Anonymous Leaks FBI, Scotland Yard Phone Call Detailing Hacking Investigations

Hacktivists with the online collective Anonymous have released a recording of a sensitive phone call between officials with the FBI, Scotland Yard and other foreign police agencies related to ongoing investigations into hacking.

Hacktivists with the online collective Anonymous have released a recording of a sensitive phone call between officials with the FBI, Scotland Yard and other foreign police agencies related to ongoing investigations into hacking.

The conference call, which occurred Jan. 17, focused on the continued investigative efforts against hacktivists associated with Anonymous, LulzSec, Antisec and other related groups. In addition to uploading the recording to YouTube, Anonymous also posted an email with the call-in details to Pastebin.

According to reports, the FBI has said the call “was intended for law enforcement officers only and was illegally obtained,” but FBI systems were not breached. A criminal investigation is reportedly underway to identify anyone involved in the incident. A report in the New York Times quoted an unnamed FBI official as stating that Anonymous had gained access to the call because a foreign police official invited to attend had forwarded the conference call invite to a personal account Anonymous had compromised.

“Whoever has uploaded the recording of the conference call has bleeped out names of some alleged hackers who have not yet been apprehended (leaving just their nicknames audible) but others are named in the call,” noted Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant with Sophos, in a blog post. “For instance, Jake Davis (suspected by the authorities of being “Topiary”, the public face of the Anonymous and LulzSec hacktivist groups) and Ryan Cleary (who is alleged to have launched a DDoS attack on the Serious Organised Crime Agency’s website), are clearly named and their cases discussed.”

The leak of the phone call is just one of a string incidents tied to Anonymous during the past 24 hours. Members of the group were also linked to attacks on websites belonging to the Salt Lake City and Boston police departments, as well as the site of law firm Puckett & Faraj, PLLC. According to reports, hackers stole more than 3GB of documents from the firm related to the case of U.S. Marine Frank Wuterich, who recently pleaded guilty to charges relating to the killing of civilians in Haditha, Iraq, in 2005.

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  • Anonymous on

    I watched this on youtube yesterday.  The FBI are only bringing it upon themselves by foolishly supporting the recording industries temper tantrums.

  • Anonymous on

    Yah how is it there is so much resources being wasted on helping follywood??? 

    what have they done for us lately?  quality movies??? lol i think not.. 

    does hollywood pay these organisations for the man hours that go into these investigations?

     didn't hollywood just post record profits???

    man hours should be going into going after companies and individuals who are stealing peoples lives away..  pensions, investment scams.  hollywood has done nothing but make enemies out of everyone. let them sleep in the bed they made.. 

    Help the people who have nothing..  ya but i guess that doesn't pay.. all comes down to money and when you don't have any. your pretty much screwed.. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Anonymous on

    The FBI talked a great deal about the gaming site "Steam" being hacked into with credit card information being stolen.  I am concerned now because Steam did not notify me.  Why?

  • Anonymous on

    I have steam account too.. didn't get an email. But when i logged in after it happened it asked me to change my PW as a precaution..  along with some words on what happened. atleast thats what i remember.

     

     

     

     

  • NoobSlapper on

    If you are poor it doesn't make it right to steal from those you view as rich.  Pirating movies, songs, software, etc is stealing and if you do it you are a theif.  I'm disgusted by theives sticking up for other thieves on here.  If you want a song/movie etc...why not WORK for it and pay the market price.  If you don't want it bad enough to pay the market price...then you are free to NOT buy it.  I'm sick of the DBs who think that its ok to steal as long as you claim that it is 'overpriced'.  Your theivery is NOT justified.

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