Anonymous Hacks FBI Contracted Firm
Anonymous has dumped files about IRC Federal, a government contracted IT firm, in honor of their F**k FBI Friday ‘holiday’. They’ve gotten access to contracts, internal documents, development schematics, logins and more.
Nothing of great importance had been leaked, but Anonymous did leave a message for the company asking them to stop working for the government.
The leaked information, from IRC Federal, includes an FBI proposal for a “Special Identities Modernization (SIM) Project” to “reduce terrorist and criminal activity by protecting all records associated with trusted individuals and revealing the identities of those individuals who may pose serious risk to the United States and its allies”.
On its site, IRC Federal lists its clients as the U.S. Department of the Navy, NASA, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of the Army.
This is the second very public attack on an FBI partner site within a month. The first, by hacking group LulzSec, which was allied with Anonymous, took down the website of InfraGard, a partnership between the FBI and the private sector to share security information.
Anonymous gained notoriety for its denial-of-service attacks on Visa and MasterCard late last year.
Those attacks were retribution, Anonymous said, because the companies halted online donations during the WikiLeaks controversy, blocking contributions to Bradley Manning, the accused document leaker now in custody.