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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 03:43 AM
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Hacked and Now Vandalized, HBGary Pulls Out of RSA Conference (Anonymous Leaves Sign at Booth)
Source: PC World

Feb 16, 2011 3:00 am
Hacked and Now Vandalized, HBGary Pulls out of RSA
By Robert McMillan, IDG News

The California security company that is at the center of a controversy over a plan to discredit WikiLeaks and its supporters abruptly pulled itself out of the RSA security conference in San Francisco this week, citing security concerns.

The company's subsidiary, HBGary Federal, also cancelled a talk it had planned to give on the Internet activist group, Anonymous. It was news of this talk that riled Anonymous and precipitated the controversy last week.

- snip -

The company decided to strike its booth from the RSA conference floor, however, after it was vandalized on Sunday, said Jim Butterworth, HBGary's vice president of services. "We... came back the next morning and it was very apparent that the group responsible for the activities in the news had decided to make another statement," he said.

The IDG News Service obtained a photo of HBGary's vandalized booth. Someone had placed a large paper poster on the HBGary booth that read, "Anon... in it 4 the lulz.." Lulz is Internet slang meaning 'laughs.'

Read more: http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/219769/ha...



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cutlassmama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 03:46 AM
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1. lol
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 07:20 AM
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 08:54 AM
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29. That's LULz
Edited on Wed Feb-16-11 08:55 AM by rpannier
on edit: or is it LULzOL?
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 11:50 PM
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121. Sorry - just noticed.
Edited on Wed Feb-16-11 11:54 PM by calimary
Would have helped if I'd read it all the way through.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 09:43 PM
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134. Bwah! God, I do that ALL the time! Then come slinking back and hope I still
have time to edit before anybody notices. :7

:pals:
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 03:58 AM
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 05:16 AM
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3. Now THAT.....
Is being pwnd. :rofl:
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Boswell Donating Member (257 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 11:26 AM
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60. they got zerg'ed
big time :) LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:56 PM
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116. Heh.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 05:36 AM
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4. Leaving a sign on the desk is vandalism? The corporate class is getting pretty touchy. nt
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 06:00 AM
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5. Attention HBGary, your ride is here

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HillbillyBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:35 AM
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36. Just like the rest of the Reich Corporatism Theocratic Dominion
It is just right and dandy for them to visit wholesale environmental/ cultural/fiscal/ human rights atrocities and we are supposed to accept that as just and fair when they are called on the bullshit and lies they are the victims of persecution.
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tpsbmam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 10:07 AM
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45. My thoughts exactly. Wait, OMG, my ex left me a nasty note. I'll sue -- I've been vadalized!
PC World going along with their bullshit and titling the article with a completely false accusation.

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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 10:59 AM
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56. I second this thought
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Boswell Donating Member (257 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 11:27 AM
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62. about like criminal cops
calling people videoing them "wire tapping"
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Grinchie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 02:33 PM
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85. Anything to fan the emotions of thin skinned onlookers
If Clarence Thomas can put a pubic hair on the can of soda his secretary was about to drink from, and then get seated at the Supreme Court, yet a hand written sign that could be thrown away before opening time is tantamount to vandalism!

Oh the horror! An Economically important, job creating and federally sanctioned Corporation was somehow harmed. Oh the humanity.

Talk about taking the ball and going home. Just like any Corporation, they take the stance of "We have nothing to talk about" and walk away, because they know that they couldn't say anything without damaging themselves.

Better to get a crack squad of attornies to craft a bulletproof public announcement than to risk a spontaneous comment.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 03:07 PM
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91. Really!
If I back into a car in a parking lot and decide to leave a note under the windshield wiper with my name and phone number on it, I'm vandalizing that car?

Okay...good to know!
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 08:19 PM
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111. Well, they're not used to being challenged, even in the smallest
ways.

The very existence of Anonymous must be scary to them all. If it had not been for them, the smear campaign would have been successful.

This is like the good guys finally win a round! Like in the movies! Lol!

