Oil Companies Spring a Leak, Courtesy of Anonymous

By | July 16, 2012

Source: Wired

by Kim Zetter

In this article “Five top multinational oil companies have been targeted by members of Anonymous, who published about 1,000 email addresses for accounts belonging to the firms, as well as hashed and unencrypted passwords.

The hacks, against Shell, Exxon, BP and two Russian firms — Gazprom and Rosneft, were conducted as digital protests against drilling in the Arctic, a practice that critics say has contributed to the melting of the ice caps there.

“To drill in the Arctic, oil companies have to drag icebergs out the way of their rigs and use giant hoses to melt floating ice with warm water. If we let them do this, a catastrophic oil spill is just a matter of time,” Greenpeace notes on its Save the Arctic web site.”

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