Anonymous releases 90,000 US Military emails and passwords

Posted on Jul 12 2011 - 11:50am by Julius

Members of the internet activist group Anonymous stole thousands of encrypted US military passwords from contractor Booz Allen Hamilton and posted them on the internet.

The documents the hack group released on July 11th contained official and personal email addresses and passwords of about 90,000 US military employees.

“So in this line of work you’d expect them to sail the seven proxseas with a state-of-the-art battleship, right? Well you may be as surprised as we were when we found their vessel being a puny wooden barge,” Anonymous said on The Pirate Bay.

Anonymous said the leak of its Twitter feed is part of their ‘Military Meltdown Monday.’ They said that it ran into basically “no security” on one server and were able to steal the data, delete four gigabytes of source code and discovered new information on other systems to attack.

The consulting company said on a Twitter post: “As part of @BoozAllen security policy, we generally do not comment on specific threats or actions taken against our systems.”

The hack group claimed that Booz Allen Hamilton and HB Gary Federal were working on a project that can “manipulate social media.” The hackers uncovered the activities of HB Gary Federal by hacking into the company’s systems in February.

The group became well-known last year after attacking companies including Bank of America, Mastercard and Visa, and Amazon, that cut off their services with Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.

What do you make of this latest hack?


via: PC World

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