Anoymous Strikes Ohio InfraGard

By Michelle Amodio February 24, 2012

The hacktivist group Anonymous seems to be responsible for turning an FBI partner site in Ohio into a 1990s music video.

Specifically, the group took down the site and replaced it with Coolio’s radio hit “Gangsta’s Paradise” because they felt, as the AP reports, that the private/public partnership between InfraGard and the FBI is a “sinister alliance.” InfraGard is private non-profit organization serving as a public-private partnership between U.S. businesses and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

“The sinister alliance between law enforcement, corporations, and white hat wannabees,” the group defined InfraGard in a note displayed on the homepage of InfraGard Dayton, Ohio.

“#FFF [LAST HACK] FBI-INFRAGARD ROOTED AGAIN. ONE MORE TIME. FOR THE LULZ. #Anonymous #AntiSec #LulzSec #OWS,” @AnonymousIRC tweeted Friday.

Of course, the most recent hacking had a purpose.

“We broke into their webserver, perused their assorted presentation materials, and finally deleted everything and vandalized their website so we can boost our zone-h rankings,” the message stated.

In true Anonymous form, the takedown wasn’t without a promise (threat) of taking down every government entity, V for Vendetta-style.

“You think your 'advanced commercial malware' research and your 'digital forensics first response' powerpoints can really withstand the hurricane of hellfire and 0days we got planned for yall?! Fellow hackers, crackers, anarchists and pirates, now is the hour to rise up and make war upon all corporate and government systems, driving them off our internet.”

In June of last year, online collective Lulz Security said it attacked a local section of InfraGard in Connecticut. The FBI was aware of the attack and that the website had been shut down as a precaution.

Lulz had tweeted that its Connecticut attack had “compromised 1000+ FBI-affiliated members.” The group said it would not leak the user information but would embarrass the FBI with “simple hacks.” It did not provide details on the information it said was compromised.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

TechZone360 Contributor

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