I've got phone numbers, addresses! I know who they're ****ing! I know where they live! We could kill everyone.

http://is2.okcupid.com/users/146/894/14789546109386833075/mt1153960805.jpg

broncosteven
02-08-2011, 06:28 PM
If you Google a bit and read the details on how they infiltrated this "security firm" it makes for pretty interesting reading. Amazing how gullible they were considering the business they are in - they completely got pwnd for their negligence and lack of security protocols.

You got a link?

I bet they did their best "hacking" by just calling up and asking questions and getting someone who unknowingly gave out secure info.

If anyone ever calls you and says they can't get your work system or forgot their password or just starts chatting about your company say sorry I am not allowed to talk about that and hang up lest you give someone a clue.

Cmac821
02-08-2011, 06:30 PM
I don't know if you're being sarcastic but I do admire them a bit. These are the people who could seemingly bring down anything they wish - they hold amazing power.

I lost my "hacking" skills when they put the delay on hotmail accounts. These are top-tier minds.

Never had hacking skills, I see computer codes and I reach for phone to call IT.

Houshyamama
02-08-2011, 06:34 PM
You got a link?

I bet they did their best "hacking" by just calling up and asking questions and getting someone who unknowingly gave out secure info.

If anyone ever calls you and says they can't get your work system or forgot their password or just starts chatting about your company say sorry I am not allowed to talk about that and hang up lest you give someone a clue.

Nuh uh. They did it Hollywood style with big huge monitors and flashy graphics with a gun to their head with strippers dance around them in a circle.

Natedog24
02-08-2011, 06:39 PM
Nuh uh. They did it Hollywood style with big huge monitors and flashy graphics with a gun to their head with strippers dance around them in a circle.

lol made me think of this

schaaf
02-08-2011, 07:10 PM
sometimes my friends leave their facebook logged onto my computer.. I proceed to FACERAPE the **** out of them.

I would say I'm a pretty good hacker :)

willyallthewei
02-08-2011, 07:19 PM
They should send agents to find those people and just kill them.

Yeah, kill the best hackers in the US because they are going through an idealism phase. Meanwhile the Chinese are paying their hackers and funding hacker conventions so that they can get their hacker youth groups to consolidate their attacks toward U.S. companies.

willyallthewei
02-08-2011, 07:21 PM
You got a link?

I bet they did their best "hacking" by just calling up and asking questions and getting someone who unknowingly gave out secure info.

If anyone ever calls you and says they can't get your work system or forgot their password or just starts chatting about your company say sorry I am not allowed to talk about that and hang up lest you give someone a clue.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anonymous_(group)#Operation_Payback

maybe not what you want but wiki has a list of their past "endeavors"

Houshyamama
02-08-2011, 11:09 PM
"HBGary cofounder and security researcher Greg Hoglund confirmed on Sunday evening that the latest attacks were sophisticated compared to the group's past shenanigans. "They broke into one of HBGary’s servers that was used for tech support, and they got e-mails through compromising an insecure Web server at HBGary Federal," Hoglund told KrebsonSecurity (http://krebsonsecurity.com/2011/02/hbgary-federal-hacked-by-anonymous/). "They used that to get the credentials for Aaron, who happened to be an administrator on our e-mail system, which is how they got into everything else. So it’s a case where the hackers break in on a non-important system, which is very common in hacking situations, and leveraged lateral movement to get onto systems of interest over time."

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/02/anonymous-to-security-firm-working-with-fbi-youve-angered-the-hive.ars

cutthemdown
02-09-2011, 01:09 AM
Capital punishment for a bit of hacking? No due process?

You're just making a bad joke, right?

Think Matrix dude lol.

Tombstone RJ
02-09-2011, 10:23 AM
Yeah, kill the best hackers in the US because they are going through an idealism phase. Meanwhile the Chinese are paying their hackers and funding hacker conventions so that they can get their hacker youth groups to consolidate their attacks toward U.S. companies.

That's a scary thought..

Beantown Bronco
02-09-2011, 10:34 AM
hard to say who is the more motivated hacker--the guy trying to screw with the system or the guy trying to protect the system, I think both are probably highly motivated but for different reasons. The good guy is probably motivated by the capacity to out smart the bad guy and still get paid "legitimately" to do it, that by itself can be a real thrill. The bad guy gets amped up on living outside the system, creating havoc, generally flipping the bird to "the powers that be."

There is no such thing as a "good guy" in this scenario. I'd be willing to bet that lmost all the "good guys" (or at least the ones that are worth a damn) were "bad guys" at one point that got caught and offered jobs to work for the "good guys" in lieu of going to prison.

Mr. Elway
02-09-2011, 01:05 PM
You got a link?

I bet they did their best "hacking" by just calling up and asking questions and getting someone who unknowingly gave out secure info.

If anyone ever calls you and says they can't get your work system or forgot their password or just starts chatting about your company say sorry I am not allowed to talk about that and hang up lest you give someone a clue.

They used social engineering - a bit more sophisticated than what you are describing, but they did spoof an email to the network admin to get him to turn off the firewall(!).

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2011/02/hbgary-federal-hacked-by-anonymous/

alkemical
02-09-2011, 01:08 PM
I <3 anon

broncosteven
02-09-2011, 01:24 PM
They used social engineering - a bit more sophisticated than what you are describing, but they did spoof an email to the network admin to get him to turn off the firewall(!).

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2011/02/hbgary-federal-hacked-by-anonymous/

Yep.

It is actually easy to setup a secure network these days, it usually takes someone on the inside to help gain access.

The best thing to do when setting up a server/network is to turn off all unnecessary services and block or redirect all known ports.

Oh and never turn off your firewall! LOL