February 3, 2012
Anonymous Posts Phone Call Of FBI And Scotland Yard Online
The notorious hacker group Anonymous said on Friday that it had intercepted and recorded a sensitive phone call between the FBI and Scotland Yard.
The group claims it recorded a 15-minute-long recording of a January 17 conference call devoted to tracking and prosecuting members of both Anonymous, and its spin-off group LulzSec.Anonymous accessed the call by using a dial-in code and password from an email sent by an FBI member.
The FBI said in a statement that the phone call "was intended for law enforcement officers only and was illegally obtained."
"A criminal investigation is under way to identify and hold accountable those responsible," the bureau said in a statement.
A message purportedly sent by an FBI agent to international law enforcement agencies was among the material published by the group.
In this message, the FBI agent invites the law enforcement agency to join the call to "discuss the ongoing investigations related to Anonymous ... and other associated splinter groups." This message contained a phone number and password for accessing the call.
Officials in the U.K., Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden and France were invited to listen in, but only American and British accents emerge in the recording.
During the call, officials talk about legal strategy to pursue the cases against Ryan Cleary and Jake Davis, which are two British suspects linked to Anonymous.
They discuss details of evidence gathered against other suspects, which Karen Todner, the lawyer for Clearly, said could be "incredibly sensitive" information.
"If they haven't secured their email it could potentially prejudice the investigation," she told The Associated Press.
During the call, two officials reveal that two other individuals are going to be arrested in the future. The call ended with all parties agreeing to talk further the following Monday.
Anonymous warned that further disclosures from the phone call are coming out today.
“The FBI might be curious how we´re able to continuously read their internal comms for some time now” Anonymous said via Twitter.
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