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The inside story of the HBGary hack by Anonymous Hackers !

The inside story of the HBGary hack by Anonymous Hackers !

February 15, 2011Mohit Kumar
It has been an embarrassing week for security firm HBGary and its HBGary Federal offshoot. HBGary Federal CEO Aaron Barr thought he had unmasked the hacker hordes of Anonymous and was preparing to name and shame those responsible for co-ordinating the group's actions, including the denial-of-service attacks that hit MasterCard, Visa, and other perceived enemies of WikiLeaks late last year. When Barr told one of those he believed to be an Anonymous ringleader about his forthcoming exposé, the Anonymous response was swift and humiliating. HBGary's servers were broken into, its e-mails pillaged and published to the world, its data destroyed, and its website defaced. As an added bonus, a second site owned and operated by Greg Hoglund, owner of HBGary, was taken offline and the user registration database published. Over the last week, I've talked to some of those who participated in the HBGary hack to learn in detail how t Click Here to read Complete Story.....
Anonymous hackers planning real-world attacks !

Anonymous hackers planning real-world attacks !

February 16, 2011Mohit Kumar
A computer security firm working to expose members of hacker group "Anonymous" pulled out of a premier industry conference here due to threats of real-world attacks on its employees. HBGary personnel have been peppered with threatening messages since Anonymous hackers looted data from its computer systems earlier this month, according to a message on the California firm's website Wednesday. "In addition to the data theft, HBGary individuals have received numerous threats of violence, including threats at our tradeshow booth," the company said. "In an effort to protect our employees, customers and the RSA Conference community, HBGary has decided to remove our booth and cancel all talks." Cyber security specialists and national security officials are in San Francisco this week to share insights on topics ranging from guarding "smart" power grids to blocking attacks on smartphones and computer tablets. Anonymous, the hacker group behind online
Lessons to learn from the HBGary Federal hack !

Lessons to learn from the HBGary Federal hack !

February 16, 2011Mohit Kumar
The Anonymous attack on HBGary may have amused some who enjoyed the sight of a security firm left embarrassed and exposed, but it should send a shiver down the spine of any IT administrator responsible for securing their own company. Because can you honestly put your hand on your heart and say a hack like the one against HBGary couldn't happen at your organisation too? As Ars Technica explains, a weakness in a third-party CMS product used by HBGary's website allowed Anonymous hackers to steal passwords that employees used to update the webpages. Unfortunately they were passwords that weren't encrypted strongly enough, and were possible to crack with a rainbow-table based attack. Amongst those exposed were CEO Aaron Barr and COO Ted Vera. Worse still, it appears that Aaron Barr and Ted Vera were using the same passwords for their Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, and even for an account which administered the entire company's email. By exploiting software vulnerabilities,
Anonymous attacks US security company !

Anonymous attacks US security company !

February 07, 2011Mohit Kumar
HBGary chief Aaron Barr's Twitter account hijacked and personal details leaked in revenge for infiltration of hacking collective The loose hacker collective Anonymous says it has taken revenge on aUS security company whose principal claimed to have penetrated the group and identified some of its key people. They hacked the Twitter account of Aaron Barr, the chief executive of HBGary, and sent out a series of angry tweets while many Americans were watching the Super Bowl match on Sunday night, allegedly including Barr's social security number and address, and his mobile phone number. The tweets link to torrents of the company's emails. Members of the group also put up a brutal set of claims: "Anonymous has: "entire control of all emails for the company of hbgary.com. we have full admin control of "hbgaryfederal.com. we have wordpress control of hbgary.com "all emails will be put up in a torrent. "full access to all their finincials &q
The Hacker News Hacking Awards : Best of Year 2011

The Hacker News Hacking Awards : Best of Year 2011

December 31, 2011Mohit Kumar
The Hacker News Hacking Awards : Best of Year 2011 2011 has been labeled the " Year of the Hack " or " Epic #Fail 2011 ". Hacking has become much easier over the years, which is why 2011 had a lot of hacking for good and for bad. Hackers are coming up with tools as well as finding new methods for hacking faster then companies can increase their security.  Every year there are always forward advancements in the tools and programs that can be used by the hackers. At the end of year 2011 we decided to give " The Hacker News Awards 2011 ". The Hacker News Awards will be an annual awards ceremony celebrating the achievements and failures of security researchers and the Hacking community. The THN Award is judged by a panel of respected security researchers and Editors at The Hacker News. Year 2011 came to an end following Operation Payback and Antisec, which targeted companies refusing to accept payments to WikiLeak's, such as, Visa and Amazon. Those attacks were carrie
Anonymous Hackers Release Stuxnet Worm Online !

Anonymous Hackers Release Stuxnet Worm Online !

February 15, 2011Mohit Kumar
The group of anonymous "hacktivists" that made headlines for online cyberattacks in December just released a bombshell online: a decrypted version of the same cyberworm that crippled Iran's nuclear power program. The ones and zeroes that make up the code called the Stuxnet worm -- described as the most sophisticated cyberweapon ever created -- were reportedly found when the faceless group hacked into the computers of HBGary, a U.S. security company that the anonymous collective viewed as an enemy. And the security experts spoke with said the leaked code was serious cause for concern. "There is the real potential that others will build on what is being released," Michael Gregg, chief operating officer of cybersecurity firm Superior Solutions. Gregg was quick to clarify that the group hasn't released the Stuxnet worm itself, but rather a decrypted version of it HBGary had been studying -- which could act almost like a building block for cybercrooks. "A
The Real Story about rootkit.com ,HBGary E-mail !

