Anonymous Takes On State Department, More Banks

By | February 20, 2013

Source: InformationWeek

by Mathew J. Schwartz

Sec55“The Anonymous hacktivist collective announced that for President’s Day, it hacked the U.S. State Department.

Under the flag of “Operation Last Resort,” the group Monday claimed “we still have our warheads armed” and announced that for “round five” in its attack campaign, it was releasing information gleaned from a State Department database. The data dump — or dox — appeared to include work email addresses for over 170 U.S. State Department employees, as well as some biographical details, and to have been pulled from a database entitled “test_hrwg_careers_usa_ctc_com.”

“Our reasons for this attack are very simple. You’ve imprisoned or either censored our people. We will not tolerate things as such,” according to a message included in the Anonymous data dump. “Aaron Swartz this is for you, this is for Operation Last Resort,” it said.” Read more here.

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