Anonymous release e-mail login details of 90k Military personnel

Internet Activist group Anonymous have released information about their latest attack today, in which they posted 90,000 e-mail addresses and passwords of Military personnel.

It marks another leak under the #Antisec movement which seems to be quickly gaining a reputation for mass leaks of information. The question is whether these leaks are of benefit to Anonymous’s goal of protecting Internet freedoms and user privacy or if it is simply putting people at risk for no legitimate reason.

The large database of sensitive military data that was named ‘Military Meltdown Monday’ was quickly released to torrents and mirrors alike, making it extremely difficult for governments to remove the information from the web and public view. The 90,000 login details included personnel from SOCOM, Marine Corps, Homeland Security, State Department staff and US CENTCOM which is just a few of the leaks victims.

Anonymous said “Additionally we found some related datas on different servers we got access to after finding credentials in the Booz Allen System. We added anything which could be interesting. And last but not least we found maps and keys for various other treasure chests buried on the islands of government agencies, federal contractors and shady whitehat companies. This material surely will keep our blackhat friends busy for a while”

So far Anonymous and the now disbanded LulzSec, seem to have a history of targeting US based websites and corporations which leads one to believe the majority of members in such groups are from the US. The question is, how long will it be before we start seeing leaks from other governments?

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It's just cyber terrorism. As for all you guys against the USA, you can take your 3rd world thoughts somewhere else thank you. Socially, without the USA, you would have never been thought of. This is how much of a social impact the USA has put on the world. Think about it.

While it's pretty stupid of them to go after the military it is a good thing overall.
Anon are script kiddies for the most part, anything they can a well organised government funded team *cough the Chinese cough* could do much, much better.
If they got to the data then a) it wasn't protected well enough and b) was potentially already compromised.
Face it, Anon are going down streets of the internet pushing doors. When the find ones that are open they're raiding the fridge but that's better than making off with the TV.

"So far Anonymous and the now disbanded LulzSec....."

Disbanded indeed....behave. Did you know gullible wasn't in the dictionary by the way? ... <whistles>

Pardon this former Marine from getting involved, but it is becoming apparent to me that the public is not actually aware that the Military doesn't actually make policy. The military enforces it. If you want to get mad at the government over Iraq, or whatever, fine. I don't agree, but fine. However, realize that it is the politicians of this country that actually make the policy. THEY tell the military where to go and what to do. The military, like it or not, is just the messenger, the soldier. Not the policy maker. You can't blame Bush/Obama/Clinton whoever, since POTUS only has the ability to send in the Marine Corps for up to 90 days without congressional approval. You can't blame the DOD (they can't really do anything without congressional approval either). Blame yourselves, since you were so busy protesting on 4chan you never bothered to actually write or call your congressional spokesmen and DO anything productive. Oh, and at "I am Not PCyr." You obviously are a 14yr old who knows absolutely nothing about the first WTC bombing in 1994(?). Or the USS Cole (planned by Osama). What about those embassy bombings that he publicly proclaimed that he planned and ordered? What, those aren't confessions all of a sudden? What planet do you live on?

xen0blade said,
Pardon this former Marine from getting involved, but it is becoming apparent to me that the public is not actually aware that the Military doesn't actually make policy. The military enforces it.
The military could refuse to obey unlawful orders and they don't. Don't think that the military is not to blame.
If you want to get mad at the government over Iraq, or whatever, fine. I don't agree, but fine. However, realize that it is the politicians of this country that actually make the policy. THEY tell the military where to go and what to do. The military, like it or not, is just the messenger, the soldier. Not the policy maker. You can't blame Bush/Obama/Clinton whoever, since POTUS only has the ability to send in the Marine Corps for up to 90 days without congressional approval.
But he does, even though you say he can't.
You can't blame the DOD (they can't really do anything without congressional approval either).
But they still do things without congressional approval, even though you say they can't.
Blame yourselves, since you were so busy protesting on 4chan you never bothered to actually write or call your congressional spokesmen and DO anything productive. Oh, and at "I am Not PCyr." You obviously are a 14yr old who knows absolutely nothing about the first WTC bombing in 1994(?). Or the USS Cole (planned by Osama). What about those embassy bombings that he publicly proclaimed that he planned and ordered? What, those aren't confessions all of a sudden? What planet do you live on?
If someone brags about something they think is a great achievement, you call that a confession? If I "confess" that I won the Boston Marathon, do you believe it?