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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 06:06 AM
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6. Another RepubliCorp subsidiary sinks beneath its Family Values
No one mourns.
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Ramulux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 06:10 AM
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7. Hilarious
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 06:18 AM
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8. I must chuckle... thank you for this news, HS.
:)
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melm00se Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 06:46 AM
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9. yeah!!! huzzah!!!
they got hacked....

they are losing customers left and right and may go out of business...

what a great coup...

unless you are an employee and you lose your job...more folks on hte unemployment line some of whom are just collateral damage.

isn't that just wonderful.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 08:17 AM
Response to Reply #9
18. No kidding.
Who, who I ask, is going to provide cyber propaganda now? Think of the children.
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 01:50 PM
Response to Reply #18
80. Well played!
:rofl:
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 08:17 AM
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19. what an odd way to drum up business right?
the ceo took on anon in order to show how great he was. The hope was to drum up business by exposing anon.

The whole anon attack was successful because the ceo chose a lame password and the company didn't really take its own security seriously.

So if this company goes down, the employees will have to find jobs at more stable and secure "security" firms.

Or perhaps Obama will give them a hubris bailout.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 08:20 AM
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20. "A hubris bailout' -- is that what it says on the check stub?
:)
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dotymed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 08:22 AM
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21. Yes, they deservedly got hacked.
We need a peaceful revolution, not to overthrow our government but to drastically overhaul it. These "security companies" with their plans to "smear" citizens demanding honesty should be illegal.
If our tax rate for the wealthy were what it was 40 years ago, most of these problems would not exist. Return the government to the people. Corporations are not people. Reinstate the laws against "casino capitalism, The Fairness Doctrine and put a cap on CEO and bankster "earnings", especially while wages for 95% of Americans are falling. Protect our Unions. Remove all money (except Public) from politics.

We need to have a peaceful revolution and demand this and so much more. TRANSPARENCY.

Fair trade not free trade can bring back a lot of manufacturing jobs.
The GREEN REVOLUTION can bring America to almost full employment. Instead,"we" keep encouraging the existing energy companies with subsidies while they steal the largest profits (each quarter for a decade) ever.
If I were able, I would gladly "hack for freedom."
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 07:49 PM
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107. +100. (nt)
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Aleric Donating Member (278 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:17 AM
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31. I'm supposed to feel bad?
Am I supposed to feel bad if people who work at Haliburton lose their jobs? What about Blackwater? What about pimps? What if pimps lose their jobs?

If they want to work for criminals they have to be prepared to take the lumps for it.
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Daemonaquila Donating Member (413 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:26 AM
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34. Huzzah indeed!
"Collateral damage?" Whatever. People who work for the scum of the earth go down with them. Shall we mourn for lost jobs when a pimp is busted? When Xe has no more military contracts? When a dictator's regime topples? (Won't SOMEBODY think of the death squads?!?!?) Also, many of those "poor employees" - most in some cases - know exactly what kind of people they work for... No pity for those folks.

It's AWESOME.
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:50 AM
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41. Boo. Fucking. Hoo. Need a tissue for your issue?
Besides, they can just grab their bootstraps like the rest of us, 'kay?
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 11:06 AM
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58. Smackdown!
:rofl:
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 10:47 AM
Response to Reply #9
54. You honestly believe employees are losing jobs...
You honestly believe employees are losing both clients and jobs due to Anon rather than the business models and practices employed by HBGary?

I think you rely too much on Post Hoc Ergo Prompter Hoc.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 12:38 PM
Response to Reply #54
73. You gotta be kidding.
:rofl:
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tranche Donating Member (913 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 10:49 AM
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55. To be fair, their "business" is in supposedly preventing hacks.
They may actually need to go out of business. They just the couldn't hack it.
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caveat_imperator Donating Member (48 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 05:31 PM
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100. Yup, that's how it's supposed to be
in a capitalistic system. Exceptions to the rule, of course, are if the corporation is too big or has political connections or both. When those exceptions apply any corporation will gladly dump capitalism in the trash in exchange for government protection.
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OnyxCollie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 11:06 AM
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57. The contractors on the Death Star knew the risks, too. nt
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:57 PM
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117. Don't start THAT shit again!
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 11:14 AM
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59. I don't think you'll find many here that are going to feel sorry for the employees
of the security firms and banks. Where were you when they stole our 401Ks?
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 11:26 AM
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61. what a fucking shame..
weh. reap the whirlwind mutherlickers.
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 12:10 PM
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68. A criminal enterprise was happily exposed, and you are parading your ignorance.
Your vague and general post evinces zero knowledge about this case.

HBGary and apparently its partners were openly threatening others, as a result of which their files were exposed. This in turn showed that they were at the least repeatedly soliciting conspiracy to commit dreadful crimes against journalists and legal protesters.

Fuck them.

