Anonymous Releases The Email/Password Combinations Of 90k Military Employees

Brad Chacos

The LulzSec ship may have sailed off into the sunset, but Anonymous lives on and continues hitting government and corporate targets while flying the flag of the #AntiSec movement. After laying the smack down on the Arizona police and IRC Federal last week, Anonymous' hit the servers of military contractors Booz Allen Hamilton. In an stunning display of jackassery that proves that Anon does not, in fact, support our troops, the group released a torrent containing 90,000 military email addresses and passwords that it swiped from BAH's databases.

Anonymous announced the creation of the torrent on its OperationLeakS Twitter account : "A wild release appears: http://bit.ly/pcOk4H It's Military Meltdown Monday! Booz Allen Hamilton pwned for ~90,000 military email/pw #AntiSec." Eweek reports the torrent contained address/password combos from several branches of the armed forces, including the Marine Corps, the Air Force, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, and more.

The shady hacking collective taunted Booz Allen Hamilton with nautical references in its description of the torrent . Even though the military contractor is engaged in critical work with the government, Anon says their cyber defenses were pitiful. "So in this line of work you'd expect them to sail the seven proxseas with a state- of-the-art battleship, right? Well you may be as surprised as we were when we found their vessel being a puny wooden barge." They then began erasing source code and "plundering booty," such as the email addresses and various "maps and keys for various other treasure chests buried on the islands of government agencies, federal contractors and shady whitehat companies."

Some people call Anonymous hackers with a cause, but this new "treasure trove" doesn't sit well with us. Regardless of what you think of US policies, don't the individual servicemen have enough people targeting them already?

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