Ok for those saying the "death" comments for these guys is a bit harsh. Its that "sissy" attitude that is a huge part of America falling apart, but has anyone heard of the word..."treason" If I'm not mistaken, that used to be punishable by death...by multiple countries and governments.

Umm, how is America a disgusting place? have you been to a small quiet town in rural US? It's actually quite beautiful, and peaceful. You dont have to like our Government but dont condemn
an entire country until you really know it's people. We are the most giving people on the planet
and have been for a long time. So....what country do you live in so I can slag it?

God bless America. The greatest country in the world. I would rather drink a beer with someone willing to fight and die for my freedoms that to have one with any of you who think this whole leaking crap is good for anyone.

I guess with hearing this small amount of info
and knowing nothing about the actual end results of this leak
i should be calling for murder like many of the people who posted above me

We all know America *thinks they can sneak into foreign countries and kill people
for any reason they feel like it.. just like they did with Osama
Sneak into his bedroom at night and shoot him and his wife.
I would have loved to see this go to court and to see what evidence they had on him
Sadly this will never happen..

Anon crew gonna get their dead bodies thrown off the side of a military war ship ?

America is a disgusting place !

Anon is really just a cyber-bot that was programmed to wreck harmonious havoc. There's no stopping it. It will keep growing and growing until we are all programmed by it!

Shame on you Booz Allen... or should I say congrats, because your lack of security is going to change the way in which we log onto web sites/applications. Get ready InternetID... Screw you username/passwords...

As much as the US gov is a pile of trash and should be cleaned (by a professional cleaner if possible) of all the corruption, I think this will go underreported and nothing will be done.

Hmm... Not sure what to think. I love the idea of a revolution in the US... but... is this how it's going to start? Leaking military emails/passwords? How will that help us fight back? I get what AnonOps is doing, but... really? Why not leak bigger stuff only like ways the government is screwing us over.

ok now they're asking for trouble... this is when governments start torturing people (dont deny government dont cause they do) so i feel sorry for the known members of anonymous they are going to be the first ones to get bitch slapped

Will be nice too see this happen to ebay and paypal, that unprofessional fraudulent mother ****ers deserve it.

Oz. said,
Will be nice too see this happen to ebay and paypal, that unprofessional fraudulent mother ****ers deserve it.

Unless of course they "Actually Have" good security.

Oz. said,
Will be nice too see this happen to ebay and paypal, that unprofessional fraudulent mother ****ers deserve it.

And then everyone's accounts gets compromised and their banks accounts/credit cards drained.

Are you ****ing stupid or what?

Xilo said,

And then everyone's accounts gets compromised and their banks accounts/credit cards drained.

Are you ****ing stupid or what?


No, but this will put that incompetent mother ****ers in a very bad position.

Oz. said,

No, but this will put that incompetent mother ****ers in a very bad position.

So you're completely okay with the possibility of consumers (every day people) losing their money?

Man, you're a complete idiot.

Hacking to show you can access it & raise up a red flag on security is one thing, but to release the information you've gained is uncalled for. I'd like to see the perpetrators of this caught and served justice, but seeing that they can bypass the security of our military doesn't give me much hope that they can track down those who bypassed it. But you never know.

srprimeaux said,
Hacking to show you can access it & raise up a red flag on security is one thing, but to release the information you've gained is uncalled for. I'd like to see the perpetrators of this caught and served justice, but seeing that they can bypass the security of our military doesn't give me much hope that they can track down those who bypassed it. But you never know.
Why do so many people on Neowin think that they are hacking to show security flaws? So many people don't pay attention to what's going on in the world.
Anon is not trying to show anyone anything about computer security.

http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/index.html
Open your eyes and see what's going on in the world, and what anon is really trying to fix.

