Calling it a form of “electronic civil disobedience,” hacktivist group Anonymous took aim at a special agent from the California Department of Justice on Friday. The group spilled 38,000 e-mails containing “computer forensics techniques, investigation protocols as well as highly embarrassing personal information,” according to a press release on Pastebin.
The group leaked the e-mails belonging to Fred Baclagan, a computer crimes investigator and posted them, along with his personal address and phone number to a site hidden by Tor and a torrent on The Pirate Bay.
Baclagan’s voicemails and SMS text message logs were also raided before Anonymous hacked into his Google Voice account to text and call his contacts, according to the Pastebin post.
The e-mails contain discussions spanning from cracking TrueCrypt encrypted drives to sniffing wireless traffic in mobile surveillance vehicles and how to prepare search warrants and subpoenas, according to the release.
The bulk of the e-mails however, revolve around conversations between members of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS). The e-mails allegedly contain notes on how investigators build cases against criminals who commit computer crimes.
Anonymous has been keeping busy this month after kicking it off with a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and in Finland, leaking 500,000 e-mail addresses to federal and parliamentary authorities.