The Real Story about rootkit.com ,HBGary E-mail !

February 11, 2011Mohit Kumar
The Real Story about rootkit.com , HBGary E-mail ! HBGary E-mail Viewer greg@hbgary.com Go back Original file: 27606 click here to show this e-mail with HTML markup From: jussi jaakonaho <jussij@gmail.com> To: Greg Hoglund <greg@hbgary.com> Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 22:15:54 +0200 Subject: Re: need to ssh into rootkit click here to show full headers Attachments: This e-mail does not have any attachments. did you open something running on high port? On Feb 6, 2011, at 9:43 PM, Greg Hoglund wrote: > ok let me know if you need me >  > On 2/6/11, jussi jaakonaho <jussij@gmail.com> wrote: >> tnx. >> i am also connected to the box, seems some people have download problems - >> have figured earlier that some chinese used chinese chars on names of files, >> which then our filtering stripped off when putting db etc. so some db >> editing >>  >>  >> _jussi >>  >&
Launching AnonLeaks, Ready To Dump More HBGary E-mails !

Launching AnonLeaks, Ready To Dump More HBGary E-mails !

February 11, 2011Mohit Kumar
Anonymous used to be all about disrupting the Web sites of companies that helped block WikiLeaks' funding. Now it's starting to act like WikiLeaks itself. The group is planning, as early as today, to release 27,000 e-mails from the server of Greg Hoglund, the chief executive of software security firm HPGary, which it says could have permanently damaging consequences for the company. Anonymous has already posted around 50,000 emails of Aaron Barr, the CEO of sister organisation HPGary Federal, which revealed a report by the firm looking at ways to sabotage WikiLeaks in collaboration with Palantir Technologies and Berico Technologies. The emails also show that Bank of America, a potential target of WikiLeaks, was to hear the proposal via its outside law firm Hunton & Williams. A source from Anonymous says that most of the new e-mails from Hoglund are still unchecked and it is unclear who will be most liable when the information is made public, but added that briefly skimming the
Anonymous Hackers Attacks its Own Investigating Group !

Anonymous Hackers Attacks its Own Investigating Group !

February 08, 2011Mohit Kumar
If you were missing some of the Dan-Brown-novel-in-real-life action, Anonymous is aback to ample you up. This time, they tweeted that they managed to auspiciously drudge into the website of one of its investigators, HBGary Federal as able-bodied as its CEO, Aaron Barr's Twitter account. And like the mark of Zorro, Anonymous tweeted from Barr's annual saying, "Today we accomplished anybody a lesson. Back we absolutely adjudge to chaw aback adjoin those who try to accompany us down, we chaw hard". In accession to hacking into his Twitter account, the accumulation additionally claimed to accept been able to abstract claimed advice about Barr like his home address, amusing aegis cardinal and corpuscle buzz number. The accumulation additionally claimed to accept afraid into COO, Ted Vera's LinkedIn account. Anonymous afraid into HBGary's websites, hbgary.com and hbgaryfederal.com, which accept aback been taken down. Anonymous had put up a folio in the aboriginal
Two Firms That Plotted Against WikiLeaks Finally Apologize !

Two Firms That Plotted Against WikiLeaks Finally Apologize !

February 11, 2011Mohit Kumar
Two data intelligence firms that decided to cooperate with HBGary's plot to sabotage WikiLeaks have severed ties. Berico Technologies severed ties in the afternoon on February 11 and early in the morning on February 11 Palantir Technologies severed all ties and issued an apology. Dr. Alex Karp, co-founder and CEO of Palantir Technologies,apologized, saying according to the  Tech Herald : "I have made clear in no uncertain terms that Palantir Technologies will not be involved in such activities. Moreover, we as a company, and I as an individual, always have been deeply involved in supporting progressive values and causes. We plan to continue these efforts in the future… …The right to free speech and the right to privacy are critical to a flourishing democracy. From its inception, Palantir Technologies has supported these ideals and demonstrated a commitment to building software that protects privacy and civil liberties. Furthermore, personally and on behalf of the entire company, I w
90,000 Military Email Accounts Leaked in Latest #AntiSec Attack

90,000 Military Email Accounts Leaked in Latest #AntiSec Attack

July 11, 2011Mohit Kumar
90,000 Military Email Accounts Leaked in Latest #AntiSec Attack In latest tweet by AnonymousIRC , Hackers leaks  90,000 Military Email Accounts from Booz Allen Hamilton is a massive American consulting firm for #AntiSec. Anonymous call it " Military Meltdown Monday: Mangling Booz Allen Hamilton " . The Leak include 90,000 logins of military personnel—including personnel from US CENTCOM, SOCOM, the Marine Corps, various Air Force facilities, Homeland Security, State Department staff, and what looks like private sector contractors. They Release it via Torrent of 130.5 MB archive file. Press Release by Anonymous is : Hello Thar! Today we want to turn our attention to Booz Allen Hamilton, whose core business  is contractual work completed on behalf of the US federal government, foremost  on defense and homeland security matters, and limited engagements of foreign  governments specific to U.S. military assistance programs. So in this line of work you'
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