Hackers claim to breach NATO security

Jul 21, 2011 By CASSANDRA VINOGRAD , Associated Press

A group of computer hackers on Thursday claimed to have breached NATO security and accessed hoards of restricted material.

The group called Anonymous said it would be "irresponsible" to publish most of the material it stole from NATO but that it is sitting on about 1 gigabyte of data.

Anonymous posted a PDF file on its Twitter page showing what appeared to be a document headed "NATO Restricted" and dated Aug. 27, 2007.

"Hi NATO," the group teased on Twitter. "Yes, we haz more of your delicious data," hinting that more would be released in the next few days.

A NATO official, who could not be named under standing rules, said the organization was aware that a had released what it claimed to be classified NATO documents on the Internet.

"NATO security experts are investigating these claims," the official said. "We strongly condemn any leak of classified documents, which can potentially endanger the security of NATO allies, armed forces and citizens."

Anonymous is a loosely organized group of hackers sympathetic to WikiLeaks. It has claimed responsibility for attacks against corporate and worldwide.

The group also claims credit for disrupting the websites of Visa and MasterCard in December when the credit card companies stopped processing donations to WikiLeaks and its founder, .

On Tuesday U.S. authorities announced 14 arrests in connection with December attacks on Internet payment service that were claimed by Anonymous. Two other Americans, four Dutch nationals and one Briton were arrested on suspicion of participating in other attacks against companies and organizations, U.S. authorities said.

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frajo
3.7 / 5 (3) Jul 21, 2011
"We strongly condemn any leak of classified documents, which can potentially endanger the security of NATO allies, armed forces and citizens."

The NATO endangers - not just potentially - the lives and the security of innocent civilians everywhere on this planet. They disparage their innocent victims as "collateral damages". They help antidemocratic dictators (Bahrain; German tanks for Saudis) and help antidemocratic criminals (the "rebels" in Libya).
They permanently break the golden rule.
So what?
stealthc
2.8 / 5 (4) Jul 21, 2011
I don't condemn these leaks, I have high hopes more people will see just how rotten and fascist their government, NATO, the IMF, the UN, and all of these organizations really are. It's not "we, the people" anymore, it is "we, the corporations". corporations are a legal fiction, as defined by blacks law, and yet, these fictions are taking over every aspect of your life. You have no choice but to do business with these people if you want to live here on earth. How sad for humanity. Anonymous provides hope that these tyrants will get taken down.
StandingBear
1 / 5 (2) Jul 21, 2011
I see Daffy Godawfuldaffy's toady is here too. Rather imagine if Sad Damm Insane were still kikkin, he'd have his shills here too. Lets see, the Golden Rule...Daffy. style... Oh, that means it is right to blow up a jumbo jet full of innocent people just because they are not Islamics..in accordance with the Hadith about 'spoils'. Obviously one must be eating the same mushrooms as the United Nations commission that appointed heinous dictator ruled nations on international civil rights commissions.
On anoter note, maybe someday NATO and other governmental bodies will start prosecuting the Johnnies that recommend M$ Windoze to be used as the operating system of choice. Chinese have the source code for this and an army of hackers who know how to use it and its secret back doors to crack systems.....using 'front organizations' as fig leaves to cover their tracks. Knowing this, all use of windows by governments is really treasons against those governments.
Shelgeyr
not rated yet Jul 21, 2011
This really doesn't have the level of drama that a lot of the news articles seem to imply. I'll give you an example:

Scene 1: Setting - an American high school somewhere.
Outside, a group of boys are laughingly kicking around a hornet's nest. Inside, a group of boys are laughingly inviting reprisals from both publically and privately funded "black bag" hit teams.

Scene 2: Action Sequence
Nobody in the audience is surprised by the events in the action sequence, and are saved from boredom only due to the scene's brevity (resulting in favorable critiques contrasting it with the Matrix sequels).

Scene 3: Setting - the same American high school.
Outside, a slightly smaller and more cautious group of boys are laughingly kicking around a hornet's nest, but with longer run-ups and with those observing keeping a greater distance. Some wear band-aids. Occasionally a wisp of smoke drifts in from off-camera.

See? No drama. Too predictable.
Birnleitner
5 / 5 (1) Jul 22, 2011
Quick, Congress, enact loads of laws which restrict all of America because of what a few people do...wanna bet some govt types are gonna get rich off of this next wave of security implementations...we must have zero freedom because otherwise a terrorist might come steal our freedom...*eye roll*
Shelgeyr
not rated yet Jul 22, 2011
Birnleitner: The actions you "propose" (yes, I got the sarcasm, and agree with you regarding the eye roll) will, I fear, be considered a workable action plan by some of the more out-of-touch and/or power-mad in Congress. Unfortunately, that's a target rich environment.

Will such restrictions come to pass? Legislatively, probably not. Bureaucratically? Probably incrementally yes, moreso with each passing day. I wish I could write off that feeling as just "base conspiratorialism" lurking around the corner, but sadly I think history implies that they'll at least try. Don't let a good crisis go to waste!

Hopefully "incompetence" will triumph over "evil intent", and life will continue on as normal!
frajo
not rated yet Jul 23, 2011
Lets see, the Golden Rule...Daffy. style... Oh, that means it is right to blow up a jumbo jet full of innocent people just because they are not Islamics

Iran Air Flight 655 was a civilian jet airliner shot down by the U.S. Navy's guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes, killing all 290 passengers and crew aboard, including 66 children.
[Wikipedia]

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