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Anonymous leaks personal data of more than 4,000 U.S. bank executives

Published Feb 4th, 2013 3:45PM EST
Anonymous Federal Reserve Attack

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The hacking collective known as Anonymous has pulled off yet another embarrassing attack against the United States government. While most people were enjoying Super Bowl 47 on Sunday, the group published login and private information belonging to more than 4,000 American bank executives on the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center website. The file contained names, titles, email addresses, physical addresses, fax numbers, mobile phone numbers, login IDs, IP addresses, hashed password and other details. It is widely believed that the information was obtained from computers belonging to the Federal Reserve. The attack is said to be a response to the suicide of Aaron Swartz and part of Anonymous’ Operation Last Resort campaign, which demands that the U.S. reform its computer crime laws. The group previously targeted the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) and took its website offline.

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