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Anonymous hacks into phone call between FBI and Scotland Yard

Discussion in 'Politics and Current Affairs' started by Snedd, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Snedd

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    It's not exactly surprising given that the announcement at the front of the audio message leads me to believe that they were using a commercial conference bridge application... Downside to this incident is that now the FBI will be looking into purchasing a horrifically expensive and highly secure custom conferencing solution using taxpayer dollars.

    Any backlash on the British side of the pond to the Scotland Yard comments about Sheffield? Not exactly a jewel in England's crown? :eek:
     
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    Haha.. I don't think anyone from anywhere feels Sheffield is the jewel in anywhere's crown :p
     
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    I read (sorry, don't have the link - twas on my phone) that [according to the FBI] there was no 'hack'. They simply obtained an email that contained the call number and access code ... or something like that. The author of that article was quite to point out how 'convenient' it was that they got the right person and email >.>

    I think it is highly more likely that the anons got it and were poking around and found the email with the call codes and then listened in on the call.

    :D Funny though, especially because (if sources are to be trusted) they were discussing anons and lulzsec ;)
     
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    Most 'hacks' the media reports on aren't hacks at all. Just like every firearm in a story is an 'AK47' or 'AK47 type assault rifle' regardless of what it actually is. Don't let facts get in the way of a good story! :D
     
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    Yeah I get that, I just meant that it was like they decrypted a phone or something... Sounds like they just used a payphone to listen in.


    Of course, I'd wager that there was a *hack* to get that email ... or at least some good ol' social engineering.
     
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    Sounds like just about every conference call I've ever been on, minus the law enforcement aspect of it.
     
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    I love how Blunkett then goes on to list reasons why Sheffield actually is a 'jewel'. Well done research team, outstanding list there!
     
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    ^ Also kind of ironic that the only famous son of Sheffield to jump to it's defence has never actually seen the place.
     
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    The Feds just don't have a sense of humor. :)

    "Ultimately, Anonymous and LulzSec in particular may have been the victims of their own success and over ambition. Whatever the technical mistakes and personal weaknesses that led to their undoing, security experts say their fate was sealed once they became so high profile that authorities made them a priority."

    NewsDaily: "Anonymous" hurt by arrests but hard to kill
     

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