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Met and FBI keen to advertise the skills and power of Anonymous

by | 3rd, February 2012

ANONYMOUS, the hactivist collective, have posted an audio on YouTube of the Metropolitan Police’s e-crime unit talking with the FBI. The tape, called “Fuck FBI Friday”, claims to feature a 16 minute phone call. The call is said to have taken place on January 17. It features the two law enforcement agencies discussing what crap hole Sheffield is and…Anonymous.

Furthermore, Anonymous apparently have access to FBI’s email, posting an email between agents and tweeting:

“The #FBI might be curious how we’re able to continuously read their internal comms for some time now.”

Says a Met spokesman:

“We are aware of the video which relates to an FBI conference call involving a PCeU representative. The matter is being investigated by the FBI.”

Not allegedly. There is no doubt. The Met are keen to authenticate the video. It’s real. Fact.

Sky News tweets:

FBI confirms hackers intercepted confidential phone call and says it is hunting those responsible

Bit odd that two secretive law agencies should be so quick to expose their own failings and big up the skills of Anonymous?

And why would Anonymous post a video online and boast about their access? Is it vanity? Is it meant as a threat? Did they leave out more than they included? Are the spooks at GCHQ and the Pentagon using Anonymous to foster an aura of distrust in the web and add to the campaigns to curtail internet freedoms? It as not too long ago that the Met were in the mire for working with the News of The World – the paper that – get this – employed an ex-copper and a private detective to hack phones. Who trained the NoW hackers?

If Anonymous are reading this, pelase let us know.

The call goes like this (as reported in The Times):

Stuart: Hi, Stuart here.
Bruce: Hi it’s Bruce…I’m not sure if we’re the only two on right now.
Stuart: Bruce, don’t say anything too bad, I’m on with Matt.
Bruce: [Laughs.] Do you want to talk about cheese?
Matt: What about McDonald’s at the Pentagon?
Bruce: I just saw the information about the big Acpo cyber-conference in Sheffield.
Stuart: We’re on mass going up to it. We’ve got X speaking at it. I don’t know if you’ve met him but he’s a lovely man.
Bruce: Really?
Stuart: One of those true old school detectives and he’s mad as a box of frogs.
Bruce: [Laughs] I’ve never been to Sheffield.
Matt: You’ve missed nothing.
Stuart or Matt: It’s a khazi
Matt: It’s not exactly a jewel in England’s crown.
Bruce: [Laughs]….
Matt: Sheffield University is quite big, there’s a huge shopping centre, I think that’s about it.
Stuart: Is that the famous thing in Sheffield, a bullring? It was quite exciting in the 1970s.
Matt: There’s the Flares (?) nightclub.
Bruce: Oh yeah?
Matt: Yeah. Always good for a night out.
Stuart: There’s a McDonalds.
Bruce: [laughs] I’ll look forward to that.
Stuart or Matt: No Dunkin’ Donuts though…
Bruce [laughs maniacally]

People of Sheffield… We invade the Us at dawn…

Posted: 3rd, February 2012 | In: Technology Comment | TrackBack | Permalink