February, 3 2012
The hacking collective Anonymous managed to listen in on a conference call between the FBI and Scotland Yard as the law enforcement officers were discussing anti-hacking operations, the FBI admitted today.
Calling it “OpInfiltration,” Anonymous members were allegedly able to steal a personal email which included instructions for dialing into the Jan. 17 private call. Today the group published a recording of the call — which discussed the timing of planned arrests and identities of suspected hackers — as well as the email addresses of the officials on it.
In the call, a Scotland Yard official discusses a few suspected hackers in particular, including a 15-year-old that the official calls “an idiot” and another that’s “just a pain in the bum.”