Hacker outfit Anonymous has published 90,000 military e-mail addresses and passwords as part of a project called “Military Meltdown Monday.”
According to Epoch Times, the email data was found after someone hacked into the networks of government contracting and consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton.
During the hack, they found a list of roughly 90,000 military e-mails and password hashes, 4gb of source code, and “maps and keys for various other treasure chests buried on the islands of government agencies, federal contractors and shady whitehat companies”.
While we doubt that the buried treasure will include pieces of eight, there is a fair bit of information leaked that the US government would not want to see the light of day.
Anonymous claims that Booz Allen was involved with several government surveillance and intelligence-gathering programmes which might be illegal.
It also implies that several of Booz Allen’s executives, who are former members of the National Security Agency, managed to curry favour with the government illegally in their private business efforts.
Anonymous’ Sabu tweeted that this is the first of “two of the biggest releases for Anonymous in the last four years.”
AntiSec is a collaborative movement between hacker groups to attack and steal confidential information from major governments and corporations.