Data relating to private contractors to the US government and a satellite networking manufacturer has been breached and published by a group claiming to be Anonymous.
What is claimed to be a legitimate hack and post, the pastebin
post features a number of links to backups of data dumps. In its statement, the hacktivists said that “that this is truly a real official legitimate trademarked op used by none other than the registered members of the group”. Pointing the finger at the US government for actions against hacktivists and hackers, it said that the action was in memory of hackers and 600,000 record sets have been leaked “as a preview”.
It said: “Making sure we send a strong message to the US Government that we have the rest of the data from the network, that is in terms of millions [of] documents. This release is comprised of: thousands of accounts, tens of thousands of orders from certain bodies, hundreds of thousands of details both shipping and serial numbering on its hardware components with buyers and strategic positioning, additional tracking information that was placed on the website beforehand and recorded all of the persons and organisations along with other detailed descriptions of those interested in purchasing which component – the list ranges from private contractors throughout the world to specific governments.
“Since this is meant to also embarrass them, we will also be leaking the list of their menu food and the type of drugs/medicine they have stockpiled. Everything to the sweetest detail. Bon’a’petit!”
It called this is a protest against the United States Government and all of its actions towards hacktivists and hackers alike, saying “you criticise us for breaking other people’s privacy, yet you do it millions of times more, you go out and tell everyone how there are massive numbers of organised criminal syndicates, yet you clearly have more”.