There are red faces at the FBI today and on their colleagues across the water in London, Scotland Yard, after it emerged that hacker collective Anonymous intercepted and published a conference call between the two agencies on YouTube.
The 17-minute call contained important information, such as arrest dates and evidence. Anonymous also published the email addresses of the officers on the call.
The call mentioned the case of Ryan Cleary who was arrested in June for being involved in the LulzSec hacker collective, as well as the activities of another hacker group, CSLSec.
It is understood an Anonymous hacker gained access to the call after hacking into an FBI agent’s email.
The call begins with officers joking about Sheffield and McDonalds before they begin discussing the hacking activities.
The incident is the latest in an increasing spate of cyber attacks by Anonymous.
Yesterday, it emerged that the hacker group managed to launch a massive attack that temporarily blocked the websites of the US Department of Justice, the FBI, the Copyright Office, the Motion Picture Association and the Recording Industry Association of America in retaliation for the closure of Megaupload.com.