Anonymous posts personal data of 4,000 US bankers online
2013-02-05 0:00

From: TechCentral



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 siteís 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 Googleís 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 ísaltsí - 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.

Whatís 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. "Thatís 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: Anonymousís Superbowl Commercial 4k banker dox via the FED."

The Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve did not respond to a request for comment.

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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 Anonymousís 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.


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