* Anonymous posts documents for NATO contracts
* Mantech claims top government agencies among its clients
WASHINGTON, July 29 Hackers with the loose-knit
group Anonymous said on Friday they had broken into the network
of U.S. government contractor Mantech International Corp
(MANT.O) and posted some NATO-related correspondence online.
Anonymous, tweeting as AnonymousIRC, offered the
correspondence between Mantech and the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization as proof of the breach. Two involve NATO
contracting offices, and one discusses deploying staffers to an
unnamed "NATO Theater of Operations" for what appears to be
Mantech, which claims the U.S. Defense, State and Justice
Departments among its clients, declined to comment. It offers
cyber security among its services.
Hackers associated with Lulz Security and Anonymous have
claimed responsibility for cyber attacks on the U.S. Central
Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Senate, Sony Corp (6758.T)
websites and the website of Murdoch's British newspaper group,
News International (NWSA.O), among others.
Authorities made some arrests in connection with the
breaches, including a teenager detained at a house in the
remote Shetland Islands, off Scotland's northeast coast.
There have also been other arrests in Britain and in the
United States. [nN1E76I11C]
The group has urged supporters to boycott eBay Inc's
(EBAY.O) PayPal electronic payment service, or to close
existing accounts. It has previously attacked PayPal to show
opposition to the service's refusal to process payments to
WikiLeaks, the website founded by Julian Assange that published
copies of secret U.S. government diplomatic cables.
(Reporting by Diane Bartz; Editing by Gary Hill)