Barrett Brown Indictment released today. Brown was arrested for what seems to be threatening law enforcement agents. (Allegedly of course) Be careful what you ask for because in Barrett’s case…he got it. By use of his Twitter account he finally lost it and transformed into the ultimate internet tough guy; invited law enforcement to come get him. They did. Viewable online via DocStoc HERE (or by clicking the picture below)
If its your first time here check the Barrett Brown category. I have a unique experience with this jerk from him threatening to turn my life upside down, calling him out for associating with a known loser/wannabe law enforcement, him accusing me of hacking his Skype chats and posting them on Youtube, and more! Barrett didnt get away with threatening me and he shouldve learned his lesson. Instead he became more confident and threatened law enforcement. Enjoy prison.
Note to Barrett: The arrests for the threats were just to get you into custody. Now they will write up the indictments for the more serious charges they really wanted to put on you. Since you were a flight risk they took the opportunity to eliminate that variable in order to ensure full prosecution; convictions or even accepting a plea deal is always easier for the prosecuting attorney when the defendant is in custody.
On Wednesday April 18 I finally talked to Barrett Brown on the phone. I had been trying to talk to him for some time ever since he made a lame threat to me over twitter. But he had a different reason for calling me which I will be addressing in the next installment tomorrow. For today we are going to address the reason for my call, the three times he lied to me (and I caught him), and the blind faith he has in someone he admitted to trusting and receiving information from. First, the internet tough guy tweet.
So what caused this? It was a post I did entitled “Tutorial: How to Expose an ‘Anonymiss'”. There are two disclaimers in the post clearly saying the person is most likely not involved in the “Anonymiss” faction of “Anonymous”.I asked Brown at the beginning of the call if he read the post before making the above tweet. He said “yes”. Then later I asked why he would send out a threat like that when I clearly said I wasn’t targeting any real member of Anon. Then I asked him again if he had read the post before making that tweet and he said “no, not really.” His excuse for that was that he said that at the beginning of the call when he thought we were “bullshitting each other”. But I had already answered his questions honestly and I will address that tomorrow. Barrett Brown can’t Google. Seriously.
I am not targeting any real member of Anon or an of those who are the real Anonymiss. I am targeting the political hacks, the paid political operatives, who were such cowards that they decided to use illegal means to intimidate their political opponents and used YOUR good name to hide behind. I am talking about people like Neal Rauhauser…
The sharp anons have picked up on his fake profiles and his lame attempts to co-opt Anon and labeled him as COINTELPRO and called him out. Congrats, you were spot on.
Barrett and I had had two tiffs on twitter; this being one of them. In our prior engagement we ended the conversation agreeing to disagree but I had also warned him that he was surrounding himself with people that may be a problem later on. Like Neal Rauhauser. At the end of the conversation he said “Ok, thanks.” regarding the heads up.
Rauhauser, who spends most of his life creating fake online personas, had claimed to be a member of Infraguard and also working with the FBI. I told this to Brown on the phone. He told me that Rauhauser was never a member of Infraguard nor did he ever claim to be working with the FBI. Brown said that Rauhauser was someone that he “trusted” and ultimately used him to feed him a lot of information.
Since Rauhauser is such a controversial figure in the blogosphere many people follow his every move. They screen cap everything he posts and freezepage it as well.
On April 7 I sent a tweet to Rauhauser. The shortened link was to the Google search for “Delete Everything”, which he was in the process of doing. One of those things might have been his Infraguard resignation later; hard to know because he has made the blog private now.
Rauhauser Infraguard Resignation Letter
In March of this year Rauhausers blog nealrauhauser.wordpress.com had a post entitled “Farewell Infraguard” where he posts the emails confirming Infraguard has honored his request and then he gives his reasoning. Screen caps of that post below. So how did Barrett Brown not know this? Or did he know this and is trying to convince himself and others that he wouldn’t let and Infraguard member into his circle? Actually, I’m just taking it as another lie that Brown told me. He cant help it.
I dislike Barrett Brown. But I dislike Rauhauser even more. And this is not a slam on Rauhauser either. (Thats not even a challenge). But I have friends involved in Anonymous that go back way before Brown ever appeared. And while LulzSec was running around ALL of the old schoolers told me they were staying clear of them and that this was not what Anonymous was about. I’ve even made a point to Rauhauser and his friends who were trying to create an up-swell in Anonymous to go after me. My response to them was [sic] “Ever wonder why you cant get anyone to get behind you and come after me.” Its because every time that happened I was in chats with the old school guys laughing about it.
