[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/02/wvWBWh.jpg[/newsimage]uitably-titled web group Anonymous has taken credit for or been implicated in countless web-based shenanigans which typically lean toward the illegal even when the intentions are just. Aaron Barr is CEO of online security firm HBGary. Recently, the two engaged in what can only be called cyber opera - a back-and-forth war waged with modem and keyboard that saw the latter, using subterfuge, attempting to drag the former into the open, exposing the real people behind the fictional online handles. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/aaron-barr-vs-anonymous-the-strange-strange-saga-39983/](http://www.myce.com/news/aaron-barr-vs-anonymous-the-strange-strange-saga-39983/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
I hate to see the good people at HBGary lose their jobs because of one clown, but if you are a security company, you should expect to be audited at any given time with any method possible.
This is why you don’t fuck with Anonymous. Hell, you can’t even get somewhere to talk to them without shields up and photo torpedoes armed. When are these “security” clowns going to realize that they are not just dealing with script kiddies anymore. Some of these dudes have been on the internets since before Al Gore invented it. They were hacking AT&T before AT&T knew what a backbone was. Now they have Ph.D’s in CSE and mad skills.
Nobody can withstand a DDOS if the perpetrators are serious, but, please, this knucklehead got his twitter account, email server, and web server hacked. Password much?! What an amateur. Get a password manager and a half-way decent random generator. Good luck on LinkedIn, Aaron.