Anonymous defaced the website of law firm Puckett Faraj this morning and leaked e-mails concerning the sergeant accused of handling 2005’s Haditha Massacre in Iraq.
Sergeant Frank Wuterich was charged with a 2005 US Marine raid in Iraq, which killed 24 unarmed civilians. Wuterich was convicted of negligent dereliction, ending his wait for a homicide trial in a plea bargain. Anonymous released 3GB of e-mails regarding the case and the massacre itself. The group published these e-mails first on a Darknet website, or a site intended to be used when anonymity is desired, as well as to The Pirate Bay. The group also defaced the lawfirm’s website, which is still down for us.
The website deface read, “As part of our ongoing efforts to expose the corruption of the court systems and the brutality of US imperialism, we want to bring attention to USMC SSgt Frank Wuterich who along with his squad murdered dozens of unarmed civilians during the Iraqi Occupation. Can you believe this scumbag had his charges reduced to involuntary manslaughter and got away with only a pay cut?”
Earlier today, the group announced that they had hacked into an FBI conversation with Scotland Yard. The two organizations were discussing a pair of British suspects, accused of acting as a part of Anonymous, as well as how to make more arrests. After the news came out about the call, Sabu, a Twitter personality for Anonymous, tweeted that there was more to come.
“You think we’re done? Fuck no. Sit back and prepare for the next release coming in mere minutes my brothers and sisters,” Sabu said in regards to the Puckett hack.
Shortly after, another Anonymous Twitter bullhorn, @AnonymousIRC, tweeted that the defacement went live and linked to the website.
“Puckett-Faraj lawyers in case Haditha-Wuterich OWND HARD by
#AntiSec http://www.puckettfaraj.com/ #Anonymous #OWS.”
According to Gawker, some of the e-mails contain congratulatory messages to Puckett for the settlement. In one of the e-mails Neal Puckett, Wuterich’s lawyer, tells a woman who congratulated him to “Google me!” Anonymous also promised detailed transcripts, donation records and case evidence in the 3GBs of e-mails.
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