Anonymous Taps FBI Call

Hack indicates that hackers have access to bureau's email
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2012 11:17 AM CST

Anonymous thumbed its nose at the FBI today, posting a 16-minute recording of a recent conference call between its cybercrime investigators and their counterparts at Scotland Yard. The conversation isn't heavy on revelations or details, but the fact that Anonymous released it indicates that the hackers have access to FBI emails—indeed, they even posted the email containing the conference call's login information online, the Atlantic reports.

The group then gloated via Twitter that it has been "able to continuously read [the FBI's] internal comms for some time now," according to the AP. The FBI says the call "was intended for law enforcement officers only," and that a criminal investigation is in the works to find whoever hacked it. In the call itself, the officers touch lightly on the hackers they've already apprehended and those they're pursuing, including someone called "Tehwongz" who may have hacked Steam, making off with 30,000 logins. (Read more Anonymous stories.)

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