Hackers Break into FBI Contractor’s Computers

By Allan Lengel

The mind boggling abilities of hackers continues to boggle the mind.

The latest: The hacker collective Anonymous has released a fresh batch of data taken from Vanguard Defense Industries — an FBI and Pentagon contractor that deals with drones, the publication International Business Times reports.

The publication reported that data release was revealed via a post on tor2web.org and later published on the group’s AnonymousIRC Twitter account.

The publication reported that the group said the emails it released belonged to Vanguard’s senior vice president, Richard T. Garcia, and contained information regarding “internal meeting notes and contracts, schematics, non-disclosure agreements, personal information about other VDI employees, and several dozen ‘counter-terrorism’ documents classified as ‘law enforcement sensitive’ and ‘for official use only.'”

A statement by the hackers, according to the International Business Times, said: “We are doing this not only to cause embarrassment and disruption to Vanguard Defense Industries, but to send a strong message to the hacker community. White hat sellouts, law enforcement collaborators, and military contractors beware: we’re coming for your mail spools, bash history files, and confidential documents.”


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