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HBGary Federal Hacked by Anonymous

February 7, 2011

A company that is helping the federal government track down cyberactivists who have been attacking business that refused to support Wikileaks has itself been hacked by the very same activists it is investigating.

At the center of the storm is a leaderless and anarchic Internet group called Anonymous, which more recently has been coordinating attacks against Egyptian government Web sites. Late last month, authorities in the U.K. and the U.S. moved against at least 45 suspected Anonymous activists. Then, on Saturday, the Financial Times ran a story quoting Aaron Barr, the head of security services firm HBGary Federal, saying he had uncovered the identities of Anonymous’ leaders using social networking sites and planned to release his findings at a security conference in San Francisco next week.