So much came out of this phone call and this is going to be a multiple part series addressing each…and I promise tomorrow will be just as fun…FBI Stuff :)
Oh, one more thing. Remember above (in italics) when I said OWS and Anonymous had already called out Rauhauser as COINTELPRO? That was under the Twitter handle @AnonyOps that he was using. Here is the video that originally appeared addressing this on Occupy Wall Street TV. Your turn Mr. Brown. You can now explain to Anonymous why you not only ignored the warnings I was sending to you but adamantly defended and lied about this persons interactions with Infraguard.
“On Wednesday, April 18, at approximately 16:00 Eastern Time, U.S. Federal authorities removed a server from a colocation facility shared by Riseup Networks and May First/People Link in New York City. The seized server was operated by the European Counter Network (“ECN”), the oldest independent internet service provider in Europe, who, among many other things, provided an anonymous remailer service, Mixmaster, that was the target of an FBI investigation into the bomb threats against the University of Pittsburgh.”
See, without the help from Anonymous, the Occupy movement would not have gotten off the ground. This is why the creators went to Anonymous first. Then a funny thing happened-they (Anonymous) kept breaking the law. Now the two groups are one in the same in the eyes of investigators. And since everyone was “anonymous” they had to treat everyone in the groups as a potential suspect. Nice job guys.
Rule 1# in Fed seizures: Come up with a good enough excuse to seize something even though you are looking for something else. Solving the bomb threats is plausible and noble. But I know what they are looking for…
In Andrew Breitbarts last interview he specifically cited the Occupy’s involvement with Michael Moore and also Anonymous. This wasnt a mystery. The troubling aspect was that activists had turn to the technique of SWAT’ing their opponents to silence them. Breitbart specifically makes reference to an incident in New Jersey as well as another California involving a District Attorney. So we are going to take this one at a time. First, Michael and the Occupy Movement came in the middle of the criminal activity. But here is a post from the Riseup mailing lists for posterity. Then below we will get to the meat of this.
Date: Tue Feb 28 01:14:49 EST 2012 From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [occupy_antisuppression] Anonymous re-tweets, MichaelMoore.com posts To: email@example.com
MichaelMoore.com just put an alert at the top of the site:
DO SOMETHING Tuesday:
Stand with Occupy!
Join rallies against police suppression of OCCUPY at 4:00 PM
local time in New York City, Chicago, Houston, Cleveland,
Minneapolis/St. Paul and Hollywood
with a link.
Anonymous tweeted to its 540K followers, including a link to the youtube
on dontsuppressows.org. Which is good!
Anonymous @AnonySwingRT YourAnonNews : #DontSuppressOWS rallies nationwide on Feb 28 |
is.gd/B8axRV | VIDEO: youtu.be/2xMxzGEDQh4 | Follow hash #F28 ...
Or just look at the Occupy Olympia contact page-points right to Riseup. occupyolympia[dot]org/contact
The Michael Moore angle is not relevant to the seizure. The point that I am trying to make is that law enforcement was already closing in. (And we have seen a good number of arrests already) Too many victims and the crimes were getting serious. i.e. the SWATtings, the bitcoin heist, the hacks of databases, releasing personal and sensitive information, and the money trail (Stay tuned for details on that)
Andrew Breitbart Last Interview on Hugh HewittListen to the audio. In the last minutes of the show Andrew describes the conundrum; how he has become a priority target of the group. One blog that has published all the details about their SWATTing, and Breitbart makes specific reference to is Crying Wolfe
So back to my original point. A few bad anonymous apples increased the scope of the investigation. Now everyone is a target. If they solve the bomb threats, good for them. But investigators and prosecutors we’rent really after Al Capone for tax evasion. BUt now Riseup, who was really nothing more than a group of activists got pulled in. That sucks for them and I guarantee 99.9% of the people involved in Riseup had nothing to do with any of the crimes that were committed; including the convenient excuse of needing to track down these bomb threats. But again, thats an excuse. They want to track down the crimes that actually happened
My point proven further into the press release:
“We sympathize with the University of Pittsburgh community who have had to deal with this frightening disruption for weeks. We oppose such threatening actions. However, taking this server won’t stop these bomb threats. The only effect it has is to also disrupt e-mail and websites for thousands of unrelated people,” continues Mr. Theriot-Orr. “Furthermore, the network of anonymous remailers that exists is not harmed by taking this machine. So we cannot help but wonder why such drastic action was taken when authorities knew that the server contained no useful information that would help in their investigation.”
“Frightening”, and “oppose such threatening actions”. Yeah…how do you think Crying Wolfe felt when he was dragged out of his house at gun point by police for retweeting something?