It's only a matter of time before the higher-ups get sick of their games and raid them. You can't hide forever, and there's ALWAYS a footprint left behind. We'll see who has the last laugh when their doors are being kicked in.

Oh yeah!!, just go ahead and create a law that allows a 'group' called the government to hack Your personal info/site 'legally'... We shall then not label them 'terrorists' aye? Create an organisation called the UN and forget about legal resolutions if everyone doesn't agree with an invasion. How about use WMD's and then tell the ones that you fancy not to even harbour them. LOL then just Deny whatever BAH

spUrr said,
Oh yeah!!, just go ahead and create a law that allows a 'group' called the government to hack Your personal info/site 'legally'... We shall then not label them 'terrorists' aye? Create an organisation called the UN and forget about legal resolutions if everyone doesn't agree with an invasion. How about use WMD's and then tell the ones that you fancy not to even harbour them. LOL then just Deny whatever BAH

No one is saying we want Socialism on the net, but what Anon or LulzSec is doing is no different than what you are saying. They are not helping anyone, by doing this this will give the government even more reason to turn the net into Socialistic home.

TsMkLg068426 said,

No one is saying we want Socialism on the net, but what Anon or LulzSec is doing is no different than what you are saying. They are not helping anyone, by doing this this will give the government even more reason to turn the net into Socialistic home.

So you would rather someone hack into a government servers and NOT tell you about it? Get real; I am glad these servers are getting hacked now because I'm sure someone has secretly had access for a MUCH longer time then it took anon to set their sights on it.

People who think ANON are not fighting for their rights are the same people who think the iraq war was to protect our freedom. Half of the world believe USA's propaganda. Not only do we impose our will by trade agreements/laws/NATO/Political influence we have to invade a sovereign nation for its natural resources.

I know all this hacking is illegal and may put people in danger but the US Gov. has committed more treason on the American people then any hacker could. Not to mention this is the only way we will ever have the truth about what our lying government is doing. This IS the information war kids. The secrets are known, the proof is what their looking for.

Rusty.Metal said,

So you would rather someone hack into a government servers and NOT tell you about it? Get real; I am glad these servers are getting hacked now because I'm sure someone has secretly had access for a MUCH longer time then it took anon to set their sights on it.


Random and radical thought here: Hack into the server and tell people about it. "I hacked into your server and this is how" instead of releasing information that has no purpose for being released other than to endanger the lives of thousands.

Last I heard the Interweb is the new Bible and a new life started here on the Interweb just like Church of Google the Interweb is as powerful as the Catholics just as the Catholic priests where caught molesting innocent kids ANON will also be caught for child molestation.

The only people saying that anon are terrorists is governments. The sort of people who don't face the public on phone hacking scandals. David Cameron for example went to a conference thing 20 mins from house of commons while the rest of his cabinet were there along with the shadow cabinet. Why? Too avoid all the awkward questions of why he hired a phone hacker and why he won't reveal info on the discussions that he had with Rebekah Brooks recently. Don't get me wrong the things that the US do to stop al-qaeda is great but even they need to be scrutinised with the likes of wikileaks otherwise they become the problem. All of you against anon n wikileaks etc are fools. They are preventing good people becoming what they want to get rid of by scrutinising them.

zikalify said,
The only people saying that anon are terrorists is governments. The sort of people who don't face the public on phone hacking scandals. David Cameron for example went to a conference thing 20 mins from house of commons while the rest of his cabinet were there along with the shadow cabinet. Why? Too avoid all the awkward questions of why he hired a phone hacker and why he won't reveal info on the discussions that he had with Rebekah Brooks recently. Don't get me wrong the things that the US do to stop al-qaeda is great but even they need to be scrutinised with the likes of wikileaks otherwise they become the problem. All of you against anon n wikileaks etc are fools. They are preventing good people becoming what they want to get rid of by scrutinising them.
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Weird, I am not part of the government and yet I think they are terrorists at this point. They went from trying to help the world to trying to screw peoples lives up just for kicks. You logic is flawed from the very first sentence.

