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Monday, February 04, 2013

Anonymous Leaks Private Data Of More Than 4,000 Bank Executives In The United States

Hackers affiliated with 

Anonymous seem to have 

published information from more 

than 4,000 American bank 

executive accounts on a 

government website last night, 

Violet Blue of ZDNet reports.
The alleged hack is part of its 

new "Operation Last Resort" campaign, which defaced two .gov 

websites last week to protest the prosecution of hacktivist Aaron 

Swartz.
The hackers are calling for reform of U.S. computer crime law 

(specifically the 1984 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act) after 

Swartz, 26, committed suicide on January 11 in the midst of an 

aggressive prosecution for allegedly downloading millions of 

academic articles from JSTOR.
The hackers published a spreadsheet on the Alabama Criminal 

Justice Information Center website that appears to contain login 

information, credentials, IP addresses, and contact information of 

current American bank executives.


Blue notes that the banker information could be connected to Federal Reserve computers, which host the primary U.S. network for high value, time-critical and international payments (called Fedline).
Last weekend hackers took background control of multiple .gov sites as they turned the U.S. Sentencing Commission website and the U.S. Probation Office for the state of Michigan website into games of asteroids.

                                             Michael Kelley

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