Social media zombies: HBGary, USAF and the government

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HBGary ownage has probably been the most prominent example of complete take over carried out by hackers in the Internet history. Not just for the data leakage in itself, but for the type of highly confidential and embarrassing data uncovered that caused the resignation of the CEO, Aaron Barr and an unrecoverable bad reputation for the whole company. Unless you have been in North pole without Internet in the past couple of months, you’ve already heard of how the Anonymous group, the group of hacker defending the Wiki Leaks cause, had infiltrated HBGary’s CEO email and posted most of his conversation on the Internet (among the other things). In the number of embarrassing relationships and secret projects between HBGary and US government agencies, there is one project that is yet to be uncovered. This project is about creating personas management software to be used on social networks. Personas, according to....

April 6, 2011
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