Barrett Brown’s Project PM “echelon2” Wiki page provides a look inside e-mails “gleaned” from the HBGary “hack.” Recently, a page about Endgame Systems, a business with connections to HBGary, was removed from the top spot on Google. A paranoid and apopleptic Barrett Brown insists that this is a part of a massive government cover up with political motivations. However, there is probably a more logical solution.
The page in question, which has been stricken from Google, contains a link to this document. Be forewarned: This link contains the names, addresses, and home phone numbers of people who have done nothing more than be born into the same family as a person who works for Endgame Systems. As a footnote to a highly charged political rant, lacking all semblance of journalistic or academic standards, the context is clearly malicious. While it’s not illegal to publish publicly available records, using the information as part of an implied threat is highly questionable.
It would be one thing if this was an isolated incident, but Brown has a long record of employing these same scare tactics, even personally making threatening phone calls to his enemies. Brown’s called me a “moralfag” for my criticism of him and Anonymous, an insult which is as equally homophobic as it is misanthropic. Superior ethics and morals are what give activists their foothold in public discourse, and Brown can’t seem to understand this.
Sadly, Brown can’t even take what he dishes out: <BarrettBrown> diversity of tactics that include libeling, harassing the guy who provides free lawyers to arrested Anons is hard to take seriously, too
He doesn’t pay a cent for the lawyers, but he holds this up as a holy talisman to ward off us evil mocking demons. Ain’t workin’.