WAS AL QAEDA AN ACTIVIST GROUP? YOU SUPPOSED NEWS SITES NEED TO START CALLING ANONYLOSERS WHAT THEY REALLY ARE...A TERRORIST GROUP. QUIT VINDICATING THEM AND CALLING THEM ACTIVISTS.

Steven Hutchison said,
WAS AL QAEDA AN ACTIVIST GROUP? YOU SUPPOSED NEWS SITES NEED TO START CALLING ANONYLOSERS WHAT THEY REALLY ARE...A TERRORIST GROUP. QUIT VINDICATING THEM AND CALLING THEM ACTIVISTS.

Damn, you need to shut up.

Steven Hutchison said,
WAS AL QAEDA AN ACTIVIST GROUP? YOU SUPPOSED NEWS SITES NEED TO START CALLING ANONYLOSERS WHAT THEY REALLY ARE...A TERRORIST GROUP. QUIT VINDICATING THEM AND CALLING THEM ACTIVISTS.

Amerika f*&! yeah...

As much as people like to go on about how anon/whoever else in the antisec movement are recklessly putting people at risk etc, I kinda think its for the best.

I mean seriously, if every other internet activist who comes along can get access to this information, then its pretty much guaranteed half the worlds intelligence agencies have probably been reading though this data at their leisure for some time. The only thing that's changed now is that their aware their data's terribly insecure instead of just being in the dark about it "/

This makes me wonder if the military/government use any kind of encryption. I think even small IT companies have better security.

I think all of these hacks are funny as well. Furthermore I hope they keep happening until online security as a whole starts improving. The vast majority of these hacks are executed using known exploits. There's very little rocket science going on here. If these agencies and companies kept up to date with security patches, deployed some basic encryption where needed, and better network protection and auditing then the scale of these hacking info dumps would be greatly reduced. That's not to say that I think those steps are trivial to implement, but that's what needs to happen.

All these hacks are just pointing out how much low hanging fruit is really out there on the Internet.

Yoshamano said,
I think all of these hacks are funny as well. Furthermore I hope they keep happening until online security as a whole starts improving. The vast majority of these hacks are executed using known exploits. There's very little rocket science going on here. If these agencies and companies kept up to date with security patches, deployed some basic encryption where needed, and better network protection and auditing then the scale of these hacking info dumps would be greatly reduced. That's not to say that I think those steps are trivial to implement, but that's what needs to happen.

All these hacks are just pointing out how much low hanging fruit is really out there on the Internet.

You know that they can alway patch all security holes if they want but there will always be another security hole right? You can patch as many you want and there will still be holes just because you fix one or many does not mean fixed the problem it can still create another hole.

Wow, are these guys stupid? Posting anything like this is just wrong ... so many innocent people involved in their silly little power game. Sad that these wasters have net access.

Its time "Twitter" stops supporting crimes, by allowing these thugs to brag about it on their website and post links to their crimes.

jd100 said,
Its time "Twitter" stops supporting crimes, by allowing these thugs to brag about it on their website and post links to their crimes.

exactly !

Just like CNN news chanell or i don't know like maybe NEOWIN.net for reporting this ?

lol yaaah mmmk guy

Just because you can break into something, doesn't mean you should. If this group truly feels they want to protect people by getting companies and the government to make their information more secure, why not just tip them off on these potential danger zones, instead of harming people by releasing their info? Or is that too much ironic?

Then again, I don't understand why this group has a thing against white hats. Don't white hats also seek to make things more secure by looking into possible ways of intrusion?

How incredibly sickening. Here these guys are risking their lives for our country, and they go and screw them over. Yeah Anon/Lulzsec are fighting for us... NOT. They are total scumbags.

jd100 said,
How incredibly sickening. Here these guys are risking their lives for our country, and they go and screw them over. Yeah Anon/Lulzsec are fighting for us... NOT. They are total scumbags.
But if the cause is unjust do they really deserve one's admiration? There are so many causes worthy of fighting but Afghanistan is not one of them.

theyarecomingforyou said,
But if the cause is unjust do they really deserve one's admiration? There are so many causes worthy of fighting but Afghanistan is not one of them.

