An anonymous author who claims to be the hacker who penetrated controversial UK-based Gamma Group International and dumped 40 GB of its dirty laundry has published a how-to guide for other hacktivists.
According to Arstechnica, the guide was written not to brag about what an elite hacker he was “and what m4d sk1llz it took to 0wn Gamma”, wrote the author, who cautions that the unauthorised access of other people’s networks is illegal.
The do-it-yourself guide explains how hackers can map entryways into a target’s network, scan for vulnerable services and exploit any that are found. It also lists some of the most common methods hackers use to keep their IP addresses and other digital fingerprints off their attacks. Among other things, the how-to suggests installing Whonix inside a hidden encrypted volume created by TrueCrypt and carrying out all operations from there. It also counsels against using Tor and instead using hacked servers. Again, this is illegal.