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Members of the Anonymous hacking collective said they broke into the networks of Mantech International and stole internal documents belonging to the US government contractor. As proof, the members posted a 390 MB download that appeared to contain reports related to NATO, the US Army and personnel files. A note that accompanied …

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Anonymous Coward

You have to wonder...

How many more will be arrested for this action.

20 years for this sort of thing in the States? Don't drop the soap lads.

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WTF?

Secure Internet?

O.K., why hasn't someone developed a secure Internet protocol that we can just start using and make hacking a thing of the past? Wouldn't this be worth billions?

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FAIL

Great idea!

Why don't you make a start on it and let us know how you get on?

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Trollface

I wrote it already

......but it only works on a mac

*ducks*

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sad

These hackers are terrorists and should be treated as such.

Their actions don't make them l33t like they seem to think it does.

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Bush

George.....You silly old goat.

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Trollface

"What is terrorism?"

http://fff.org/comment/com1107x.asp

The definition of terrorism is incredibly tenuous and used to score political points. The Nazi regime called its enemies terrorists but never described its own actions as terrorism. The U.S. government’s effective definition seems to be: “Terrorism is an act of violence, against either soldiers or civilians, whether conducted by private or state groups, so long as the violence is not approved by the U.S. government. ”

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Facepalm

Are you terrified by them?

Delicate little flower.

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Meh

Over-dramatisation

"...have claimed responsibility for brazen attacks..."

Yeah right, way to try and compare an example of incompetent security being exploited to an act of physical violence. If a member of Anonymous resorted to violence and started shooting at employees of the FBI, CIA etc _then_ you would have the right to call it a brazen attack.

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Happy

but, but...

I thought they'd all been arrested?

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Happy

Anyone *heard* of mantech before?

Just asking.

Although I think they're about to get a lot more famous.

Hope they aren't computer security specialists.

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title

You don't enter a fight you cannot win. You cannot poke governments when they have military's and a currency printing press running on overdrive.

The only way "anonymous" can succeed is for everyone and anyone to take a position.

Your either for government dictating your every move in an effort to 'protect you' "usually from things government create to begin with" or you believe you are the controller of your own destiny.

One thing that can be said about the US government is they will seek revenge like no other. Often times they will wait months/years.

And when they do wrong; don't expect the media to report on it.

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Trollface

I lol'd

not the best disclosure by anon yet, but not the worst. It still made me laugh.

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Nothing worth reading

I downloaded this - it was full of really boring crap.

Basically human resources files, a tonne of staff profile photos, a few contracts and that was about it.

Couldn't they find any juicy stuff to leak?

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Megaphone

Oh look, an Anonymous hacking story

Ok, lets get this out of the way:

"These guys are idiots"

"They should be executed for attacking us. USA USA USA USA!!!"

"Not really hackers, just script kiddies, I can hack much better than them, honest"

"Hope they get what they deserve"

"Bet they not gonna be anonymous when they are in jail with lovable bubba"

"Spies sapping mah sentry"

etc.

etc.

Now can the rest of the comments try and be useful and pertinent?

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Flame

Some anonymous douche hacks US gov contractor, airs dirty laundry

There, fixed that for you.

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Bad Logic on Arrest Extention

"On Friday, investigators with Scotland Yard received an extension giving them three more days to detain the 18-year-old they say was the figure known as Topiary. The extension cast doubt on speculation the unidentified man was a fall guy who was framed to take the heat off the real culprit."

Just because they have been given permission to detain the supposed "Topiary" for another 3 days, that does not change the question of if he was framed or not. If the Police were tricked into arresting him, this extension can be an effort on their part to avoid more egg on their face by not admitting their error yet. I am not saying that he is not guilty but only that keeping him detained might have nothing to do with his guilt or innocence but only with avoiding admitting their belief in his being who they claim to be as a guilty party. Due to the claims that he was framed, they have a good reason to make it seem that he is guilty even if they know they were tricked.

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Happy

9 out of 10 for effort

You just need to add some random capitalised words and a few more rambling, contradictory sentences along the same lines and you will have passed Conspiracy Theory 101.

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Anonymous Coward

The truth about Anonymous

All they post is about a few Anonymous members most members of Anonymous members are NOT hackers and want to legally protest the corruption in the government. Please do not judge the whole group by the acts of a few members. Visit www.whatis-theplan.org to learn more about Anonymous and what we stand for.

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"secure" IIS as webserver

A security company running its website on IIS/ASP ? Common, give me a (1024-bit) break.

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