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  •  I did not get that BarrettBrown (20+ / 0-)

    was claiming credit. Anonymous is a lot like Occupy. People step and do things and they sometimes clump together in the doing. But there is a web of folks that monitor the chat rooms, etc. My take on this is that BB is telling us a little about what that action might have been within the anonymous realm.

    People within anonymous are free to do any action or actions that they please. And they can pull the cloak of anonymous over them if they please. But if the actions really go against the grain of the anonymous community then that might call for retaliation on the part of the  community.

    So my take here, and it is just my take, is that a group of folks within the anonymous community are looking at places to hack in order to get information and to shine a light on the roaches of the world because, as you know, the roaches don't like light.

    When they did that activity, they got a slew of info, which may or may not see the light. I am amazed at the HBGary info. This was a security firm????

    But I am also confused in that the media, iirc, was talking about a think tank being hacked. I didn't know it was another security firm.

    I am worried as well, by the aggressive actions of the Obama administration towards whistle blowers. This administration is not interested in shining the light. IMO it is interested in the opposite. Already the FBI has arrested a bunch of "hackers". I don't think they have even had a trial have they? Are they still locked up?

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    by glitterscale on Tue Dec 27, 2011 at 08:05:27 AM PST

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    •  This was a think tank (26+ / 0-)

      that specialized in neo con propoganda.  Barrett Brown is not claiming credit in any way.  People are misinterpreting what he said.  His group is investigating the incest between corporations and government.  His group uses the hacked emails for research value.  His group did NOT hack Stratfor.  Maybe that clears things up a bit.  

      The Anons arrested haven't had trials as of yet, just hearings.  They are out on bail.  

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      by Kristina40 on Tue Dec 27, 2011 at 08:16:19 AM PST

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      •  Not so sure (2+ / 0-)
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        it was unadulterated neocon propaganda. A blogger called Hellblazer was a subscriber and republished a lot of stuff from Stratfor in 2003-2005 or so. There was a of lot low level security and defence information on there that would have come from leaks. I would suspect that most people working in those kind of industries are borderline neocon, but it was good information. Unless Stratfor has changed a lot since then, I would think hacking into it to out possible leakers would be counterproductive if one wants to know some interesting information a month before it hits the mainstream. Hacking credit cards of people involved will injure a mixed bag of people as well, from people like the aforementioned blogger (definitely not one of the Bad Guys) to security and defence junkies who might be on the Dark Side, but not very important members.

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        by northsylvania on Tue Dec 27, 2011 at 12:33:50 PM PST

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