HBGary Was Owned By a Sixteen-Year-Old Girl
By on March 17th, 2011

HBGary, the much talked about mastermind behind government funded rootkit projects was hacked and defaced by Anonymous, the most notorious faction on the Internet. This defacement was a result of an arrogant claim of knowing the identities of Anonymous members, as made by Greg Hoglund.
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It has recently come to light that one of the people involved in Anonymous is actually a girl, in her teens and working in a salon part time. This is a matter of utmost shame for the organization that once claimed to have developed a rootkit, which goes undetected by any Antivirus.

Forbes had an exclusive with Kayla, the girl in question. She is extremely secretive about her identities and takes the utmost care to clean her tracks. These facts will outline how seriously she takes her security and privacy.

With just half a dozen close friends online, she has a strict regimen to remain invisible on the web. Each night she wipes every one of her web accounts and deletes every email in her inbox. She has no physical hard drive and boots her computer from a microSD card. I could hide this card anywhere or chew into a million pieces in a few seconds,she says by e-mail. She keeps her operating system on a USB stick and uses a virtual machine (VM) to carry out her online shenanigans.

This same girl Kayla, is also said to have hacked the 4chan forum once with SQL injection. In case you were not following recent news, 4chan is the abode of all Anonymous members.

 

 

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  • http://www.techsavys.info Ravi Shankar

    Thats really awesome, only 16 years old but a geek, you inspired me Kayla.
    about HBGray thats really shameful.

  • Ron

    On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog. Or whether you’re a guy saying you’re a girl so as to increase HBGary’s humiliation. Anyway, her “strict regimen to remain invisible” sounds like a crock of sh*t.

  • Reality Check

    You seem to take a sexist stance in pointing out that the hack was not by a hacker but by someone who was “actually a girl” and that this fact should cause “utmost shame.”

  • http://www.myspace.com/luckyfrog12 Xavier

    Does it matter if she is a girl? I thought anyone could use a computer this century.
    And how is that a shame? Hacking is hacking it really doesn’t matter who does it, 16 year old girl or 42 year old man either way they chose to do it so why push the hard feelings off of her?

    • http://www.techarraz.com Chinmoy Kanjilal

      I am sorry if I sounded sexist there in the post, but the idea of a sixteen year old girl hacking into HBgary is way more exciting than the same stunt pulled off by a sixteen year old boy. What do you think? Most hackers all over the world who take the spotlight are men (except for the hot Russian hacker), and I wrote this article to let people know how things are changing.

  • ANYMS

    Article is truthful and Ravi Shankar don’t troll . Never Speak on your actions or plans unless you have already dealt with them. ANYNMS

 
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