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Hackers claim to leak conference call between FBI, Scotland Yard
A sensitive conference call between the FBI and Scotland Yard was recorded by the very people they were trying to catch, the hacking group known as Anonymous claimed on Friday.

The group released a roughly 15-minute-long recording of what appears to be a Jan. 17 conference call devoted to tracking and prosecuting members of the loose-knit hacking group.

The recording's authenticity could not immediately be verified, and it's not clear how the hackers got their hands on it. It appears to have been edited to bleep out the names of some of the suspects being discussed.

The FBI have just admitted it's a real conference call.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Feb 3rd, 2012 at 10:21:44 AM EST
that's impressive. At the same time, it's rather depressing with respect to the level of competence of those who are supposed to be fighting cyber-criminality...

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Fri Feb 3rd, 2012 at 10:37:46 AM EST
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Some of the people who are providing tech support in the fight against cyber-criminality are the 'cyber-criminals' themselves.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Feb 3rd, 2012 at 12:31:18 PM EST
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That was stupid.

Never let your enemy know you've cracked into their internal communications.

Skepticism is the first step on the road to truth. -- Denis Diderot

by ATinNM on Fri Feb 3rd, 2012 at 01:57:15 PM EST
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unless it was a one off and unrepeatable discovery, in which case releasing the transcript sows fear and despair.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Feb 3rd, 2012 at 02:01:19 PM EST
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Never, ever, give counter-intelligence people the kind and quality of information they did.  Sowing "fear and despair" isn't worth the trade-off of giving CI insight into your information gathering methods, procedures, and protocols ... especially if they are successful.

The basic problem with Anonymous is they lack the discipline to keep their fucking mouths shut about things they need to keep their fucking mouths shut about.  They are basically goofing around and it could get some of them killed, if they annoy the right wrong people.

Skepticism is the first step on the road to truth. -- Denis Diderot

by ATinNM on Fri Feb 3rd, 2012 at 03:39:59 PM EST
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yes, there is that.

But the problem with the obsessive monovision necessary to do what they do is that they probably don't look up to see the danger they're in.

{unless it's china fuckin' wid us all}

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Feb 3rd, 2012 at 03:51:43 PM EST
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