Anonymous posts personal data of 4,000 US bankers online
Origin of pilfered data unclear as hackers claim Federal Reserve breach
Personal information on some 4,000 people in the banking industry, including bank officers, was posted online Sunday by the hacker collective Anonymous.
The list was initially posted to the website for the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center (ACJIC), then apparently taken down by that site’s operators. The ACJIC did not respond to a request for comment about the incident.
However, the list was also posted elsewhere online, and remains available through Google’s Web cache. It contains contact information on people with a range of job titles, from cashier to C-level officers to bank presidents. Phone calls placed to several of the people on the list indicates that the tally is current and accurate.
The list also contains logins, hashed passwords and their ’salts’ - random characters added to a hashed password to make it more difficult to crack.
"That means they had to have very deep access to get those combinations," Cameron Camp, a senior researcher with Eset, said in an interview.
What’s concerning is that the list involves people at many types of financial institutions, Camp said. "How were they able to get logins and passwords and salts for that many bankers?" he said. "That’s kind of scary."
Anonymous claims it filched the list from computers belonging to the Federal Reserve. Just as the Super Bowl was ending, Anonymous declared on Twitter, "Now we have your attention America: Anonymous’s Superbowl Commercial 4k banker dox via the FED."
The Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve did not respond to a request for comment.
This latest move by Anonymous has been linked to its OpLastResort campaign, which was apparently launched in retaliation for the suicide of Aaron Swartz, an Internet pioneer and free information advocate. Anonymous, as well as some criminal justice and computer experts, believe Swartz was driven to take his own life by an overzealous federal prosecutor.
A week ago Anonymous launched the first phase of OpLastResort by attacking the website of the US Sentencing Commission. After hijacking the site, the hacktivists threatened to release information pilfered from its servers unless the United States reformed its justice system.
Following Anonymous’s action, Rep Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, and ranking member Elijah Cummings, sent a letter to US Attorney General Eric Holder warning him that the panel is scrutinising whether the charges and penalties leveled at Swartz were appropriate, and whether political factors influenced the prosecution efforts.
Read the full article at: techcentral.ie
Anonymous Hacker Claims to Have Released JSTOR Documents That ‘Aaron Swartz Died to Bring to the World’
Aaron Was a Criminal and So Are You
Did Anonymous stop Karl Rove from Stealing Ohio again?
CNBC Admits We’re All Slaves To Rothschild Central Bankers Global Government
Davos: CEO of JPMorgan says you don’t need to know how banking works, it’s too complex to explain, just shut up and pay us.
Latest News from our Front Page
DNA discovery unearths 'unknown chapter in human history' in Europe 15,000 years ago
Scientists studying the DNA of ancient Europeans found evidence of a 'major population upheaval' at the end of the last Ice Age
A major and unexplained population shift occurred in Europe around 15,000 years ago when local hunter-gatherers were almost completely replaced by a group from another area, scientists researching our ancestors' genetics have discovered.
The findings were made after the ...
Hackers Leak Info on 9,372 DHS Employees
Homeland Security claims there is no indication that any breach of sensitive or personally identifiable information occurred
Hackers released the names, positions, phone numbers and email addresses of more than 20,000 alleged FBI employees Monday only hours after leaking similar data from more than 9,000 people at the DHS.
The group claiming responsibility, known as “DotGovs,” first alerted Infowars to the alleged ...
Gyms, Wikipedia, & Anti-White Racism
A media-generated “uproar” following the innocent renaming of a River Falls, Wisconsin, school gym, and the blatant manipulation of Wikipedia, have served as the latest examples of the ongoing anti-white racism which is becoming endemic in society at large.
As reported in the River Falls Journal, the Meyer Middle School in River Falls, Wisconsin, needed a new fitness center. To this ...
Pegida's Multi - Culti (state) Agenda!
This guy raises some very interesting points regarding the recent PEGIDA launch in the UK and around Europe.
Make sure to check out the videos below. The focus on the criticism descends into a Nazi accusation contest. "No no THEY are the REAL Nazi's."
Pegida UK is fronted by Tommy Robinson, Paul Weston and Anne Marie Waters. They held a demo in ...
Sweden plans to expel up to 80,000 asylum-seekers (that didn't seek asylum)
Sweden intends to expel up to 80,000 migrants who arrived in 2015 and whose application for asylum has been rejected, Interior Minister Anders Ygeman said Wednesday.
Ed: Wait, so they are in the country despite being rejected asylum? How did that happen and who let them in then?
"We are talking about 60,000 people but the number could climb to 80,000," the ...
|More News » |