The Sopranos are also "employers." Every fascist or gangster outfit is also an "employer."
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EOTE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 01:16 PM
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76. Yes, and we must also think of those poor Blackwater employees.
We must be sure not to expose them for what they are, lest they lose their jobs! We should never try to expose evil organizations, I mean, not ALL their employees are evil. Some merely turn a blind eye to the evil.
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Grinchie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 02:39 PM
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88. Excuse me, they are "Contractors", not "Employees"
That means that Xe offloads the onerous burden of paying income taxes to the "Contractor", who as you know, must fastidiously report every quarter to Uncle Sam don't you know...

If they were actually employees, Xe would be bankrupt.

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OnyxCollie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 03:37 PM
Response to Reply #88
93. Labeling them "contractors," not "employees,"
allowed Blackwater to get contracts meant for small businesses, too.

http://upload.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard...
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 02:36 PM
Response to Reply #9
87. They were doing dispicable, probably illegal, things.
And they apparently were not very good at their job.

So, to sum up:

- Unethical Behaviour
- Lousy Job Performance

Probably should be fired. Sorry.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 04:33 PM
Response to Reply #9
96. By that reasoning, we shouldn't crack down on meth labs and child pornography.
After all, they create jobs.
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liberation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 07:27 PM
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106. Looking for a new job in this economy sucks, doesn't it?
It is no longer fun and games now that it is their (your) turn, eh?

Welcome to the reality of millions of Americans. How do you like them apples assholes?
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tomp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 10:38 PM
Response to Reply #9
118. a fascist job lost is a net gain. nt
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 02:52 AM
Response to Reply #9
126. Sounds like you had a big bowl of sour grapes!
A bunch of mindless corporate suits gets pooned and someone actually cares!?! Amazing. Didn't know they had fans. :eyes:
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JackInGreen Donating Member (203 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 06:52 AM
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10. Me thinks
they saw the lion....
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Charleston Chew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 07:15 AM
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11. Majority Report w/ Sam Seder
Audio Interview with Glenn Greenwald <021411>
_
http://official.fm/tracks/210139?fairplayer=large
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stillrockin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 08:54 AM
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28. Yes! I heard that!
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 11:45 AM
Response to Reply #11
63. Great interview - I just listened to the whole thing.
It's pretty depressing though to realize just how biased and selective the Justice Department is as to which crimes it prosecutes and which ones it turns a blind eye to or actively obstructs. The rot goes very deep into the system, and when it infects the Justice Department itself the whole concept justice in America becomes a sick joke.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 07:34 AM
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13. LOL
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TxVietVet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 07:44 AM
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14. Now, ain't that a fucking shame.
:sarcasm:
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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 07:47 AM
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15. Karma is a ....
They clearly were unprepared to play with the big boyz...
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TheEuclideanOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 07:48 AM
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16. Defeating tomorrow's Malware Today
That must be an old catchprhase......Seems like today's score is:

Malware 1 HBGary 0
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 08:15 AM
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17. BWAH-HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
:thumbsup:
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 08:24 AM
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22. Hey HBGary, if you live by Ayn Rand...
Edited on Wed Feb-16-11 08:25 AM by Joe Bacon
You DIE by Ayn Rand. Welcome to the cruel world of market forces and creative destruction you worthless CENSORED!!!!!!
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 11:49 AM
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64. Good one! It's also known as poetic justice...
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 08:28 AM
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23. This whole story has been delicious.
Huzzahs to Anonymous!
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TroglodyteScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:20 AM
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33. My feelings exactly.
The more details emerge, the more I love it.
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Courtesy Flush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 08:29 AM
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24. Vandalized?
:wtf:
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 10:06 AM
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44. You know, like when King Geiseric and the Vandals hung up signs in Rome.
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 04:15 AM
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127. the horror!
:rofl: :applause:
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 08:31 AM
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25. What a great cyber security company
LOL! :ROFL:

I don't care how good you think you are, there's always somebody better! In this case HBGary was no match.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 08:47 AM
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26. Anon does what our Government failed to do. nt
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riverwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 08:48 AM
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27. here is the what the hacked paged of HBGary said
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:17 AM
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32. God, that's great.
lol
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 10:36 AM
Response to Reply #27
52. Wow, that is priceless!
The Scarlett Pimpernel of the Internet. Its like a riveting movie.
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 12:55 PM
Response to Reply #27
75. Where are our "I (heart) Anonymous" shirts???
I want one right now! :D

