04 Feb 2013

Data of 4,000 Bank Executives Leaked by Anonymous in Government Hacking


Over 4,000 bank executives saw their personal data leaked after Anonymous hacked a new governmental website was hacked, according to ZDNet.

The cyber-attack is part of the Last Resort Operation, demanding US computer crime law reform in the wake of Aaron Swartz's suicide. The 26-year old Reddit co-founder hanged himself recently as he faced a long prison sentence for allegedly hacking the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

After hacking several government websites last week, Anonymous posted on Sunday the confidential data on the website of the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center. The dump included names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mails, ID numbers, and hashed passwords of banking officials. It was the first actual leak in the Operation. In the attack, the page extension URL was titled "oops-we-did-it-again."

In previous government hackings, Anonymous cited the Swartz’s suicide as a "line that has been crossed." Today is the deadline for Attorney General Eric Holder to answer more questions about the deceased hacktivist’s prosecution.