Hackers hacked police this time. A phone call between FBI and Scotland Yard has been hacked by Anonymous, a group of hackers. This news is confirmed by FBI itself.
The call is of 17 minutes and both of the investigation agency were discussing the matter of how to reduce hacking activities. On that call they’ve planned the dates of arresting suspected hackers. FBI said in its statement that:
The information was intended for law enforcement officers only and was illegally obtained. A criminal investigation is under way to identify and hold accountable those responsible.
The authorities further said that this call took place last month and they are amazed that how Anonymous manage to obtain the recordings.
Details of This Incident
According to the alleged leaked email, the 17-minute phone call took place on 17 January. The recording features the voices of about five men, apparently speaking from London, Los Angeles and Washington.
They begins with light-hearted conversation but move on to discussing the names of some of the people being tracked and their plans for legal action.
The online pseudonyms of suspects are included in the recording, but some of the real names appear to have been bleeped out.
Among those discussed are several British men accused of being behind cyber attacks in the US and UK, including Jake Davis and Ryan Cleary who were arrested last year.
The British detectives discuss delaying some arrests while US investigations are being carried out.
The police also refer to a 15-year-old who claims to have been behind an attack on online gaming site Steam last year, where the identities and credit card details of tens of thousands of users were accessed.
“He’s a 15-year-old who’s basically just doing this all for attention,” says the British detective.