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And if #ANTISEC started as a honeypot…Did it evolve into something beyond the FBI’s control? Did #Anonymous reclaim it? :)
According to Emick, Bailey leaked the log files from a closed IRC chat room discussion that followed the successful hack of HBGary. In that chat room, several of the senior Anonymous members let their guard down: disclosing their private domain names, Emick said. “One of these was Sabu, and on that domain he had a brag page for his car,” Emick said.
Contacted by Threatpost, Bailey confirmed that she passed some information to Emick, saying that she did it as an act of friendship after observing the Anonymous members in the IRC chat room were plotting to attack Emick online. However, she said the information from the IRC chat didn’t reveal any personal information about the members.
The logs from the group’s #HQ IRC channel, which were released by Backtrace in March, cover IRC chats between the Anonymous members from February 8 through February 19, 2011. They pick up in the immediate aftermath of the compromise of HBGary and captures the back-and-forth among a small cadre of senior Anonymous members reveling in the success of that action and working to set up a Web site, anonleaks, to host some of the stolen content.
In an exchange on February 11 with an Anonymous member using the handle “Topiary” (allegedly UK resident Jake Davis, who was arrested in July) a member using the handle “Sabu” attempts to relay the login credentials for a backdoor account he left on HBGary’s e-mail server. In doing so, however, Sabu accidentally reveals the name of another domain, prvt.org.
"I left a backdoor admin account on HBGary.com’s email server," Sabu wrote in the #HQ channel at 15:23 on the 11th.
“anyone want to see if we still have admin?”
Prompted to provide the address and login, Sabu responds:
15:24 url: https://www.google.com/a/prvt.org
15:24 user: reseller
15:24 pass: random
15:24 if you do get to login
15:24 click on “manage domain”
15:24 reset their passwords
15:24 and leak new emails
15:25 wrong domain
15:25 there you go
So, I am being told by insider sources that it was indeed Sabu who had the idea of handing the @Stratfor data to #Wikileaks. So Obvious FBI.
@Kilgoar @faceyet It’s been said it was Sabu’s idea originally to hand stratfor mails to WL. Can’t be proven afterwards but FBI sure knew.
Meow. Haha, who’d believe me but yes, Sabu pushed to talk to WL and all the sudden get money. AntiSec reaction: WTF you doing? He failed.
@raincoaster I suspect it was other Anons who gave it to WL, not Sabu. FBI would have held out for a fee, or other incriminating evidence.
Wow. Just learned something from AntiSec core. Thought something was fishy about FBI and the Stratfor case? You were right. Stay tuned.
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Christine Assange on Gifiles etc. I’d better get my interpreter!
Wikileaks press conference in london.
Points raised during the discussion:
Private surveillance companies, not just governments, are watching. I.e. Stratfor.
Things as seemingly minor as activists’ blog posts are being watched in “Shocking detail.”
They are not a media company and often refuse to comment. Espionage, secret service now comes privatised. They trade on information.
They monitored PETA for CocaCola. Bhopal medical charity was/is also being monitored.
Assange defended wikileaks’ soucing of information when questioned (by the Independent) on the legality of it. Saying that their unique sourcing methodology, when they don’t even know the source themselves, offers the strongest form of protection.
More generally speaking, Assange said the term “National security” should be shot down. Why? It is confusing. Is the security social or economic?
He questioned how the deaths of hundred of thousands of people could be silenced by speculation of neo-mercantilist hysteria. Hypothetical situations that may not even happen.
How indeed. More content to follow soon.
NOTE: Greg Mitchell live-blogged WikiLeaks daily from November 2010 to May 2011. He has live-blogged again this week starting Sunday night. He is the author of The Age of WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning.
#Stratfor Global Intelligence site is currently undergoing maintenance. #WikiLeaks #Anonymous #GIFiles twitpic.com/8papfj
To clarify to all journalists - YES, #Anonymous gave the STRATFOR emails obtained in the 2011 LulzXmas hack to WikiLeaks. #GIFiles
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