That was one s-w-e-e-e-e-t smackdown. :applause:
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 01:21 PM
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77. CafePress
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 07:23 PM
Response to Reply #77
131. Thanks!
I definitely need one.
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tomg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 02:03 PM
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83. I love it. Not only are they
sharp as hell, but they are witty. That is one beautiful smackdown. My favorite line as to why they did it that way: "we will will give you a simple explanation, because you seem like primitive people."
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 02:34 PM
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86. Look at (CEO) Aaron Burr twitter acct:
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BobbyBoring Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 04:07 PM
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95. Thanks for sharing that!
I love these guys!
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 08:00 PM
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110. Terrific!
They "angered the hive." :D

Who says there are no more heroes? Not me, not me.
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:05 AM
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30. :rofLuLz: n/t
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:33 AM
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35. *snort*
:headbang:
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Shining Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:37 AM
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37. ROFLMAO!
:rofl:
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Howler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:39 AM
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38. YaY Anonymous!!!!!!
viva les revolution. Excellant!!
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:42 AM
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39. OOOH!!! VANDALISM!!!
Why, that must be tremendous damage done by leaving that paper sign on their table! They might actually have to get up and throw that sign in the trash! It could cause incalculable damage!!!

:rofl:
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 10:21 AM
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48. That was my thought. Leaving a poster on the table is vandalism?
Unless I am missing something, that is a mild prank, not vandalism.
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Buenaventura Donating Member (269 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:44 AM
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40. :-}
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egressingsparrowdrop Donating Member (222 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:58 AM
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42. A sign = vandalism? Very poor journalism.
I understand the impulse of journalists to report the most head-turning information available on a story, but using provocative words that CLEARLY do not apply is absolute crap.
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blackspade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 10:06 AM
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43. Oh boo hoo.
A poster was left, the horror!
And that was not vandalism but it is typical of the M$M to exaggerate it.
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Bragi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 10:15 AM
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46. Anonymous should delete any academic degrees Barr might have
That would complete the exercise nicely.
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montanto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 10:17 AM
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47. lulzworthy
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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 10:21 AM
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49. LULZ
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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 10:25 AM
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50. This just shows that HBGary was no security company at all
They were merely a propaganda company, fronting as a security company. They clearly do not have any real experts on staff, or else they would have easily been able to stave off any cracking done to their website. Furthermore, had they any real security, their e-mail would have been secure, and not open for some cracker to break into the system and grab it.
Kudos to the Anonymous who accomplished this task of revealing these fakers for what they are.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 02:11 PM
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84. I think you're on to something here...
The whole last 30 years have been one giant dog and pony show. From Reagan's "trickle down" to Bush's lies for the Iraq invasion, we've been subjected to a huge propaganda play. Consider the attack on the government (Reagan's "famous" nine words) to Walker's attack on unions to the constantly whining about the federal deficit (oh? Where was the "concern" when Bush invaded Iraq and put the resultant expenses on the US credit card?) to bogus front groups with temporary websites to stop single-payer, public financed health care to TARP and "Citizens United" etc.etc.etc...

Wonder what happened to the billions unaccounted for after the Iraq invasion? (Why does Mubarak have $70 billion?)

Wonder why we have breast and genitalia groping by TSA? (makes irradiation scanners so much more palatable--assuring $100 hundreds of millions in contracts for Rapiscan).

We've been had...simple enough. And the lies keep coming. There is a small but extremely wealthy faction in this country...if not the world...who simply want...more, and...more.

And they're willing to put on this kabuki play to get it.

The Iraq War crystallized it...get the US involved in another war and sit back and collect the profits. After all, there's no profit in peace.

Why is there is an ongoing assault on government, unions, health and education? Consider who stands in the way of the oligarchs and plutocrats: Government, unions, and healthy, educated Americans...
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chervilant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 04:38 PM
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97. Spot on!
Less the 400 people worldwide own and control better than 45% of the planet's resources, including HUMAN resources. These uber wealthy people have their own PRIVATE systems of transportation, education, and leisure activities. They are certain their vast wealth will protect them from the catastrophic economic disintegration we're witnessing.

