Texas-based defense contractor hacked by Anonymous

August 19, 2011 - 10:15 AM

LONDON (AP) — A Texas-based defense and aerospace firm says one of its top officials has had his email account broken into by the hacking group Anonymous.

Vanguard Defense Industries' chief executive Michael Buscher says messages have been stolen from the private Gmail account of Richard T. Garcia, a former FBI agent who now works as the company's senior vice president.

Anonymous says in a statement that it has pilfered 1 gigabyte of private emails and documents from Garcia's account.

But Buscher told The Associated Press Friday that "there isn't anything sensitive" in the released material.

Buscher's Spring, Texas-based company specializes in the design and development of drones, unmanned aerial vehicles for law enforcement and the private sector.