ddosecrets wikileakslike 1tbgreenbergwired: ALMOST TEN YEARS HAVE passed since the hacktivist collective Anonymous went on the offensive online, obtaining and exposing millions of sensitive documents from numerous US organizations. Now, amid the widespread protests in response to George Floyd’s murder, Anonymous has returned, bringing a dump of hundreds of gigabytes of internal communications and files from law enforcement.
The 269-gigabyte collection of police data, which includes emails, audio, video, and intelligence papers, was released by the leak-focused activist group Distributed Denial of Secrets over Juneteenth weekend.
The collection has more than a million files in all. Emma Best, the founder of DDOSecrets, tells WIRED that Anonymous—or at least a source self-representing as a member of that group, given that under Anonymous’ loose, leaderless structure, anyone can declare oneself a member—is where the stolen information originated.
Over the weekend, DDOSecrets, Anonymous, and protestors from all over the world started sifting through the documents to find candid internal memos outlining police efforts to monitor the activities of protesters. The documents also show how the police have characterized organizations like the Antifa movement.
Co-founder of DDOSecrets Emma Best sent a string of texts stating, “It’s the largest published hack of American law enforcement organizations.” The government’s response to the COVID and BLM protests is covered in detail, giving readers the closest look at the state, local, and federal agencies responsible for safeguarding the public.
A journalistic 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Distributed Denial of Secrets, is committed to facilitating unfettered data exchange in the public interest.
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Announcement: Public data server returns 2023-01-25 00:48:17
We are releasing the information for the first time since 2020.
Download the server at ddosecrets.com
Limited distribution: ODIN Intelligence (19 GB) 2023-01-22 01:55:32
According to Techcrunch, a contractor that provides services to law enforcement organizations had its website vandalized.
Limited availability: Fundaço Nacional de Artes (302 GB) 2023-01-14 15:55:43
Emails from 2011 to 2022 of Brazil’s national arts foundation, including the tumultuous Bolsonaro years. Funarte creates regulations to advance the arts.
Release: MSAB and Cellebrite (1.7 TB) (103 GB) 2023-01-14 02:34:43
An anonymous whistleblower has leaked Cellebrite’s phone forensics software and its documentation. In collaboration with Enlace Hacktivista.
Distributed Denial of Secrets Leaks
The London Office, a London-based company formation agent (formerly known as Formations House), and its affiliated businesses sent millions of emails, phone calls, and faxes to aid fraud throughout Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas.
Nadeem Khan, a British-Pakistani, launched Formations House in 2002.
In April 2014, the UK accuses Nadeem Khan of being involved in a €100 million fraud case.
The trial never held. In September 2015, Khan passed away at the age of 54.
According to reports, the Karachi Formations House office shut down in 2017 due to family conflicts following Nadeem’s passing that turned into a “feud” between his brothers and children.
The UK company inherits and carries on by Khan’s son Darius Khan and stepdaughter Charlotte Pawar.
A hacker claiming affiliation with Anonymous said to have sent Distributed Denial of Secrets the BlueLeaks material, which included 10 years’ worth of records from more than 200 police agencies and fusion centers. Police and FBI reports, bulletins, instructions, and technical details concerning surveillance methods and intelligence gathering are all included in the data. Several news outlets have used BlueLeaks data to publish stories about law enforcement tactics, such as the Black Lives Matter protesters’ counter-surveillance techniques.
A skewed analysis of the Antifa threat to law enforcement and concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic’s widespread mask use fooling facial recognition algorithms.
DDoSecrets has significantly struggled to maintain the BlueLeaks content available since the beginning. Late in June, in reaction to the disclosures, Twitter suspended the DDoSecrets account and mass-blocked links leading to the stolen dataset, making it difficult to distribute on the social media site. It was an incredibly drastic move for a firm that has previously let active electoral influence campaigns like DCLeaks and ties to extremist content remain online. The DDoSecrets server that housed the BlueLeaks data confiscated by German police last month, effectively shutting down the organization’s online repository of the documents. At the request of American officials, the seizure carried out.
DDosecrets – Twitter
The @DDoSecrets Twitter account permanently suspended today, according to a Twitter spokeswoman, for breaking the company’s rules on sharing links to stolen data from US law enforcement agencies.
The DDoSecrets account belongs to an activist group, Distributed Denial of Secrets, before the ban, which implemented earlier today.
The group released 269 GB of data on Friday of last week, claiming to have obtained it via the Anonymous hacker collective.
Millions of papers taken from a Texas company called Netsential, which hosted the websites of different US law enforcement agencies. They included data dump known as BlueLeaks.
The BlueLeaks data dump found to have files from more than 200 US police agencies, fusion centers, and other law enforcement training and support websites, according to research.
The massive data breach, which exposes more than ten years’ worth of private papers regarding how US police operated and educated employees, regarded as the biggest in the history of US law enforcement.
The DDoSecrets online page hosted the BlueLeaks files, which also widely publicized and promoted on Twitter.
Wikileaks Net Worth
The U.S. has charged Julian Assange with 17 counts of espionage in connection with WikiLeaks’ disclosure of classified military information ten years ago.
From 2012 to 2019, he resided in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Since his incarceration last year, Assange has received $400,000 in Bitcoin donations.
Review Greenberg Wired in 1TB Data Dump from Wikileaks-Like Site DDoSecrets.