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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