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Hacktivists put the entire Intel community in its crosshairs

Jul 12, 20111 min
Data and Information Security

A day after Anonymous leaked 90,000 military email account login credentials taken from Booz Allen Hamilton’s networks, the security community is waiting for an even bigger shoe to drop.

Sabu, thought to be leader of LulzSec (@anonymouSabu on Twitter), made it clear yesterday that Anonymous was just getting started:

“We are working on two of the biggest releases for Anonymous in the last 4 years. Put your helmets on. It is war.”

He made it pretty clear that the intel community is the primary target when he tweeted:

“ATTN Intelligence community: Your contractors have failed you. Tomorrow is the beginning. #ANONYMOUS #ANTISEC.”

As we await what’s next, I find myself staring like a zombie at Twitter and other sites.

Dave Marcus, research director at McAfee, asked the twitterverse: “If you can declare “war” on the Intelligence community and they cannot find or stop you while you are using ‘lame dox and RFI’…”

Stay tuned.

–Bill Brenner