I think they're seriously underestimating the ingenuity and creativity of the hoi polloi...
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 05:07 PM
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98. one of the emails I was reading last night
Edited on Wed Feb-16-11 05:08 PM by notadmblnd
it was in regards to their 60 Minute interview (apparently one was in the works at some point)- said that they wanted to be perceived as a security company not an investigation company. I thought it was a strange statement. Who knows what the hell they were supposed to be, in their world :shrug:
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 10:34 AM
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51. Anonymous are TOTAL HEROES!!!!! nt
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 10:45 AM
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53. What a delicious low-tech slap in the face
Handwritten poster board sign? Someone has a wonderful sense of humor.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 11:52 AM
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65. I'd prefer tar & fathers, or hanging the fuckers, but this will do.
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disillusioned73 Donating Member (963 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 11:54 AM
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66. Well deserved....
this can serve as fair warning to those that wish to wade in dangerous waters...

corporations have ruled for way toooo long, to use the baggers favorite cliche - it's time for the peeps to take their country back!
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 11:57 AM
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67. Dimes to donuts, the sign was the work of a couple of giggling Geeks in the booth down the row
You know, the ones that really have a genuine product to sell and play a honest game.
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 12:41 AM
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124. That's okay--it worked didn't it? Got 'em to clear out in a hurry.
Edited on Thu Feb-17-11 12:43 AM by Raksha
Edited to add: Those giggling geeks in the next booth were also part of Anonymous. They just decided to use a low-tech method for the occasion.
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 12:13 PM
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69. The headline and claims of "vandalism" by "Anonymous" are completely irresponsible journalism.
Leaving a sign is not remotely "vandalism"!

The flat-out claim that anyone in Anonymous left the sign is insupportable.

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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 12:23 PM
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71. A real investigative journalist would have snooped around the hall...
and talked with the snickering boys eating Snickerdoodles. You know what I mean, Vern?

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jtuck004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 12:19 PM
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70. And stopped to take a picture.

:rofl:
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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 12:34 PM
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72. "Defeating Tomorrow's Malware Today" behind the sign is funny
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LaPera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 12:48 PM
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74. Think I'll call HBGary and constantly harass them as they harass others...
Take up their time, get a few threats from them and tell them to fuck off a couple of times a day....Yes, it will please me.
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dadzilla Donating Member (77 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 01:43 PM
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78. They just stepped into the deep stuff
There is a deep set of serious, talented hackers for whom the concept of freedom of speech is a serious concern.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 01:49 PM
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79. LuLz!!! nt
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 01:56 PM
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81. Ah Ha! Love it! I am glad some have the nerve to take appropriate
action against these perpetrators. The Hacktivists at work. Life might get better in American democracy yet. Maybe in the world too.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 02:02 PM
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82. WooHoo! Now THAT's a Mission Accomplished! Love the love note, too! nt
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PfcHammer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 02:48 PM
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89. All your booths are belong to us
:)
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SlimJimmy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 02:58 PM
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90. All this will be ha ha right up to the point where the FBI, CIA, or worse comes knocking at their
door. I don't suppose it will be so funny then. Just saying.
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Tarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 03:33 PM
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92. You really have no idea what Anonymous is
do you?
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SlimJimmy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 04:06 PM
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94. Yes, I've read extensively about the "group" and its leaders. What else do you have? (nt)
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 05:19 PM
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99. There is no "group", there are no "leaders". nt
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SlimJimmy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 05:48 PM
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102. You are so misinformed as to be laughable (nt)
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liberation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 07:23 PM
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105. Projection being what it is...
Please do tell us about the "leadership" of "anonymous"

LOL
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SlimJimmy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:05 PM
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112. Dupe
Edited on Wed Feb-16-11 09:06 PM by SlimJimmy
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SlimJimmy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:05 PM
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113. Typical lazy response. Do some research for yourself. I didn't take you to raise. (nt)
Edited on Wed Feb-16-11 09:07 PM by SlimJimmy
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:49 PM
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115. Okay - I'll show my research, you show yours - deal? nt
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SlimJimmy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 08:28 AM
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128. Sure. You go first. I've played that game before. (nt)
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 03:45 PM
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130. Yeah, and I bet your concept of "playing" means disputing other sources yet still
not offering any of your own. Since you've "researched" them, I look forward to seeing your backup, although I'm not holding my breath. (Why do I feel this is a waste of time?)

Here's some snippets that contribute to my opinion/belief about Anonymous:

Actions credited to "Anonymous" are undertaken by unidentified individuals who apply the Anonymous label to themselves as attribution.

