Video: Anonymous Claims Hack of FBI Conference Call

Friday, February 03, 2012

The rogue collective Anonymous claims to have hacked into and monitored an FBI conference call with British law enforcement officials, and have posted a video of the exploit.

The subject matter of the conference call was to discuss efforts to combat hacktivist activities and included discussions of law enforcement strategies, tactics, and evidence in hand.

"The conversation covers the tracking of Anonymous and other splinter groups, dates of planned arrests and details of evidence held by police. Anonymous also published an email from the FBI, showing the email addresses of call participants. The FBI confirmed the intercept and said it was hunting those responsible," AnonOps reports.


AnonOps also posted the following image said to be of an FBI communique that provides the conference call bridge information:

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The Huffington Post quotes FBI officials as stating that the information in the call "was intended for law enforcement officers only and was illegally obtained. A criminal investigation is under way to identify and hold accountable those responsible..."

Also cited was a Twitter message attributed to an Anonymous operative stating, "the FBI might be curious how we're able to continuously read their internal comms for some time now."

One has to wonder that if a loosely organized group of scriptkiddies can breach the sensitive communications of international law enforcement, who couldn't? And how secure are the communications of other government entities, or those of the private sector?

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