Anonymous Hacks Government Contractors IRC Federal, Claim Today #F*ckFBIFriday

    July 8, 2011
    Josh Wolford

Today another target was hit in the #AntiSec movement, as IT company IRC Federal was attacked by hacktivist group Anonymous.

IRC Federal is a government-contracted IT firm that, according to the Anonymous release, boats ties with the FBI, Army, Navy, NASA and The Department of Justice. They say that IRC Federal “brags about their multi-million dollar partnerships” so Anonymous “laid nuclear waste to their systems.” Indeed, on the pastebin release, a mushroom cloud graces the header.

So what were the spoils of their hack? Here’s what anonymous says on the release –

In their emails we found various contracts, development schematics, and internal documents for various government institutions including a proposal for the FBI to develop a “Special Identities Modernization (SIM) Project” to “reduce terrorist and criminal activity by protecting all records associated with trusted individuals and revealing the identities of those individuals who may pose serious risk to the United States and its allies”. We also found fingerprinting contracts for the DOJ, biometrics development for the military, and strategy contracts for the “National Nuclear Security Administration Nuclear Weapons Complex”.

Additionally we found login info to various VPNs and several Department of Energy login access panels that we are dumping *live* complete with some URLs to live ASP file browser and upload backdoors – let’s see how long it takes for them to remove it (don’t worry we’ll keep putting it back up until they pull the box ;D)

According to a tweet, this hack was part of #FuckFBIFriday

A wild release appears: | Dismantling | #FuckFBIFriday #AntiSec | Happy Hacker Independence Day! 2 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

The data dump can also be accessed on The Pirate Bay, with a torrent titled Fuck FBI Friday II: IRC Federal.

In the release, Anonymous has a personal message for the employees of IRC Federal. They tell them to “stop working for the oligarchy” if they “place any value on freedom.” They cite corporate and governmental greed and power abuse as well. They then quote Martin Luther King Jr. and say –

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetuate it.”

They also claim that they defaced the IRC Federal website, but as of the writing of this article, the site is actually down.