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Hackers Post Private Data From More Than 4, 000 US Bank Executives
From: Erica Absetz <eabsetz () opensecurityfoundation org>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2013 14:15:48 -0500
Hackers affiliated with Anonymous seem to have published information
from more than 4,000 American bank executive accounts on a government
website last night, Violet Blue of ZDNet reports.
The alleged hack is part of its new "Operation Last Resort" campaign,
which defaced two .gov websites last week to protest the prosecution
of hacktivist Aaron Swartz.
The hackers are calling for reform of U.S. computer crime law
(specifically the 1984 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act) after Swartz, 26,
committed suicide on January 11 in the midst of an aggressive
prosecution for allegedly downloading millions of academic articles
The hackers published a spreadsheet on the Alabama Criminal Justice
Information Center website that appears to contain login information,
credentials, IP addresses, and contact information of current American
Blue notes that the banker information could be connected to Federal
Reserve computers, which host the primary U.S. network for high value,
time-critical and international payments (called Fedline).
Last weekend hackers took background control of multiple .gov sites as
they turned the U.S. Sentencing Commission website and the U.S.
Probation Office for the state of Michigan website into games of
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- Hackers Post Private Data From More Than 4, 000 US Bank Executives Erica Absetz (Feb 04)