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FBI nabs Anon who leaked phone call

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Earlier this year a member of Anonymous managed to get into a conference call with the FBI and UK law enforcement officials, a call that they recorded and later leaked. As the FBI promised the hacker has been caught and details on how the hack was performed have come to light.

The young hacker who penetrated the conference call, who has been identified as 19-year-old Donncha O’Cearrbhail, has been arrested for the breach as part of a larger operation that was made possible when the FBI caught and turned LulzSec leader ‘Sabu’ (28-year-old Hector Xavier Monsegur, from New York). Several other Anonymous and LulzSec members have been arrested for various hacks according to the FBI.

The FBI also detailed how the young hacker got access the the conference call that was released in early February.

In January 2012, O’CEARRBHAIL hacked into the personal e-mail account of an officer with Ireland’s national police service, the An Garda Siochana (the “Garda”). Because the Garda officer had forwarded work e-mails to a personal account, O’CEARRBHAIL learned information about how to access a conference call that the Garda, the FBI, and other law enforcement agencies were planning to hold on January 17, 2012 regarding international investigations of Anonymous and other hacking groups. O’CEARRBHAIL then accessed and secretly recorded the January 17 international law enforcement conference call, and then disseminated the illegally-obtained recording to others.”


Source : Ars Technica

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  • Brendon Bosch

    Well then i guess that hack didnt prevent them from getting caught. Silly monkeys

  • Slim

    Hacking Has Become Such A Norm Nothing Overwhelms Us Anymore. When Same Hackers Are Caught

    Its Soon To Be A Norm Of: Aaah Been There,Got Caught & They (WE) Found out,ouch!

  • Zhameer

    One stupid mistake

  • z00bear

    He reached a high while recording, now is down the other way after being caught.
    And the point of releasing that call is totally nullified.

  • CollBerry

    I agree with Brendon Bosch…
    Maybe its not the real hackers and the FBI want to save face and just got a fall guy…you never know.
    If its the real guys its just a cool status for them…Got caught by FBI for hacking.