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Hackers attack another FBI 'partner'

July 9, 2011 7:47am
Hackers hit the US Federal Bureau of Investigation anew over the weekend, stealing and leaking online the data of one of the FBI’s contractors.

Anonymous, which had vowed to leak confidential documents it comes across as part of its AntiSec operation, said it got access to documents and contracts of IRC Federal.

“TANGO DOWN: | Looks like they pulled the plug. Mission accomplished," it said in its Twitter account at about 4 a.m. Saturday (Manila time).

IRC Federal’s website also appeared to be sporadically inaccessible as of 6 a.m. Saturday.

It was the second attack on an FBI partner after last month’s attack on Infragard.

The Hacker News reported Anonymous posted the data on

Anonymous likewise posted the data on Pastebin, where it said IRC Federal had bragged about its multimillion-dollar partnership with the FBI, Army, Navy, NASA and the Department of Justice.

“So we laid nuclear waste to their systems, owning their pathetic windows box, dropping their databases and private emails, and defaced their professional looking website," the group said.

It said the internal documents it found included a proposal for the FBI to develop a “Special Identities Modernization (SIM) Project" to “reduce terrorist and criminal activity by protecting all records associated with trusted individuals and revealing the identities of those individuals who may pose serious risk to the United States and its allies."

Anonymous also found fingerprinting contracts for the DOJ, biometrics development for the military, and strategy contracts for the “National Nuclear Security Administration Nuclear Weapons Complex."

The hacktivists also claimed to have found login information to various VPNs and several Department of Energy login access panels.

Anonymous likewise sent a personal message to the employees of IRC Federal:

“If you place any value on freedom, then stop working for the oligarchy and start working against it. Stop aiding the corporations and a government which uses unethical means to corner vast amounts of wealth and proceed to flagrantly abuse their power. Together, we have the power to change this world for the better." — LBG, GMA News
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