Sep 16, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
(THE DAILY CALLER) Barrett Brown, commonly known as the public face of the underground hacking group Anonymous, sent a furious email to The Daily Caller just hours before the FBI raided his home and arrested him late Wednesday evening for threatening an FBI agent on YouTube.
The FBI told The Daily Caller that it would not confirm any details about the raid, which was caught on camera while Brown and his girlfriend talked in an online video chat.
Brown emailed TheDC only several hours prior to the raid to draw attention to his most recent activities.
“Yesterday began releasing revelations from stolen e-mails and other research on Holder/HBGary/Endgame Systems conspiracy against myself and potentially other activists associated with the transparency movement,” he wrote to TheDC late Wednesday afternoon.
HB Gary Federal was a federal cybersecurity contracting company subject to a major hack by Anonymous in early 2011, after the company’s former CEO Aaron Barr claimed he had infiltrated Anonymous and discovered the group’s leadership.
In retaliation, Anonymous breached HB Gary Federal and HB Gary, Inc.’s site, copied tens of thousands of emails and documents, and published them online. Anonymous also took over Barr’s Twitter account.
The emails, according to Anonymous, revealed a conspiracy orchestrated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to hire Barr and HB Gary Federal to spy on its enemies. The Chamber has denied the allegation, but other companies implicated in the emails severed ties with HB Gary Federal. The hack also sparked a Congressional investigation.