Wednesday, February 16, 2011

On Wikileaks and lawlessness...

The Tech Herald and Empty wheel broke and have been following up the amazing story of HBGary Federal vs Wikileaks over the last week. For those who don't know the tech security company along with two others were retained by a legal firm working on behalf of Bank of America and also; it was revealed, the US chamber of commerce...
This all came to light due to the company's CEO Aaron Bar bragging about how he was going to reveal who Anonymous was. Well naturally they got hacked...
The revelations from the 70,000+ emails that were then leaked showed quite the systemic pattern of basically illegal activities that this firm and others were being employed to perform in the name of "security". The interview below between Sam Seder and Glenn Greenwald highlights the significant can of worms that has been opened...



Update: Greenwald unpeels more of this story