(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – HBGary has become the latest victim of the hacker group “Anonymous”. The security firm has been working closely with the FBI to track down members of the group.
Reports claim that Anonymous hacked into HBGary’s networks and posted over 50,000 emails between company executives. HBGary’s website was also taken over, where the group published an explanation on why the company was targeted.
A month ago, US and British authorities issued warrants and moved against many suspected members of the hacker group. During this period, Aaron Barr, HBGary’s head of security services, was quoted in an interview by the Financial Times as saying he had uncovered the identities of Anonymous’ leaders and that he planned to announce his findings a week later at a security conference in San Francisco, CA.
HBGary’s hacked website read:
In December, Anonymous brought down the websites of Visa, Mastercard, and Paypal because the companies denied donation payment processing services to WikiLeaks. As of now, it appears HBGary’s website has been taken down and the domain is parked at a Network Solutions Under Construction page.