Anonymous releases 8 Gb of data from Italy's cyber police

The well known hacker group Anonymous has reportedly struck again and this time the group has apparently unleashed a ton of data related to Italy's version of the cyber police. As reported by Gizmodo, a hacker with links to the Anonymous group has reportedly released a whopping 8 Gb file that contains tons of info from CNAIPIC, the organization in charge of Italy's cyber defenses.

According to a statement the info contained in the CNAIPIC data leak includes info about a number of other organizations from around the world. That includes the US; the hacker claims the leak has sensitive info from "US Department of agriculture and hundreds of attorneys and DOJ accounts" along "hundreds" of other US government agencies and the Exxon oil company. The Anonymous hacker further claims, "This corrupted organization gathered all the evidence from the seized property of suspected computer professional entertainers and utilized it over many years to conduct illegal operations with foreign intelligence agencies and oligarchy to facilitate their lust for power and money, they never used obtained evidence to really support ongoing investigations."

The story speculates that the data leak is related to a series of raids in Italy earlier this month which resulted in the arrests of a number of people with suspected ties to Aonymous. In today's message the hacker claims that this massive leak is just the beginning, saying that this is a "prerelease of a series we are going to make to reveal the biggest in history of European LE cyber operation Evidence exploitation and abuse."

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LulzSec and Anonymous are two different beasts. LulzSec caused us all some trouble because they just stirred up a stink over nothing and hacked a bunch of companies under the guise of "you guys need to tighten up". This directed a lot of attention towards the regular joe, unrelated internet pirates, and so forth.

Anonymous is more political. Their actions, while maybe not condoned, seem to be coming from good intentions. If what they do causes governments to be more concerned with corruption and less concerned with trying to stomp out internet piracy (which is basically like the U.S. going into Vietnam), then I'll say it's worthwhile.

Apparently this site is full of criminals. How do some of you live with yourselves? It's complete bs if you think what they are doing is good.

jd100 said,
Apparently this site is full of criminals. How do some of you live with yourselves? It's complete bs if you think what they are doing is good.

No one where does! Who here said they were supporting the illegal foreign intelligence agencies and their correspondence on my tax dollar?

OHH wait, you meant US, the forum members! Yeah, we are anonymous. All of us. working as cyber criminals who have no remorse to bring you information like this. Yup.

I think its complete bs that governments can be deeply corrupted and the people fed lies while taxes rise.

What the hell are "suspected computer professional entertainers"?? I have images of IT guys balancing laptops on their noses.

I Dont see it really as dangerous or causing havoc. Most of the stuff these kids would have access to is not important, and no wars will be started because of it. I mean really does anyone even download the stuff they put out? has anything sensational ever come of it? it doesnt even hit the news.

Shea J said,
I Dont see it really as dangerous or causing havoc. Most of the stuff these kids would have access to is not important, and no wars will be started because of it. I mean really does anyone even download the stuff they put out? has anything sensational ever come of it? it doesnt even hit the news.
Absolutely people download it. I took a glimpse at one of the data sets that lulz put out just to see what it contained. I dug a little deeper and found out there were plenty of people using the info it contained to cause malice. That was as far as I went but to answer your question, yes plenty of people download the data. They sometimes release the numbers of downloads and it's usually fairly high.

And it because it doesn't hit the liberal government controlled media is no surprise.

Neowinians seem to be changing there stance on hacktivists... finally. If you check some older posts everyone is against anon n lulzsec but now your supporting them. Yay

Great! they should focus on LATAM (if not yet) countries as well, the security is really lame and the oligarchy is on the wild!
Release all info, many govs must be down, they serve a few instead of the masses... Release'em!

Viva la Vida!

This is the kind of stuff that starts wars. Countries have secrets for a reason. Anonymous is going to create havok all across the world. I hope they all get locked up.

I think it's a perfectly good time to have havoks around the world right about now to clean up all the banksters.

shamburg said,
This is the kind of stuff that starts wars. Countries have secrets for a reason. Anonymous is going to create havok all across the world. I hope they all get locked up.

While I don't want a war, people is getting tired of corruption, it's a matter of time unfortunately.

KSib said,
Dunno, but there sure do seem to be a lot of places with some relatively loose security.

Anon/lulzsec had their own website hacked by other hacker... So they are nothing but hypocrites.

It sounds like some of these Anonymous hackers have access to some powerful network switches / routers on the net and are intercepting/logging anything/everything going through them.

awesome, keep it comming ... release some info on ties between govn and isp used in spying on people and other irregularities ..... RELEASE THEM ALLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!

viva la revolution !!!

(on a side note: while this is neat, are the agencies affected upgrading/updating/closing the used back doors (if found)?

zeta_immersion said,

(on a side note: while this is neat, are the agencies affected upgrading/updating/closing the used back doors (if found)?

They should be... it's stupid if their data is breached using the same back door twice...

trumphil said,
Maybe you should explain those who are outside US, what is DOJ? I can only guess it's Department of Justice, right?

That's correct.