And who is it that gets to determine whither a cause is "just" or not? Seems like a subjective question to me.

Lets see, Marines love to drink and get into fights. Things Marines hate, people who mess with thier Familiy, money, honor and country.

Mess with 2 of the above, you guess wich 2, and marines tend to take care of it on thier own.... I would be affraid if a Marine found them out.... Just a thought.

MikadoWU said,
Lets see, Marines love to drink and get into fights. Things Marines hate, people who mess with thier Familiy, money, honor and country.

Mess with 2 of the above, you guess wich 2, and marines tend to take care of it on thier own.... I would be affraid if a Marine found them out.... Just a thought.

.......

Tk1917 said,
Is it just me, or have they lost their way?

They have totally lost their way. Now all them seem to do is want headlines. They are really starting to look bad. Think of all the innocent families that are effected by this.

Tk1917 said,
Is it just me, or have they lost their way?

They never had a "way". They are nothing more than cyber-terrorists. They need to be rounded up, sentenced, and sent to jail. Do NOT believe the hype. This bunch of scum have NO interest in all with "freedom" or "safety" or anything else. Their main goal is to try to cause harm to as many people as possible. In this, they are no better than any terrorist of any religion or political faction anywhere in the world. Anonymous, you really need to get a real life... one in which YOUR family members are put at risk.

These idiots claim to be doing it for the people but its the people they are harming by releasing this crap not the corporations.

They could have at least censored the passwords or something to protect the soldiers.

TheLegendOfMart said,
They could have at least censored the passwords or something to protect the soldiers.
The passwords are encrypted (I think).

Jedimark said,
The passwords are encrypted (I think).

I highly doubt that. The article didn't say they were encrypted, and they wouldn't release "encrypted" passwords, that wouldn't make any sense.

jd100 said,

I highly doubt that. The article didn't say they were encrypted, and they wouldn't release "encrypted" passwords, that wouldn't make any sense.
They have already releashed "encrypted passwords" (passwords hashes) because that's how they're stored on the computers nowadays, it would make a lot of sense.

While I don't agree with this, Some people in other countries who's entire family that was killed off by some of these corporate military peeps would find this a gold mind. An eye for an eye deal.

Anon are just making havoc without even considering the consequences, it would seem. I really hope they'll put an end to that sorry bunch soon.

Lamp Post said,
Anon are just making havoc without even considering the consequences, it would seem. I really hope they'll put an end to that sorry bunch soon.

So do i.

Lamp Post said,
Anon are just making havoc without even considering the consequences, it would seem. I really hope they'll put an end to that sorry bunch soon.

Absolutely. They're really not thinking this through- probably intoxicated on their own egoes, grown fat on their recent successful heists.

xiralos said,
I hope these scum are caught and immediately executed. No need to waste time and money on a trial.

i hope u're one of em, ppl like u don't do any fault here, on the real world.

tester.br said,

i hope u're one of em, ppl like u don't do any fault here, on the real world.

That sentence doesn't even make sense..

xiralos said,
I hope these scum are caught and immediately executed. No need to waste time and money on a trial.

So american of you, willing to throw away your countries values based on emotion...no wonder the US is going down the toilet

tester.br said,

i hope u're one of em, ppl like u don't do any fault here, on the real world.

Sorry you are offended by the statement... But these criminals are no different than Osama bin Laden, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, et al. and deserve the same fate.

xiralos said,

Sorry you are offended by the statement... But these criminals are no different than Osama bin Laden, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, et al. and deserve the same fate.

I can understand eye for an eye, but death for grabbing emails and passwords? Come on...

xiralos said,

Sorry you are offended by the statement... But these criminals are no different than Osama bin Laden, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, et al. and deserve the same fate.

