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Hackers break into a lucrative career



Hackers break into a lucrative career


Joseph Menn, FT, 19 October 2011

…a potentially lucrative career awaits for skilled researchers – or even teenagers – who can challenge the vulnerabilities of some of the world’s best-known websites.




October 11, 2011 Posted by | cyber attacks, cyber crime, cyber security, cyber warfare, cyber-activism, cyber-arms, cyber-tools, cyber-war, cyberspace, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, HBGary, HBGary Federal, Peiter Zatko, WikiLeaks | , , | Leave a comment

Barrett Brown is Anonymous



Barrett Brown is Anonymous


Tim Brown, D Magazine, April 2011



May 19, 2011 Posted by | Aaron Barr, Anonymous, Barrett Brown, botnet, DDOS, Denial of Service, HBGary, HBGary Federal, Internet Relay Chat [IRC], IRC, Julian Assange, Low Orbit Ion Cannon [LOIC], MasterCard, PayPal, SQL injection, Stuxnet, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

Is This The Girl That Hacked HBGary?



Well, it should be “…the girl who…”, but never mind.

This set of links is just an example of Hackerworld in the Age of Wikileaks, and the type of people and processes that revolve around it.

The very curious will want to know about the parent company of HGGary, so there is a link at the bottom to an example of Software Security Companies Who Want to Work with Govt. (Well, of course they do, how are they going to make a living otherwise, if not from easily dole-outable taxpayers money?)

What I’d really like to be reading about is software companies who dedicate themselves to making the internet safe for everyday users.


Is This The Girl That Hacked HBGary?


by Parmy Olson, 16 March 2011


How one man tracked down Anonymous—and paid a heavy price


By Nate Anderson


Wiki: Aaron Barr


Articles by Joseph Mennin the FT


[1] Cyberactivists warned of arrest (4 Feb 2011)


[2]‘Hacktivists’ retaliate against security expert (7 Feb 2011)


first reported Barr’s claims.


Black ops: how HBGary wrote backdoors for the government


By Nate Anderson, in Ars Technica. [date not obvious, but recent…]



March 19, 2011 Posted by | Aaron Barr, Anonymous, hacker culture, hackerworld, hacktivism, hacktivist, HBGary, HBGary Federal, Nate Anderson | Leave a comment