Anonymous Hacks Alabama Government Site, Posts Details of 4,000 Bankers

The hacktivists have breached the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center

By on February 4th, 2013 10:06 GMT

Anonymous hackers continue Operation Last Resort (OpLastResort). In the latest phase of the campaign, the hacktivists have leaked the details of more than 4,000 bank executives.

It’s interesting that the hackers haven’t used Pastebin or other similar websites to publish the data. Instead, they have hacked the website of the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center (acjic.alabama.gov) and have posted the information in its “documents” folder under the name “oops-we-did-it-again.”

The file published by Anonymous contains names, titles, email addresses, physical addresses, fax numbers, mobile phone numbers, login IDs, IP addresses, password hashes, and other details. The information appears to belong to presidents, vice presidents, managing officers, CEOs, SVPs, and others.

ZDNet has analyzed the list of names and has learned that most of them show up as current employees on the banks’ websites.

Reddit users have also studied the leaked information.

“OK, I called a few of them. What must be so problematic for the Federal Reserve is not the information so much as this file was stolen from their computers at all. The ramifications of that kind of loss of control is severe,” one user noted.

Others, on the other hand, don’t agree with Anonymous.

“#OpLastResort has shown up out of nowhere to leak the have personal information of a lot of innocent people and should not be regarded as part of 'Anonymous'. There is no reason for what they did and they didn't even attempt to justify or even give meaning to their actions. They are simply destructive,” another user argued.

Operation Last Resort, a campaign that comes in response to the suicide of Aaron Swartz, was initiated around one week ago with a hack which targeted the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC).

It’s worth noting that the file published by the hackers is still hosted on the website of the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center. Furthermore, the USSC website is still inaccessible, despite the fact that over a week has passed since it was first breached.

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