BuzzFeed has posted a Q&A with a purported “active-duty Army captain and member of Anonymous”–who ironically, has asked to be anonymous for the piece. He describes “how the organization operates, his own involvement in the Arab Spring, how the crackdown on Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden has affected soldiers.”
The interviewee promised more leaks from fellow Anonymous soldiers.
“A lot [of Anonymous members]are mid- to high-rank NCOs. They are well-respected, have connections, and overly large security clearances. A lot of people who are part of the [Anonymous] culture are just dying at this point for something to come across their table that isn’t already out there. It is so easy to leak information that if you want to, you can do it.”
The interviewee claims there are members among the soldiers at Fort Huachuca, home of the Army Intelligence Center and Army Network Enterprise Technology Command.
“A lot of them wanted to get the job [there]because they want to learn secret stuff and have a better personal understanding of how the world actually works,” he said.
After Manning and Snowden, military officials signaled their awareness they’d been infiltrated by proliferating insider threat training that like ”Look at the person at your left and right. Are they espousing social beliefs that don’t line up with Army values? What websites do they go to at work?’ With the caveat that it is OK to have political beliefs that are different. You get a heavy-handed feeling.”
“Leadership wasn’t concerned with it until Manning happened. Then they read everything under the [lens]of what Manning did and it just scared them — scared them blind. They know we are in there and they assume that we are all going to do a Manning or a Snowden.”[via BuzzFeed]