FBI memo claims Anonymous has been hacking US government computers for nearly a year

By Shawn Knight
Nov 18, 2013
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  1. Members of the hacker collective Anonymous have been infiltrating US government computers across multiple agencies for the better part of the past year. The attackers initially used an exploit in Adobe ColdFusion to gain access to systems starting in December...

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +310

    But teh government cant be hacked they are teh most secure pepls on teh internet they haz secret documents..

    Lol you would think it being the government and them loving their secrets they would atleast hire some knowledgeable people to prevent this from happening...
  3. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Addict Posts: 599   +57

    There are lots of "knowledgeable" employees working for the US government, it just seems that the more basic programs are often the most compromising when not secure. Also MOST of the anonymous hackers are probably skilled in their own way, erasing their trails, effectively masking their point of entry.

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 810   +102

    Irony lol
  5. If they (Anonymous) knows how to cover their trail and location; then how does the government know that they were the ones stealing information to bank accounts. Maybe it was actual criminals stealing that data.

    I seriously doubt that the mission of Anonymous is to steal money.

    If anything good comes out of their actions, maybe it will be information to hang the government with more accusations of unbridled spying on their employers (Us).
  6. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Addict Posts: 599   +57

    Contrary to what you think, these people are normal and just like everyone else, they could get greedy as well.
    For example, just because the media tells us something, do we always believe it? Just because anonymous tells us they are hacking for the common good, for the people, will you believe it? People are not as innocent as they may seem.
    davislane1 and lmike6453 like this.
  7. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,729   +1,092

    File this one under 'stuff that isn't surprising in the least'

    Know what's ironic about Anonymous... that Guy Fawkes mask. He's a symbol anarchy because he tried to overthrow the British government by blowing them up. But the part that's forgotten was the reason he was trying to kill King James I wasn't because Guy was anti big government establishment... he was trying to instill his own preferred big government establishment, which was the Catholic Church. I suppose we should assume then that Anon just wants their own people in charge just like Fawkes did.
  8. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,154   +197

    Pot calling kettle black.
    bielius likes this.
  9. Renrew

    Renrew TS Enthusiast Posts: 253   +19

    80 to 90% of all Government initial IT programs put out for bids are unworkable when first rolled out according to a leading IT publication. Watching the hearings on ACA I was amazed how little the panels of congressmen or senators knew about that subject. No wonder the hackers are all around us.

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