Anonymous has taken credit for a confirmed breach of security at the U.S. Department of Justice.
“Today we are releasing 1.7 GB of data that used to belong to the United States Bureau of Justice, until now,” reads an Anonymous press release. “Within the booty you may find lots of shiny things such as internal emails, and the entire database dump.”
Just in case there was any doubt, a DOJ spokesperson has confirmed that Anonymous did access a server that hosts the Department’s statistical data.
Anonymous released the data dump online via their usual torrent-based delivery system.
The Department of Justice hasn’t yet confirmed what data the hackers were able to access or when the breach took place. The Department of Justice is, however, looking into whether or not the hackers violated computer usage laws.
This Anonymous breach and data dump comes just days after an apparent Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against the Chicago Police Department‘s website during this weekend’s anti-NATO summit protests.
Here is the full press release and a video from Anonymous…
We are Anonymous.
Today we are releaseing 1.7GB of data that used to belong to the United States Bureau of Justice, until now.
Within the booty you may find lots of shiny things such as internal emails, and the entire database dump.
We Lulzed as they took the website down after being owned, clearly showing they were scared of what
We do not stand for any government or parties, we stand for freedom of people, freedom of speech and freedom of information.
We are releasing data to spread information, to allow the people to be heard and to know the corruption in their government. We are releasing it to end the corruption that exists, and truly make those who are being oppressed free.
The price we pay very often is our own freedom. The price governments pay is the exposure of their corruption and the truth being revealed, for the truth will set us free in the end.
So once more we call on you. Hackers, activists, and freedom fighters; join us in our struggle against these corporate
- Anonymous Claims Massive Leak of U.S. Department of Justice Data [Video] (gawker.com)
- Anonymous releases 1.7GB of data following new Department of Justice hack (thenextweb.com)
- Anonymous Leaks Bureau Of Justice Database (webpronews.com)
- Monday Mail Mayhem: Anonymous leaks 1.7 GB of Justice Dept data (EndtheLie.com)