A Pastebin document reveals that as part of their operation against the FBI the hackers intercepted an email sent from the email address of an FBI agent to law enforcement officials from the UK Police and other members of the Bureau, informing them on a phone conference that takes place on January 17, 2012.
“A conference call is planned for next Tuesday (January 17, 2012) to discuss the on-going investigations related to Anonymous, Lulzsec, Antisec, and other associated splinter groups. The conference call was moved to Tuesday due to a US holiday on Monday,” reads the email entitled Anon-Lulz International Coordination Call.
A YouTube video and a number of recordings released online reveal that the agents began their conference with some small talk, after which they move on to discuss interviews with suspects and the court appearances of Ryan Cleary and Jake Davis, formerly identified hackers.
The hackers known as Kayla and T-Flow are also mentioned in the discussions. Besides them, the UK officers also mention TWongZ who appears to be a 15-year-old student who apparently gave a statement admitting to breach STEAM, leaking information and credit card details.
While the call recording certainly looks genuine, it wouldn’t be the first time Anonymous hackers forged a piece of information that’s allegedly stolen from the FBI. Back in September 2011, they forged up a document that was supposedly obtained from the FBI, containing detailed descriptions of the group’s members.
Of course, if once Anonymous was a hacktivist collective with leaders and clearly established members, now Anonymous became an ideal and hackers around the world who fight against injustices began using the name.