Not really, terrorist organizations kill ppl, civilians, etc...Anon/whoever arent doin that, but the American military is - whos spreading more terror...

Beyon_Godlike said,

Not really, terrorist organizations kill ppl, civilians, etc...Anon/whoever arent doin that, but the American military is - whos spreading more terror...


The American military is the reason you are able to make your close minded statements that make you feel good about yourself without getting killed.

xiralos said,

Sorry you are offended by the statement... But these criminals are no different than Osama bin Laden, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, et al. and deserve the same fate.

Terrorists get a trail.

tmorris1 said,

The American military is the reason you are able to make your close minded statements that make you feel good about yourself without getting killed.

+ ∞

tmorris1 said,

The American military is the reason you are able to make your close minded statements that make you feel good about yourself without getting killed.

Because without the American military the Taliban would rise up, overwhelm the entire of western civilisation and enslave us all?

I think not.

xiralos said,
I hope these scum are caught and immediately executed. No need to waste time and money on a trial.

Executed? Oh yeah, I forgot that the US is one of the few backwards countries that stills allows execution for crimes.

Beyon_Godlike said,

Not really, terrorist organizations kill ppl, civilians, etc...Anon/whoever arent doin that, but the American military is - whos spreading more terror...

And yes American military really had a choice to go to war or not, they themselves decided to go to war not our President, they just said, "hey **** it lets go to war."

Damn, I wish there was more education for small minded people like this instead our government cuts down more and more classes and this are the types of people we have to deal with online. Yeah sure soldiers kill innocent people, I guess to you war is playground and has no effect what war does to people. So when the terrorist attacked us no one was innocent? Innocent people will always die because of stupid RELIGIOUS fanatics.

TsMkLg068426 said,

Innocent people will always die because of stupid RELIGIOUS fanatics.

Yeah.. cus Oil had nothing to do with it.. you are so ****ing deluded.

Insanemal said,

Yeah.. cus Oil had nothing to do with it.. you are so ****ing deluded.

Yeah, another BS believe is Politics. Yeah it could also be about oil but does that mean American military should be at blame? I think you are so ****ing deluded you did not bother reading everything I typed and just bothered the part about religion. I got nothing against religion but it seems you are one of those fanatics.

Beyon_Godlike said,

Not really, terrorist organizations kill ppl, civilians, etc...Anon/whoever arent doin that, but the American military is - whos spreading more terror...

Really?....c'mon , seriously? thats what you think? Your an idiot who's talking out his arse. I'm one of those Military members who's supposedly "spreading more terror" No, we dont build schools, hospitals, supply fresh drinking water, and do more humanitarian related things than some of you knobs who post on this site. Has it occured to you that a most members of the armed forces are good people, which is a lot better than what you are with baseless accusations. We do what we are told, are mistakes made? yes, no body is perfect. So what have you done to help your fellow man?......jack ass!

theyarecomingforyou said,

Executed? Oh yeah, I forgot that the US is one of the few backwards countries that stills allows execution for crimes.

What punishment would you propose for murder? What would you do if someone walked into your home and slaughtered your family in cold blood? Eye for an eye, theres no excuse for the way that a murderer or a say a pedophile acts, and the punishment should fit the crime.

Beyon_Godlike said,

So american of you, willing to throw away your countries values based on emotion...no wonder the US is going down the toilet

Beyon_Godlike said,

So american of you, willing to throw away your countries values based on emotion...no wonder the US is going down the toilet

Beyon_Godlike said,

So american of you, willing to throw away your countries values based on emotion...no wonder the US is going down the toilet

Beyon_Godlike said,

Not really, terrorist organizations kill ppl, civilians, etc...Anon/whoever arent doin that, but the American military is - whos spreading more terror...

I guess nobody told you that nobody knows who Anon are which means they could be anyone from your neighbor to the Pope. For all we know, Osama was part of it himself. Don't make claims about what people you don't know do or don't do when not online.

Nihilus said,

Because without the American military the Taliban would rise up, overwhelm the entire of western civilisation and enslave us all?

I think not.


There is more to history than the last 5 years genius...