Anonymous has no leader or controlling party, and relies on the collective power of its individual participants acting in such a way that the net effect benefits the group.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anonymous_ (group)

I don't have "proof" but it sure sounds as though you do, so let's have it. You may change my mind.


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SlimJimmy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-11 01:04 PM
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137. Thanks for the response. I was having some medical tests done this morning
and haven't had a chance to respond. I haven't read your link yet, but I certainly will, and as I do with any link, will analyze it for its merit regardless of origin. As a quick response, two articles I'll direct you to are by the Financial Times. I actually downloaded both of them to my work computer on Thursday in anticipation of your response, but will not have access to them until Monday. In the mean time, if you want to register at FT and then do a search for "Anonymous", you'll find a number of very good articles describing their investigative findings - including the two I mentioned. However, if you want to wait until Monday, I will gladly copy the relevant parts of them for you here.
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 11:10 PM
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120. hai aaron!
:hi:
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tranche Donating Member (913 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 05:47 PM
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101. Aaron. Arron Barr, is that you?
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 06:39 PM
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104. Do you alwyas jump in a pond without knowing how deep it is?
Edited on Wed Feb-16-11 06:40 PM by notadmblnd
HBGary was trying to sell a list of who they thought were high level leaders of the group to the FBI. The group retaliated. That means there is no longer any list (if there ever was one). So how do you figure the FBI or CIA is gonna go knocking at anon's door?

Rule number one. when committing a crime or plotting against another. Tell no one before you do it.
Rule number two. Keep your mouth shut after committing a crime (most criminals are caught because they can't keep their mouths shut and incriminate themselves)
Rule number three. Don't fuck with anonymous.
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SlimJimmy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:09 PM
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114. I guess the FBI is longer interested in a group that committed a felony across state lines,
Edited on Wed Feb-16-11 09:10 PM by SlimJimmy
correct? I mean, I'm sure they'll just drop it and move on.
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northernlights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 06:33 PM
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103. Oh my,how I LOVE ANONYMOUS!!!!
"We will give you a simple answer because you seem like a primitive people..."

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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juxtaposed Donating Member (388 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 07:51 PM
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108. holy crap! a card board sign.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 07:54 PM
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109. Security company that runs scared because they can't handle security - gee sign THEM up
:rofl:
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 10:58 PM
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119. "... citing security concerns."
:rofl:

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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 12:17 AM
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122. Too funny!
I'm fascinated with anything Anonymous and found myself in the lobby of their network earlier today. I was too chicken to go into one of their chat rooms though. :D

They recorded a chat log as they were hacking HBGary. It's a fascinating read if you have half a day to read it. Someone will turn it into a screenplay.

http://pastebin.com/x69Akp5L
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 09:39 PM
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132. Thanks for the link! I'm fascinated by them, too -- I'd like to think I'd be doing
the same thing if I knew what the hell to do! :7 They're doing this Just. Right.
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Alamuti Lotus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 12:36 AM
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123. Expect us. Soon.
LOL. Nice to see this top-notch "security" company exposed for the impotent frauds they are. And they were doing projects for the intelligence/military complex?? HA, the fight will be easier than expected if that's the lines of defense being assembled.
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anamandujano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 01:10 AM
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125. DETECT. DIAGNOSE. RESPOND.
I would have run from that sign too. The absolute correct response.

Meanwhile, Anonymous has pretty good writers.
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retired af major Donating Member (47 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 10:46 AM
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129. epic lulz ,,,
anon is my hero!

SlimJimmy, I've lurked 4chan for about 6 years. From what I can see Anon is a worldwide leaderless resistance. 4chan is a lot more than just the raiders and I think Anon has become bigger than 4chan.
I would never claim to speak for Anon.
Interesting stuff there and lots of crap there. However, they recently have been policing their boards (thankfully) of the more offensive.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 09:41 PM
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133. I'd love to lurk 4chan -- would I understand what on earth I was looking at? nt
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ljm2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 10:13 PM
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135. Now that is fall-down-lmao-funny!!!!
To Anonymous: thanks for the laughs!!!

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Geoffrey_Lebowski Donating Member (35 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-11 01:06 AM
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136. So Much Win...
What's especially great about this is that the sign could've been made by anyone at the event ... and guess what ... they are Anonymous, too. Anonymous is EVERYONE ... and no one.
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-11 02:01 PM
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138. FTW
anon is so GM
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139. ..
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