Following attacks on U.S. government websites last weekend, Anonymous seems to have made a new "Operation Last Resort" .gov website strike Sunday night.
Anonymous appears to have published login and private information from over 4,000 American bank executive accounts in the name of its new Operation Last Resort campaign, demanding U.S. computer crime law reform.
Hackers have embedded a video statement on the homepage of a US government agency in response to the death of digital activist Aaron Swartz. Aaron Swartz who hanged himself in his Brooklyn apartment.
The statement – purportedly from hacktivist collective Anonymous – said Aaron Swartz had died because he “faced an impossible choice” and had been forced into “playing a game he could not win.”
Anonymous, a group of self-described Internet vigilante hackers took control of a government website on Saturday morning.
They left behind a manifesto demanding reform to the American justice system and threats to the free flow of information. They also protested the treatment of recently deceased founder of Reddit, Aaron Swartz who was accused by the government of hacking into an MIT computer.
Last time Anonymous plunged into MIT's servers, it was to set up a small memorial for Aaron Swartz. Today the whole homepage is defaced, and it's really just incoherent.
Where to begin? The defacement says LulzSec and Sabu are behind the attack, which is of course impossible.
Anonymous hackers have published more than 1.7 gigabytes’ worth of documents allegedly stolen from Azerbaijan’s Special State Protection Service (dmx.gov.az) on Par:AnoIA, a site belonging to the Anonymous Intelligence Agency.
The information leaked by the hacktivists doesn’t belong only to the Special State Protection Service, but also to other organizations linked to it, including ING Geneva, Sumato Energy, BNP Paribas, Taurus Petroleum and even security solutions provider Prolexic.