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Shortly after the hackers with the AntiSec online activist campaign announced the release of about 90,000 military e-mail addresses and other data purloined from Booz Allen Hamilton, AntiSec followers on Twitter were anticipating a second data dump.
The latest attack in the infamous "#antisec" movement targeted Booz Allen Hamilton, a consulting firm who works with the US government. Anonymous claims to have infiltrated an unprotected server and were able to steal a significant amount of data.
They claim to have released email addresses belonging to more than 90,000 US military personnel. While many folks downplay the significance of the attack and say "It's only email addresses", these particular email addresses may have more value than it would appear.
On Friday, AnonymousIRC tweeted it was Happy Hacker Independence Day and dumped information from IRC Federal, a contractor for the FBI and other government agencies, to celebrate their holiday with a F**k FBI Friday.
The Turkish Government is the latest vicitim of project AntiSec with an unknown group of attackers defacing 74 .gov.tr domains and uploading a torrent dump on The Pirate Bay. The group has decided that today will be Turkish Takedown Thursday. From the Torrent release notes:
Our vessel recently encountered a Turkish Government frigate, a chance we could not not let pass. So we simply boarded their vessel (no need to fire any cannons, mind you, they never found out what happened until just now). and collected some booty.