The hackers behind the year-end attack on the security consulting firm Stratfor have struck again, although this time it appears they are just out for a few laughs.
A "foreign intelligence service" may be exploiting data revealed by a computer hacking group on U.S. intelligence and military officials, a cyber analyst said.
AntiSec, part of the larger hacking organization Anonymous, disclosed information on officials and former officials who subscribe to Stratfor, which provides clients with analysis of national and international affairs. The data include e-mail addresses and other personal data, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.
Stratfor, a global intelligence firm based in Austin, Texas recently became the latest victim of the online hacker collective Anonymous after their servers were breached over the Christmas weekend and information was stolen. Up until now the website of the security think tank remains offline, with the AntiSec arm of Anonymous claiming full responsibility.
A Boston Police Department website was hacked. At least 2,000 names and passwords have been posted online. The group claiming responsibility said they support the Occupy Boston movement.
Boston Police are warning some of their members that usernames and passwords were compromised. The investigation into who hacked the system was widening and the F.B.I. was brought in to assist.
Nokia has issued a statement confirming that the security of its developer forum website was compromised by an attacker who successfully obtained a database table with user account information. Nokia has taken down its developer community site while it conducts further analysis. The attack exploited a SQL injection vulnerability in the website's forum software.