Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New hacker attack against the Pentagon by Anonymous

Another coup for the group of hackers Anonymous, who published Monday a list of email addresses and passwords that its "hackers" say they have looted from the network of Booz Allen Hamilton, a firm that advises such the U.S. Department of Defense. Anonymous said it had posted more than 90,000 addresses stolen from a Booz Allen Hamilton unprotected server.

"Anonymous says he removed four gigabytes of source code, revealing information that could help them attack the U.S. government and its contractors," said the security firm Sophos on his blog, saying that the real victim of this intrusion was "the U.S. government." Booz Allen Hamilton confirmed Tuesday afternoon to have suffered an "unlawful attacks against its computer system." "We are conducting a comprehensive review of the nature and extent of the attack.

For now, we do not believe that the attack has gone beyond the data related to a learning management agency government, "she said in a statement. A "threat" against NATO The company said it had a policy not to disclose this kind of topics, but decided this time to waive the rule seen any "publicity" given to the incident.

The Anonymous group is seen by NATO as a "threat" because of the risk of hacking or lock it poses to computer systems of the Atlantic Alliance. Sometimes called "Robin Hood" computer, Anonymous has become known including attacks against the sites of American credit cards Visa and MasterCard, in response to their decision to block payments to the publishing site of confidential information WikiLeaks .

This organization has already been referred to police operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy.

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