Ahead of its promised FBI data-dump hacker collective Anonymous has targeted U.S. security contractor Man Tech.
The attack was first reported on Anonymous' Twitter page late last night when it tweeted: "It's #FFFriday on the East Coast, so lets give away something: @ManTech has been owned. Release within 24h."
Followed by: "So @ManTech, we have question: You collect over 200 Million of fucking tax payer's moniez to protect them from us. And now? #AntiSec."
Anonymous subsequently went on to post a link to a PDF resume sent in to the company as proof that it had breached Man Tech's networks.
The attack has been credited as the opening step of Anonymous "F**k FBI Friday" campaign.
The campaign follows the U.S. FBI's arrest of 16 alleged Anonymous members. It is reportedly motivated both by a recent FBI statement Anonymous took exception to and the agency's subsequent treatment of arrested suspect Anonymous members.
Man Tech was targeted for its close links to the FBI. The company currently has a reported $99.5 million security contract with the FBI's Security Division.
The attack is one of many that the group has enacted against known military contractors and organisations.
Earlier this month Anonymous hacked several high-profile U.S. military contractors including Booz Allen Hamilton, Monsanto and NATO. Anonymous has since indicated that it is not yet done targeting NATO tweeting:
"While waiting for the full release why not look into a NC3A contract? http://scr.bi/q5TMfp | #AntiSec | NATO, FBI, Having fun yet? #WildRide."
The group has since clarified that it still intends to release a slew of data taken from the FBI later today tweeting:
"We'll release about 500 megabyte of this shit by today. A real fun #FFF. And yes , NATO, this was your leak. Expected us? #AntiSec #FFFriday"