Anonymous leaks 1.7GB worth of Bureau of Justice data

The Anonymous group isn't afraid to mess with the big guys, and they are at it again. This time, releasing 1.7GB worth of data from the United States Bureau of Justice, including the entire database of the organization, as well as internal emails.

It's not clear what the intent was here, with the Bureau of Justice being a small part of the US Department of Justice that provides statistics relating to crime in the United States. The post over at AnonNews doesn't enlighten much about the hack either, however it seems the release is the group expressing it's disdain of the US government.

We're not entirely sure what's in the archive, that's popped up on popular torrent sites, past a database and internal emails, but it could well be personal details of criminals in the United States. The Department of Justice admitted today to RT that one or more users had accessed a server belonging to them and that they were performing an investigation.

Other major releases by Anonymous have included the leak of Symantec code to the internet, as well as the release of a DOJ investigators internal emails. Anonymous also performed a denial of service attack on the DoJ website earlier this year in response to Megaupload being taken offline.

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