Anonymous hacks FBI conference call

By on February 5, 2012
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Posts email addresses of all the people involved, and the conversation.

The infamous hacker group Anonymous managed to hack into a conference call between the FBI and UK police, BBC reports. In typical fashion, the group then released email addresses of all the people involved in the conference call, including the entire conversation.

The call happened on January 17, and consisted casual banter between the officers about various cyber attacks, including the one on Valve’s online game service Steam, where thousands of credit card information were stolen.

“He’s a 15-year-old who’s basically just doing this all for attention,” a British detective said.

FBI confirmed the breach in a statement, saying: “The information was intended for law enforcement officers only and was illegally obtained. A criminal investigation is under way to identify and hold accountable those responsible.”

Scotland Yard has yet to make a formal statement, however London’s Metropolitan Police have said that the matter was under investigation, but that no operational risks had been identified.

“At this stage no operational risks to the MPS have been identified; however, we continue to carry out a full assessment.”


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