Anonymous Claims to Breach NATO Security

Anonymous NATOVia Fox News:

NATO is looking into claims that hackers have breached its security and accessed scads of material so confidential the hacker group itself deemed it “irresponsible” to publish them all, despite a series of international raids Tuesday designed to corral the hacking activity.

“NATO is aware that hacker group released what it claims to be NATO classified documents on the internet,” a NATO spokseman said in a statement. “NATO security experts are investigating these claims. We strongly condemn any leak of classified documents which could potentially endanger the security of NATO allies, armed forces and citizens.”

The group, which goes by the name “Anonymous,” claimed to be sitting on about 1 gigabyte of data. The hackers broadcast a link to a PDF file Thursday via Twitter, showing what appeared to be a document headed “NATO Restricted.”

The group’s actions have become intolerable, Steven Chabinsky, deputy assistant FBI director, said in an interview with NPR. “We want to send a message that chaos on the Internet is unacceptable,” Chabinsky said. “[Even if] hackers can be believed to have social causes, it’s entirely unacceptable to break into websites and commit unlawful acts.”

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40 Comments on "Anonymous Claims to Breach NATO Security"

  1. Wastelandindustrial | Jul 22, 2011 at 7:03 am |

    Doin’ it 4 teh LULz

  2. Wastelandindustrial | Jul 22, 2011 at 3:03 am |

    Doin’ it 4 teh LULz

  3. Rex Vestri | Jul 22, 2011 at 11:15 am |

    My first thought is that this is a false flag attack designed to make Anonymous look like terrorists.

  4. Rex Vestri | Jul 22, 2011 at 7:15 am |

    My first thought is that this is a false flag attack designed to make Anonymous look like terrorists.

  5. sounds like another scam to create fear so they can control the internet too. They dont want us to have free exchange of TRUE info. Only what they prescreen for the Networks…

  6. sounds like another scam to create fear so they can control the internet too. They dont want us to have free exchange of TRUE info. Only what they prescreen for the Networks…

  7. DeepCough | Jul 22, 2011 at 1:24 pm |

    Y’know what, I’m voting for Anonymous for President.

  8. The actions of the US government, Israel, NATO, CIA, FBI, ATF, DEA, TSA, FED, HSA, AIPAC and a whole alphabet soup of others have become intolerable. The American People want to send a message that organized criminal activity and continued cover up in our  government is unacceptable and should be exposed at all cost.

  9. The actions of the US government, Israel, NATO, CIA, FBI, ATF, DEA, TSA, FED, HSA, AIPAC and a whole alphabet soup of others have become intolerable. The American People want to send a message that organized criminal activity and continued cover up in our  government is unacceptable and should be exposed at all cost.

  10. Anonymous | Jul 22, 2011 at 2:23 pm |

    after investigating deeply i have concluded that Anon and LuLzsec aRe a sham, a propaganda machine of oUr own goverNment.   Any morOn can make an Ion Blaster and overrUn a server, and no hacker would brag or Taunt Our government.  Be aware a time will come will you will lose more Freedoms in the name of security.  I want you to realize if our media is pumping tHis up, that it is probably a product of our own making, bE advised, that ouR wEaknesses would Never be propagated by our media unless Our government told them to do so.  Winning for winners when winners run the world.

  11. Investinourftre | Jul 22, 2011 at 10:23 am |

    after investigating deeply i have concluded that Anon and LuLzsec aRe a sham, a propaganda machine of oUr own goverNment.   Any morOn can make an Ion Blaster and overrUn a server, and no hacker would brag or Taunt Our government.  Be aware a time will come will you will lose more Freedoms in the name of security.  I want you to realize if our media is pumping tHis up, that it is probably a product of our own making, bE advised, that ouR wEaknesses would Never be propagated by our media unless Our government told them to do so.  Winning for winners when winners run the world.

  12. The republican fear battery do is ideally scared so they want their collection of idiots to hate anon despite them fighting for our freedom. Something you fat, law abiding safety needing ignorant pricks wouldn’t understand.

  13. The republican fear battery do is ideally scared so they want their collection of idiots to hate anon despite them fighting for our freedom. Something you fat, law abiding safety needing ignorant pricks wouldn’t understand.

  14. ALL RUN A OIBUTOBFI HERE NOW

    i dont get it…

  15. It would have to be the Fox coverage of this…ugh.

    Although…no one anywhere seems to be saying the one obvious thing about info leaks, so Fox scores about as badly as any other channel or company on this topic:

    …in an era where your actions may suddenly come under public scrutiny, perhaps its time for NGOs, governments and corporations to start carefully considering whether illegal actions are worth the risk.

    Is the leaker of a crime the criminal? Suppose you catch a man murdering his own wife and kids…you snap a picture, flee and reveal to the world and law enforcement that a crime has occurred. Having revealed that crimes have been underway…naturally, most of us would expect legal scrutiny of the criminal…not the person who revealed the crime. In essence, the attacks on info leakers amount to a matter of criminalizing the witness…organized silencing of anyone who dares to reveal the degree of corruption that permeates every level of our cultures ‘leadership’ organizations.

    …and predictably…the guilty protest too much…outraged that their privacy has been breached…insistent that they are the victims…and that the persons casting them in a poor light are persecuting them cruelly with no just reason. Whether its NATO or anyone else…the more secretive you become and are allowed to be…the more prone to ethical lapses one tends to be. Where the light does not shine…mad shit takes place in the shadows.

    The end of the conflict will never be produced from a tightening of the screws and more brutalization of whistleblowers and hacktivists…it will only emerge out of greater transparency and accountability to the rule of law. Because of this…I expect the conflict will never end…because criminals never give up hope while they have the upper hand…and all the open windows in the world can’t clean the stink out of the halls of power.

