Anonymous pwns InfraGard yet again

Posted by Trent Nouveau

Hackers linked to Anonymous and AntiSec have compromised InfraGard's servers yet again.



Elements of the collective last targeted the FBI affiliate in June 2011, when they breached the digital security perimeter surrounding the Atlanta chapter of Infragard, took complete control of the site, defaced it and leaked the local user base.



The current hack - which targeted the Ohio chapter of InfraGard - replaced the site's homepage with the video for Coolio's rap hit "Gangsta's Paradise."



"Today we targeted the Dayton Ohio chapter of InfraGard, the sinister alliance between law enforcement, corporations, and white hat wannabees," the group wrote in a communiqué posted on the defaced website.

"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."

InfraGard describes itself as a non-profit organization that serves as a public-private partnership between American businesses and the FBI by sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States.



The InfraGard incident is only one in a string of coordinated hacks conducted by the collective in 2012. Indeed, Anonymous kicked off 2012 with a bang, having managed 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 (Oakland officials were doxed).

The group also posted an e-mail archive related to the deaths of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians during a 2005 US operation in Haditha and raided Syrian government networks - extracting sensitive docs advising President Bashar al Assad how to handle the fallout over his bloody crackdown against protestors demanding regime change.