Pursuant to our ongoing investigation into the various intelligence contractors who worked in conjunction with the Department of Justice and other agencies to commit unethical and possibly illegal acts against Wikileaks, Glenn Greenwald, and Anonymous, I placed a call this morning to William Wansley, senior vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton. I asked Mr. Wansley about his relationship to incompetent federal contractor and former HBGary CEO Aaron Barr, who himself was fundamental to the conspiracy linking his company to Palantir, Hunton Williams, Bank of America, the Chamber of Commerce, Endgame Systems, and other entities, including Booz. He said he had no relationship with HBGary, which is odd insomuch as that this e-mail would seem to indicate otherwise.
Incidentally, I made the call from a one-party consent wiretapping state - good old Texas - pursuant to an investigation by Anonymous Holdings Company LLC/Anonymous Institute of the Rule of LAWL, which is to say it is entirely legal for me to record such a conversation and, say, upload it to the internet.
A bit of inside baseball background on Booz Allen Hamilton's interest in Anonymous is provided by way of this other e-mail thread, also taken from HBGary's servers in pursuit of etc etc etc lol:
I forgot to mention. I had a meeting yesterday with Bill Wansley over at Booz yesterday. He said Mike McConnell is walking around like the cat that got the canary because their is something to happen or be released soon that is very significant in the cyber arena. Any knowledge?
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On Jan 29, 2011, at 7:58 AM, Tom Conroy wrote:
> Aaron -
> Here is the note I sent to a senior at USCYBERCOM. I'll let you know if I hear back.
> As you can see, I took off your email address to protect you from immediate attention, though it would be easy to identify you by checking the speakers at the conference you reference. Let's see what they do with our offer.
> BTW, if they do research your identity by going to the online B-Sides agenda, what are they going to think of you when they see the title you've chosen? You have certainly chosen a topic that will generate lots of interest.
> Name: Aaron Barr
> Talk: Who Needs NSA when we have Social Media
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Fwd: Ongoing Research
> Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2011 07:48:35 -0500
> From: Tom Conroy
> To: Dave
> Dave -
> This comes to me from someone I trust deeply and who has developed some
> extraordinarily valuable and effective capabilities for our former
> agency. He is fully SCI cleared. When I first heard of Aaron's work I
> figured you, or someone in your organization, would or should be
> extremely interested in learning about his work before he takes it public.
> When Aaron first mentioned his research, he told me that the "Anonymous"
> group has also been directly involved in Cyber attacks on MasterCard,
> and the governments and nations of Venezuela, Tunisia, and Egypt. That,
> it seems to me, would make them of high interest to the State Department
> and FBI as well as your organization. Please let me know if you would
> like to meet him.
> P.S. I have also encouraged him to offer his research to ODNI and to
> others. In response to my encouragement he has reached out to Dawn
> Meyerriecks at ODNI as well as others whom I don't know.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Ongoing Research
> Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2011 01:23:57 -0500
> From: Aaron
> To: Tom Conroy
> I have been researching the Anonymous group over the last few weeks in
> preparation for a social media talk I will be giving at the BSIDES
> conference in San Francisco on Feb. 14th. My focus is to show the power
> of social media analytics to derive intelligence and for potential
> exploitation. In the talk I will be focusing how effective it is to
> penetrate three organizations, one military (INSCOM), one Critical
> Infrastructure (Nuclear Power Plant in PA), and the Anonymous Group.
> All penetrations passed social media exploitation are inferred (i.e. I
> am not delivering any payload).
> I am surprised at the level of success I am having on the Anonymous
> group. I am able to tie IRC Alias to Facebook account to real people.
> I have laid out the organizations communications and operational
> structure. Determined the leadership of the organization (mostly - some
> more work here to go).
> I have to believe this data would be valuable to someone in government,
> and if so I would like to get this data in front of those that are
> interested prior to my talk, as I imagine I will get some press around
> the talk and the group will likely change certain TTP's afterwards.
> Thanks for your help.