FBI, Scotland Yard conversation not of the Anonymous variety
The FBI and Scotland Yard may have believed their conversations were private, but notorious hacker group Anonymous apparently had other plans. Members of the organization recently published a 15-minute internet video exposing a phone call between the agencies, citing another example of the importance of online security.
Anonymous posted a message through social media website Twitter that said "the FBI might be curious how we’re able to continuously read their internal comms for some time now. [sic]"
The FBI issued a statement that said the conversation between the department and Scotland Yard was obtained illegally. An investigation is currently under way to determine the vulnerability that led to the breach.
It is currently unknown how the group obtained the conversation, but Anonymous also recently infiltrated websites of the Boston Police Department and Salt Lake City informant information was obtained, the Washington Post reported.
Anonymous continues to wreak havoc on companies and government agencies. Last month, the group announced some of its members managed to infiltrate thousands of accounts held by military supplier SpecialForces.com and claimed it obtained encryption keys, credit card information and password expiration dates from the business.