Information on their families, businesses and even lawsuits were posted online
Right after the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed through the Senate, with 86 senators voting in favor of bill, hackers who operate under the name Anonymous leaked detailed information on many of the politicians.The large document starts with Republican Senator from the state of Ohio, Robert J. Portman.
“He has made himself a target as an advocate of the NDAA, but we are truly disturbed by the ludicrous $272,853 (190,000 EUR) he received from special interest groups supporting the NDAA bill that authorizes the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens on U.S. soil. Robert J. Portman, we plan to make an example of you,” said the hackers in a statement.
Debbie Stabenow, Kirsten Elizabeth Rutnik Gillibrand, Kay R. Hagan, Thomas Harken and Alan S. Franken are just a few of the people whose lives were posted online by hackers such as Kahuna, doxcak3, cabincr3w and p0isanon.
Besides all the information on their businesses, families and friends, the hackers also posted the Twitter accounts of those who voted Yea. Right after the list was made public, many citizens started accusing the senators of “treason”.
A day after, Anonymous came forward with another statement that targeted US leaders.
“This is an open letter to the US leaders. We have watched as you have violated the very laws that guarantee your power. We have witnessed your fall from Representatives of the People to Representatives of Greed and Corruption,” they say.
After quoting all ten articles of the Bill of Rights they threatened that each time one of the amendments is broken, the whole world will find out.
“This is the Bill of Rights. Every time you violate these amendments we will ensure the people are aware of your actions. You may have previously succeeded in concealing your actions, but that time has come to an end. You were elected by us, and you can be removed by us,” the members of Anonymous conclude.