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Going Dark Very Soon

I have decided that, after fighting a long and tiring battle that has come to an end, I will be taking this blog down forever.

Thanks for all the support and kind words about this blog and for allowing me to get my side of the story out there.

Sound Familiar?

http://www.reddit.com/r/WikiLeaks/comments/h16z6/someone_apparently_tried_to_set_me_up_via_a_false/c1rwe5a

Certain Keywords Give Him Away

Please to remove hand from pants and close 4chan Yuri board before reading our humble comment.

We did this. We’ll do another, similar one soon. Maybe Sunday. Maybe next week. We act where and when we choose.

This operation has thus far been both flawless AND a roaring success.

Flawless:

Who the fuck did this? Nobody knows. No faggotry, no registered domain that can be attacked, just a Twitter account created with a temporary email account and accessed via an anonymous service. You can Google that shit till your fingers bleed, it means nothing. Torrent seed source means nothing, torrent seed distribution methods were a muddle, torrent content had 800+ seeds when we stopped paying attention.

The targets now have a MASSIVE security problem.

A serious recon tool was applied to their domains. What else might a source this disciplined have done? Gotta assume the worst – guess they are planning to or already have spearfished multiple targets in and around each domain. We didn’t, of course, but given the level of attention this will bring someone less upstanding than us will have a go at it.

The documents were public domain. We didn’t slip anything secret into the mix. We didn’t edit anything. The contents went straight from Foca’s search function into a directory with the Foca project file, they got wrapped up in TrueCrypt, and seeded. This is still a DISASTER for them, because we put one tiny roadblock between netroots activists and union organizers. Enough of them have already sorted out how to mount a TrueCrypt file and they’ve got 1,800 documents all in one place. People who would never have dug through those sites manually are now reading item by item, and they’re going to find things those organizations NEVER wanted the world to know.

Roaring Success:

Massive DailyKos and Reddit coverage. Articles popping up in the online trade press. Print journalism nosing around to find out if this is a story. If our second release is as successful as the first they will have no choice but to cover this series of events.

People who would have never used TrueCrypt now have it and see how simple it is. Foca has a steep learning curve for full application, but a researcher who just wants all documents from a given domain? That’s trivial. If 800 people got the full download and just 1% of them give up Farmville and start playing Foca instead that’s a permanent nightmare for the three targets AND every other entity like them.

Three domains with 1,800 documents, almost all of which need metadata scrubbing. Dozens of content producers not hip to creating public data that has had the private stuff scrubbed. Servers both public and private as well as all desktop/laptops are now suspect due to broad coverage of what might have been an intense recon operation. How much is it going to cost them to ensure they’re safe? Security consultants, audits of everything, burdensome new procedures, staff training, expensive software updates.

The technology used is simple, we committed no crimes in this matter, but we have turned a million candlepower spotlight on these three entities at a time when the policies they conceived are getting governors recalled in more than one state. This is attention they could ill afford if the world was otherwise quiet. It is not.

Massive Anonymous bonus points accrued – put Barrett Brown to work but he has no idea who we are. Didn’t show up in IRC, ignored tinychat bait, no phone numbers, no email, just one dead end Twitter account that’ll get deleted within a week at the very most.

And namefags, famefags, ircfags, etc are all butthurt and claiming we’re not really Anonymous because, well, we’re *anonymous*.

Ironic lulz are ironic.

Sounds like someone’s admitting to something. Huh Cory?

The Best ARG Neal Post Ever!

“I don’t think this is an ARG. I think this person is genuinely crazy”

They are, of course, speaking about Neal Rauhauser bringing his unique brand of crazy to an ARG ( Alternate Reality Game) forum. It spews the usual line of nonsense, including crimes that even we didn’t know we were guilty of at the time.

Still not imprisoned for, either.

Alternate reality? Neal? Hrmph……

Enjoy.


 

Flashback: Neal Says–” Gosh, Who Do You Think Is Filling Weiner In ON All Of This”?


The Dirty II : The “Changed” Weiner Hasn’t “Changed” At All

Quoth  The Anonymous Woman ( not a Neal-Freak in a mask) Credit to TheDirty.com

I just want to clarify that although I was 22 and technically an adult, I was obviously immature and I acted irresponsibly. I realize my correspondence with Mr. Anthony Weiner was a huge mistake and I am embarrassed by it. But the facts are the facts, and he’s running for mayor of NYC so I felt I should get my story out there.

I have no reason to lie. I don’t want the attention or I wouldn’t have kept my anonymity. I didn’t get paid for anything. I quite literally have nothing to gain from this.

Some people have doubts about the facebook page he used to talk to me in the beginning, before switching to facebook/formspring/phone calls — It’s his personal account. It’s linked to his wife’s account. It’s deactivated at the moment because of the campaign. Aside from the fact that I know many people in the political realm who have verified that it’s his account, I also know from our phone calls.

And to be totally clear, I did not sleep with him or receive any funds from him. I’ve seen comments stating otherwise and they are all totally false. I think it’s important to reiterate the fact that all of this happened with him after his first scandal, so all of his campaign promises about being a changed man are absolute lies.

Flashback: Neal Rauhauser Does Protective Work For An NGO Volunteer

The question is, who protects them from Neal?

Questions arise:

Would the FBI agent be so annoyed that he’d wait until Monday?

Once again, Neal goes on a public message board to ask for “Help”, and not pursuing the matter through the proper authorities….If the FBI knew, why wouldn’t their star witnesses’ word be enough for them to act?

He “has concerns for this person’s safety”? But publicly airs his concerns? Inviting more people, if indeed he truly is concerned, to follow his information?


The response to Neal:

From: Bob Snyder
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 03:18:21 -0400


On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 12:56 AM, N Rauhauser gmail com> wrote:
 I do some protective service work, one client is the head of a Washington
D.C. NGO that faced a credible death threat last month. Tonight I received
information that the source of this threat traced one of the NGO's
volunteers to her home address via Comcast IP, and the location is a
relatively short drive away from a man who was arrested last month for
criminal harassment almost five hundred miles from his home. I have some genuine concerns for the physical safety of this Comcast
customer, and I'd like to talk to someone immediately. We've got an annoyed
FBI agent who will confirm the back story on this Monday, but the subjects
know they're under some sort of investigation and I'm afraid of what might
happen if further info leaks over the weekend.
Then your FBI agent should probably go through the channels
(http://security.comcast.net/get-help/contact-comcast-security.aspx)
they have to speak to Comcast, especially if it involves a threat to
life and safety. Asking on NANOG for a Comcast contact to give you
customer information (which is what it seems like you're asking for)
probably isn't going to help and makes it look more like you're trying
to social engineer some information than trying to help someone.

Bob

 


Neal Rauhauser Protects His Tweets

Why? Surely not because of others tweeting and causing his reputation to be soiled?

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