The hacktivist group Anonymous announced very early Friday that they had hacked ManTech, the company which provides security for the FBI and NATO, and planned to release over 500 megabytes of data.
Anonymous (@AnonymousIRC) tweeted that ManTech, which last year won a 100 Million dollar contract to provide the FBI with cyber security services, had been “owned.” Anonymous released a PDF document via PDFCast which detailed deployment of personel for the NATO Communication and Information Systems Services Agency (the NCSA). This comes roughly a week after Anonymous hacked the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and Anonymous made sure to point out to NATO that “this was your leak.”
Anonymous has been busy in the past few days, organizing a boycott of PayPal in response to the 14 arrests that occurred earlier this month with Lulz Security (@LulzSec) hacked PayPal. Plans to release a large amount of leaked documents Friday were apparently in the works for a large amount of time. Anonymous has declared this Friday “F— FBI Friday,” marked by the hashtag #FFF, a parody of Twitter’s Follow Friday (#FF).
Anonymous additionally released an unclassified NATO document concerning the contract between NATO and ManTech, for which ManTech was paid $129,966, and an image which showed over 20,000 kilobytes of NATO data stored on a computer, including income and workforce data, army plans, and projects from 2005.
It is still unclear how much of this data Anonymous intends to release, since they stated two weeks ago that they would not release most of the data that they had acquired, because that would be “irresponsible.”