Anonymous talks Haditha, raids Syrian servers
Cyber activists linked to Anonymous have posted an e-mail archive related to the deaths of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians during a 2005 US raid in the Iraqi town of Haditha.
The e-mails were apparently lifted during a hack and extract operation against the law firm of Puckett Faraj, which is representing the Staff Sgt. (Frank Wuterich) accused of leading the group of Marines in Haditha.
A number of the documents, divided up in various categories, can be viewed here and here. It should be noted that Wuterich recently struck a plea deal in which he will not go to prison, but would be demoted to private.
In other Anonymous related news, hackers operating under the auspices of the collective have reportedly compromised Syrian government networks and extracted memos, documents and emails advising President Bashar al Assad on how to handle the fallout over his bloody crackdown against protestors demanding regime change.
One alleged e-mail cited by Sky News appeared to advise Assad on how to approach his interview with ABC's Barbara Walters, who spoke with the leader late last year.
"Mentioning 'armed groups' in the interview is extremely important and we can use American and British articles to prove there are armed gangs," the adviser writes.
"American psyche can be easily manipulated when they hear that there are 'mistakes' done and now we are 'fixing it.’"
The president was also advised to emphasize how protests are sometimes handled in western countries, adding that "Syria doesn't have a policy to torture people, unlike the USA... We can use Abu Ghraib in Iraq as an example.”
February 2012 certainly has been a busy month for groups like Anonymous and AntiSec, with the collective managing to obtain a "sensitive" FBI-Scotland Yard conference call while jacking various police department sites, including those run by law enforcement officials in Syracuse (New York), Boston and Salt Lake City.