Anonymous Takes on the FBI

The hacker “group”, Anonymous, has struck again this time releasing some private emails and documents from Vanguard Defense Industries (VDI).

The group first uploaded the documents to and later was put on the group’s Twitter account.  Later on, it was announced that the private e-mails released belonged to the contractor’s senior vice president, Richard Garcia, and contained information including internal meeting notes, personal information on other employees, and non-disclosure agreements.

One of the larger things released by Anonymous was information on the ShadowHawk Drone which is currently being used by military and law enforcement.

Though all of this information was released (over 1GB of documents), there is no clear reason as to why Anonymous chose to screw around with the VDI although they did post on their Twitter as to what they were thinking.

“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”


About Techtonicc

I am currently a 21 year old Junior in college majoring in Information Systems assurance and security. I am from Arlington Heights, IL. I love all types of technology so I enjoy my fair share of video games, building/fixing computers, programming, and writing on my tech blog, Techtonicc.

Posted on August 19, 2011, in technology and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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