QUITE AN IMPRESSIVE HACK

Stunning evidence of the US military’s involvement in Anonymous arrived on August 9th — just eleven days before the book debuted.
In order to understand how significant this connection really is, let’s first examine the hacking incident a little more deeply.
Two days after these 4,600 different Federal Reserve executives’ accounts were hacked, ZDNet revealed how vast in scope this operation really was.
At the time, no one had any idea that an alliance of patriotic oath-keepers within the US military might be involved in this unprecedented event:
After Anonymous posted sensitive credentials of over 4,600 banking executives to a government Web site on Super Bowl Sunday, the Federal Reserve acknowledged the attack in a Tuesday morning statement to affected individuals and press.
However, while a spokesperson from the Federal Reserve told The Huffington Post that Anonymous’ claim to the hack’s importance was “overstated,” information security professionals that serve financial institutions are saying the exact opposite—and are not best pleased with the Federal Reserve.
ZDNet has now learned that the compromised and exposed database belongs to The St. Louis Fed Emergency Communications System.
Update February 6, 1:45pm PST: Chris Wysopal, CTO and co-founder at Veracode, unpacked the hack and calls it “a spearphishing bonanza” and “the most valuable account dump by quality I have seen in a while”in the post Stolen Data Headers From The Federal Reserve Hack.
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