Anonymous claims it hacked into FBI conference call

The hacker group Anonymous is usually known for launching cyber attacks on web sites, occasionally defacing them with the group's messages and logos. Today, word got out that Anonymous can do much more. The BBC reports that Anonymous released the recording of a conference call between the FBI and UK police. Anonymous also released an email which contained the email addresses of all the people involved in the conference call.

The conversation, which reportedly happened on January 17, consisted of the two law enforcement groups discussing the subject of tracking hacker groups such as Anonymous.

The FBI confirmed in a statement that the conference call was in fact intercepted in some way, saying:

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.

So far the UK's Scotland Yard has yet to make a statement about the intercepted call. However, Reuters reports that London's Metropolitan Police did release a statement, saying, "At this stage no operational risks to the MPS have been identified; however, we continue to carry out a full assessment."

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