Hacktivist Group Anonymous Leaks 90,000 Military Emails from Military Contractor Booz Allen Hamilton
In what the hacker group has named
"Monday Military Meltdown", Anonymous hacked servers of the company Booz Allen Hamilton, which has military contracts with the United States government.
In the hacking, the unearthed 90,000 military email logins along with other data that they deemed unnecessary, so they wiped it from their servers. They also added "And last but not least we found maps and keys for various other treasure chests buried on the islands of government agencies, federal contractors and shady whitehat companies. This material surely will keep our blackhat friends busy for a while."
Anonymous said they targeted the military contacted company due to their alleged involvement in the SWIFT stating they were "acting as auditors of a government program, when that contractor is heavily involved with those same agencies on other contracts. Beyond that, the implication was also made that Booz Allen may be complicit in a program (electronic surveillance of SWIFT) that may be deemed illegal by the EC."
They also said they chose to attack this company simple because it was easy to do so stating "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."
To add insult to injury, the group left the military contractor with an invoice for what they called an "audit" totaling $310, due to how easy their work was.
They are now promising the biggest release of information in the past four years this week. This also just happens to coincide with the appeal of the extradition order given to Julian Assange.