  16. It would have to be the Fox coverage of this…ugh.

    Although…no one anywhere seems to be saying the one obvious thing about info leaks, so Fox scores about as badly as any other channel or company on this topic:

    …in an era where your actions may suddenly come under public scrutiny, perhaps its time for NGOs, governments and corporations to start carefully considering whether illegal actions are worth the risk.

    Is the leaker of a crime the criminal? Suppose you catch a man murdering his own wife and kids…you snap a picture, flee and reveal to the world and law enforcement that a crime has occurred. Having revealed that crimes have been underway…naturally, most of us would expect legal scrutiny of the criminal…not the person who revealed the crime. In essence, the attacks on info leakers amount to a matter of criminalizing the witness…organized silencing of anyone who dares to reveal the degree of corruption that permeates every level of our cultures ‘leadership’ organizations.

    …and predictably…the guilty protest too much…outraged that their privacy has been breached…insistent that they are the victims…and that the persons casting them in a poor light are persecuting them cruelly with no just reason. Whether its NATO or anyone else…the more secretive you become and are allowed to be…the more prone to ethical lapses one tends to be. Where the light does not shine…mad shit takes place in the shadows.

    The end of the conflict will never be produced from a tightening of the screws and more brutalization of whistleblowers and hacktivists…it will only emerge out of greater transparency and accountability to the rule of law. Because of this…I expect the conflict will never end…because criminals never give up hope while they have the upper hand…and all the open windows in the world can’t clean the stink out of the halls of power.

    • Brian Dayhoff | Jul 22, 2011 at 5:33 pm |

      I think you are absolutely right, however when our entire infrastructure is being supported by criminal activity, there is little reason to expect any other sort of reaction.

    • However, if they broke in, took the picture, and then stole something valuable, they would be guilty of a crime, which is what ANON does. 

      I’m all for sticking it to the “man”, and for that I appreciate what ANON is doing.  But to say they are innocent is just ignorant. 

      Dont’ take this point for disagreement though, just pointing out the flaw in the analogy.

      • Anarchy Pony | Jul 22, 2011 at 11:02 pm |

        Innocence is generally a flawed concept in general, And in any fight you are going to get dirty.

      • Hadrian999 | Jul 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm |

        citizens have a right and a respectability to know what their governments are doing, every act of a democratically elected government is an act of it’s electorate, how are citizens supposed to judge a government’s actions if those actions are hidden from the electorate, a government has no write to privacy, it is an employee of the people not a lord over the people.

      • No one presumes their ‘innocence’…not even me…not even them. They are anything but innocent…but they are necessary…and important to a new era where the struggle to free info for public not private scrutiny.

      • Anonymous | Aug 24, 2011 at 1:19 pm |

        Your straw man stealing goods from homes is not Anon. Information is its own entity, and it should be free. If you were to say, however, that Anon broke into the suspect’s home, snapped the pictures, then published them on the internet so everyone knows about it (not just the authorities, since the suspects tend to be members of those bodies), then you’d be dealing with a more apt analogy.

  17. Israel and AIPAC have nothing to do with this, idiot. Fuck off.

  18. Brian Dayhoff | Jul 22, 2011 at 9:33 pm |

    I think you are absolutely right, however when our entire infrastructure is being supported by criminal activity, there is little reason to expect any other sort of reaction.

  19. However, if they broke in, took the picture, and then stole something valuable, they would be guilty of a crime, which is what ANON does. 

    I’m all for sticking it to the “man”, and for that I appreciate what ANON is doing.  But to say they are innocent is just ignorant. 

    Dont’ take this point for disagreement though, just pointing out the flaw in the analogy.

  20. Good thing the article links to a Fox News article, because  I suspect Anonymous logs all the IP addresses that connect to their websites (like many other websites I could mention), though I can’t be sure of this. 

    For an alternative opinion to what you will typically read or hear about on counterculture websites regarding Anonymous, Wikileaks, and other such organizations, regarding the leaking of information, have a listen to this youtube video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-42oV5AnQM&feature=relmfu

  21. Good thing the article links to a Fox News article, because  I suspect Anonymous logs all the IP addresses that connect to their websites (like many other websites I could mention), though I can’t be sure of this. 

    For an alternative opinion to what you will typically read or hear about on counterculture websites regarding Anonymous, Wikileaks, and other such organizations, regarding the leaking of information, have a listen to this youtube video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-42oV5AnQM&feature=relmfu

    • oops… I meant to write “instead of an Anonymous webiste, because I suspect…” 

  22. oops… I meant to write “instead of an Anonymous webiste, because I suspect…” 

  23. Anarchy Wolf | Jul 23, 2011 at 3:02 am |

    Innocence is generally a flawed concept in general, And in any fight you are going to get dirty.

  24. Huh, ur blind if you think Israel, or any country is clean.  Fuck on.

  25. Fucking conspiracy theory..  post some evidence, you must have some after all that investigating.

  26. Hadrian999 | Jul 23, 2011 at 4:57 pm |

    citizens have a right and a respectability to know what their governments are doing, every act of a democratically elected government is an act of it’s electorate, how are citizens supposed to judge a government’s actions if those actions are hidden from the electorate, a government has no write to privacy, it is an employee of the people not a lord over the people.

  27. No one presumes their ‘innocence’…not even me…not even them. They are anything but innocent…but they are necessary…and important to a new era where the struggle to free info for public not private scrutiny.

  28. Anonymous | Aug 24, 2011 at 5:19 pm |

    Your straw man stealing goods from homes is not Anon. Information is its own entity, and it should be free. If you were to say, however, that Anon broke into the suspect’s home, snapped the pictures, then published them on the internet so everyone knows about it (not just the authorities, since the suspects tend to be members of those bodies), then you’d be dealing with a more apt analogy.

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