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Ghostshell takes credit for extensive hack of government, private websites
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:34:58 -0600 (CST)
By Antone Gonsalves
December 11, 2012
The hacktivist group Team Ghostshell took credit Monday for the release
of 1.6 million accounts and records stolen from government and private
organizations covering aerospace, law enforcement, the military, the
defense industry and banking.
Among the organizations the group claimed to have stolen information
included NASA's Center For Advanced Engineering, the Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) Information Network, the FBI's Washington
division in Seattle, the Federal Reserve and Interpol.
Taken from about 40 websites, the information is reported to have
included usernames, email addresses, passwords, phone numbers, mailing
lists, administrator account information and defense data.
The information was stored on the web in more than 140 uploads, and
mirrored in multiple sites. The group listed on Pastebin URLs for the
information, along with a lengthy rant on the operation they called
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