Anonymous Hacker Sabu has engaged in an open war-of-words with Guardian Technology Editor Charles Arther via Twitter.
The war began when Arthur reportedly contacted -- and if Sabu's tweets can be trusted had "female interns" contact -- the high-profile hacker requesting an interview. A request Sabu openly turned down.
After the initial request a dialogue opened between the two with Sabu openly criticising Arthur's coverage of Anonymous.
Specifically, Sabu attacked Arthur's recent article on LulzSec's News International Sun hack. According to the tweets Sabu took exception to the fact that Arthur's article focused on how LulzSec hacked the website, rather than why:
"@charlesarthur We breach The Sun amid political drama, for political reasons, and your response is... shoddy journalism with FUD mixed in.
"@charlesarthur Look at your twitter feed during the The Sun breach. Look at your bullshit article that preceded your tweets."
Later following with: "@charlesarthur And what exactly are you accomplishing again mate? I have 4GB of sun mails that may explode this entire case and you write ... @charlesarthur with the emphasis of HOW WE GOT IN And on your twitter posing for your followers. Making believe you have an ounce of dignity."
In response to the series of tweets against him, Arthur maintained his desire to interview Sabu tweeting: "@anonymouSabu Here's the irony. I don't dislike you, and I'm very interested in hearing your views. I'd like to open a channel with you.
"@anonymouSabu the only people who gain if you won't talk are those who you oppose. So - you know where to find me."
Later adding: "@anonymouSabu comments will be open, I hope. So people can critique what you write."
The news follows Sabu's earlier promise to release the data taken during LulzSec's attack on the U.K. Sun's website.
The attack was done in response to the phone hacking scandal sweeping through the Rupert Murdoch owned News International's publications.
The scandal began after it was discovered that the organisation's News of the World newspaper had hacked the phones of numerous celebrities and politicians.
Since then the group has posted a document allegedly taken from Nato, with a statement indicating that it may be delaying the release of the Sun data to avoid compromising the ongoing court case:
"We think, actually we may not release emails from The Sun, simply because it may compromise the court case. But.. pdfcast.org/pdf/nato-1."