One of the members of the Team GhostShell hacker collective claims to have breached the systems of IT Wall Street – a website dedicated for those in search of an IT job in the financial services industry – to show his support for Occupy Wall Street.
“Hello there! My name is Masakaki, part of the Far-Eastern Financial District of #TeamGhostShell. I'm here today to bring you all something fascinating, but before that, I should probably explain what's ‘MidasBank’ and what does it stand for,” the hacker wrote.
“GhostShell has been leaking left and right all kinds of targets, well we're here to bring some sort of order to it, which is why this district will function solely to provide leaks from an economical point of view, institutional and educational, but primary, it will focus on the financial aspect of things,” he added.
“With that being said, what better target to pick as a first release, than the place that puts all markets to shame in the world. Wall Street.”
The exact quantity of leaked data is difficult to determine, but according to the hacker, a total of 50,000 account details are contained in the 12 published files.
We have been able to identify email addresses, usernames, names, addresses, phone numbers, and even MD5 password hashes, some of which have already been decrypted.
Furthermore, the hacker claims to have obtained more than 3,000 resumes that he plans to trade on the black market.
We have contacted IT Wall Street representatives to see if they’re aware of the data breach and to find out if anything is being done to protect the impacted individuals. We have also provided them with a link to the data leak.
We’ll return with more details as soon as they respond.
Note. Because of the fairly large number of clear text passwords, we will not be providing a link to the data dump.