End Note: Barrett Brown is being a punk again; he cant help it. I’ll be addressing this later today.
The example below of the transcripts for #HQ show that these characters though, are a little high on themselves after the hack on HBG… And you know what happens when you don’t pay attention to the hubris factor. You get cocky and you get burned. As you can see below, some of them are at least nervous about being popped or infiltrated.. Those would be the smart ones… –Krypt3ia
Almost missed this one. On 3/20 Krypt3ia put up a great post entitled “Anonymous #HQ: Inside The Anonymous Secret War Room” Featured are some of the chat logs in between the now well known “Sabu” and “Topiary” with the other squishy players as well like Lauralei (a trap)
No further analysis is needed from me on this matter. Just go check it out for yourself and remember from my earlier post of transcripts. Now there are serious questions now about money laundering and the recipients of said stolen (hacked) money; which they speak openly about in their chats. If you missed that check it out here and stay tuned for some great updates on that topic (*cough* labor unions)
Bonus Below: Anonymous clears th3j35t3r’s name in accusations related to child pornography
The Anonymous that I knew seemed to come back after major setbacks over the past year or so. They were back in business fighting the good fight against those who provide and protect child pornography online. #OpDarknet was focused on finding, exposing, and shutting down the facilitators behind the child pornography rings. Tremendous success was achieved in the early hours of the operation. But naturally the pedophiles came back and reestablished themselves. As the operation continued details were revealed by Anonymous that pointed towards TOR’s Mike Perry as potentially being involved in helping protect pedophiles and helping them remain online. Seriously. Whoa.
Freedom Hosting Targeted
From the first days of Anonymous’ #OpDarknet one of the main targets was Freedom Hosting. In the PasteBin document entitled To Catch A Predator the group takes credit for successfully targeting “40+ CP [child pornography] sites for over 24 hours”. This caused the administrator of Lolita City, according to Anonymous, to come into the IRC chat #anonops and stick around to throw a few threats out. Using the name “pedolover” the site administrator claims that he is “bank-rolled” by the Russian Mob and that he was going to “fuck you up” in regards to those attacking Lolita City. Within two hours Freedom Hosting was back up and running. Furthermore they were able to identify the method of attack being used by Anonymous members and effectively blocked them. Shit. According to Anonymous the link between Lolita City and Freedom Hosting became more clear. Either Lolita City has a special relationship with Freedom Hosting or the site administrator for Lolita City (who came into the IRC chat) was directly linked to Lolita City. But then…
TOR’s Mike Perry and the Freedom Host Connection
Anonymous switched gears and does what they do best; flank the target. Three days ago on October 29 the group released the results of their investigation into Freedom Hosting. The document entitled “Pedo hunt trophies, Bear Rugs for Mike Perry” is nothing short of troubling and severely disturbing even when broken into bullet points if true. According to their release “pedos were able to regroup and rebuild Lolita City and Freedom Hosting within a week.” Acting as veteran tacticians the group allowed certain press outlets run with the story that Lolita City and Freedom Hosting had in fact not been hacked. Then at just the right time they released their “secret treasure”; additional information revealing one potential operator behind the child pornography ring.
This treasure is an amalgamation of social engineering and digital investigative research. It begins with a fake attorney operating a “shell” company and ends up at TOR Foundation’s Mike Perry. At this point my commentary on this topic cannot do justice to the release. The reader now must read the above link to “Pedo hunt trophies, Bear Rugs for Mike Perry” linked above in order to draw their own hypothesis and conclusion. The evidence is quite troubling. From Perry’s association to Freedom Hosting to his own admission of living a “double life”. The profile of the man becomes even more curious when the reader learns that Perry, as active as he is behind the scenes of the internet, refuses to have any social network profiles. As a matter of fact he is adamantly opposed to having those profiles. No FaceBook, no Twitter, no Myspace, nothing. Mike Perry was a ghost. I should probably stress “was”.
Bonus: th3j35t3r’s Name Gets Cleared by Anonymous
I wont waste too much time on this since everyone knew it was bullshit from the start. Not too long ago the worlds second biggest loser John Tiessen tried to grab onto Anonymous and claimed he had proof that th3j35t3r was a pedophile. As it turned out Tiessen himself was actually the pedophile. Doh! Read the entertaining and wonderfully ironic back story HERE. Plus there has been a new trend of middle-aged losers trying to gain the approval of Anonymous (ehhh hemm Neal Rauhauser)
Now #OpDarknet has also confirmed that th3j35t3r was not involved (duh) in anything related to child pornography and is not involved in their operation in any way, shape, or form. You can read #OpDarknet official release on the matter HERE.