Anonymous Releases Defense Contractor’s Drone Data

Vanguard Defense IndustriesAlastair Stevenson reports in the International Business Times:

The hacker collective Anonymous has released a fresh batch of data taken from Vanguard Defense Industries, a Pentagon and FBI contractor.

The data release was revealed via a post on tor2web.org and later publicised on the group’s AnonymousIRC Twitter account. In it the group claimed to have released “1GB of private emails and documents belonging to Vanguard Defense Industries (VDI).”

Anonymous later said the e-mails belong to the contractor’s senior vice president, Richard T. Garcia, and contained information regarding “internal meeting notes and contracts, schematics, non-disclosure agreements, personal information about other VDI employees, and several dozen ‘counter-terrorism’ documents classified as ‘law enforcement sensitive’ and ‘for official use only.'”

A key bit of information highlighted in its release pertained to Vanguard Defense Industries’ ShadowHawk drones, which are used by military, law enforcement and private companies across the world and are loaded with grenade launchers and shotguns. Despite highlighting the ShadowHawk unmanned aerial vehicle, the group offered no clear reason for the attack on Vanguard Defense Industries besides its association with military and law enforcement agencies.

Read More: International Business Times

12 Comments on "Anonymous Releases Defense Contractor’s Drone Data"

  1. Tyler Durden | Aug 28, 2011 at 10:53 pm |

    I can’t be overly hyped about things like this when these controlled, targeted “leaks” are just as likely to have been perpetrated by some competitor trying to get ahead as it is by someone trying to make a positive difference in the world.

    Bring down the ringleaders.

  2. Tyler Durden | Aug 28, 2011 at 6:53 pm |

    I can’t be overly hyped about things like this when these controlled, targeted “leaks” are just as likely to have been perpetrated by some competitor trying to get ahead as it is by someone trying to make a positive difference in the world.

    Bring down the ringleaders.

    • It wouldn’t be very smart if it was a competitor in this case because people aren’t going to make much of a distinction between one defense contractor or another as they’re all pretty much demonized by those same people already. In the eyes of most, it would just act as “confirmation” of the perceived corruption of defense contractors in general. Otherwise, I understand your reservation.

    • It wouldn’t be very smart if it was a competitor in this case because people aren’t going to make much of a distinction between one defense contractor or another as they’re all pretty much demonized by those same people already. In the eyes of most, it would just act as “confirmation” of the perceived corruption of defense contractors in general. Otherwise, I understand your reservation.

    • It wouldn’t be very smart if it was a competitor in this case because people aren’t going to make much of a distinction between one defense contractor or another as they’re all pretty much demonized by those same people already. In the eyes of most, it would just act as “confirmation” of the perceived corruption of defense contractors in general. Otherwise, I understand your reservation.

    • Ronniedobbs | Aug 29, 2011 at 7:22 am |

      “Bring down the ringleaders.”
      How?

  3. Tyler Durden | Aug 28, 2011 at 6:53 pm |

    I can’t be overly hyped about things like this when these controlled, targeted “leaks” are just as likely to have been perpetrated by some competitor trying to get ahead as it is by someone trying to make a positive difference in the world.

    Bring down the ringleaders.

  4. Tyler Durden | Aug 28, 2011 at 6:53 pm |

    I can’t be overly hyped about things like this when these controlled, targeted “leaks” are just as likely to have been perpetrated by some competitor trying to get ahead as it is by someone trying to make a positive difference in the world.

    Bring down the ringleaders.

  5. It wouldn’t be very smart if it was a competitor in this case because people aren’t going to make much of a distinction between one defense contractor or another as they’re all pretty much demonized by those same people already. In the eyes of most, it would just act as “confirmation” of the perceived corruption of defense contractors in general. Otherwise, I understand your reservation.

  6. Ronniedobbs | Aug 29, 2011 at 11:22 am |

    “Bring down the ringleaders.”
    How?

  7. FinaBiscotti | Oct 8, 2011 at 8:19 am |

    For documentation purposes:
    Upon obama hi-jacking the WH, he gave a no-bid government contract to General Dynamics – for computer technology – in which the father of Bill Ayers is a board member of General Dynamics.

    Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn are the unrepentant domestic terrorists as members of the Weather Underground, known for their violent acts of bombings in the 1960/70’s, destroying state and federal buildings, bombing the Pentagon and Capitol – in their hatred for The USA as Soviet-Communist sympathizers.

    The apple does not fall far from the tree.

  8. FinaBiscotti | Oct 8, 2011 at 4:19 am |

    For documentation purposes:
    Upon obama hi-jacking the WH, he gave a no-bid government contract to General Dynamics – for computer technology – in which the father of Bill Ayers is a board member of General Dynamics.

    Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn are the unrepentant domestic terrorists as members of the Weather Underground, known for their violent acts of bombings in the 1960/70’s, destroying state and federal buildings, bombing the Pentagon and Capitol – in their hatred for The USA as Soviet-Communist sympathizers.

    The apple does not fall far from the tree.

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