After Anonymous posted sensitive credentials of over 4,600 banking executives to a government Web site on Super Bowl Sunday, the Federal Reserve acknowledged the attack in a Tuesday morning statement to affected individuals and press.
However, while a spokesperson from the Federal Reserve told The Huffington Post that Anonymous' claim to the hack's importance was "overstated," information security professionals that serve financial institutions are saying the exact opposite—and are not best pleased with the Federal Reserve.
ZDNet has now learned that the compromised and exposed database belongs to The St. Louis Fed Emergency Communications System.
Wow! Seems like Anonymous is doing some damage
While I definitely don't hold much sympathy for bankers or the Federal Reserve, I have to ask how this hack relates to "the reform of computer laws" or investigation into Aaron Swartz's prosecution. Seems like this is more related to Occupy-type protest.