Report: HBGary Federal CEO Barr steps down

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Disgraced HBGary Federal CEO Aaron Barr has resigned, according to a report Monday in Threatpost. Barr's troubles began early last month when he told the Financial Times that he was prepared to reveal information about the Anonymous hacking group at a security conference in San Francisco the following week. Anonymous responded by hacking into security firms HBGary and HBGary Federal (whose site is currently offline) and publishing tens of thousands of emails belonging to its executives. The emails revealed some troubling things, including plans by HBGary Federal and two other firms to silence WikiLeaks supporters, including Salon.com journalist Glenn Greenwald. Barr said he was stepping down "to focus on taking care of my family and rebuilding my reputation." – DK
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