Hackers (Anonymous Lulzsec et al.)

5:37pm

Wed February 16, 2011
Technology

E-mails Hacked By 'Anonymous' Raise Concerns

Late last year, activists attacked websites belonging to companies that refused to do business with WikiLeaks, an online group that has disclosed classified U.S. government documents.

When the activists, who called themselves Anonymous, found out it was being investigated by the Internet security company HBGary Federal, it hacked the company's servers and stole thousands of private e-mails. And then it dumped them onto the Internet.

It was an embarrassment for the security company to get hacked — but the content of some of those e-mails is raising concerns.

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