Revealed: Fake Facebook Identity Used By Military Contractors Plotting To Hack Progressive Organizations

Posted on August 18, 2011

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Revealed: Fake Facebook Identity Used By Military Contractors Plotting To Hack Progressive Organizations | ThinkProgress. disgusting, yes.  Nothing new here… the united states government and their allied organizations have been infiltrating and keeping records of activists for years and years and years.

In presentations obtained by ThinkProgress from the e-mail dump detailing the tactics potentially used against progressives, HBGary Federal floated the idea of using “fake insider personas” to infiltrate left-leaning groups critical of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s policies. As HBGary Federal executive Aaron Barr described in several emails, his firm could work with partner companies Palantir and Berico Technologies to manipulate fakeonline identities, using networks like Facebook, to gain access to private information from his targets. Other presentations are more specific and describe efforts to use social media to hackcomputers and find vulnerabilities among even the families of people who work at organizations critical of the Chamber.

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