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09 August 2011, 10:49

Anonymous dump 7.4 GB of US law enforcement web sites

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Anonymous flag As part of its Antisec campaign, Anonymous has dumped a 7.4 GB file on BitTorrent containing email, personal details, training videos and other data from around 70 law enforcement agencies in the US. The data mostly comes from 76 web sites from 11 states which were all hosted on the same server, owned by Brooks-Jeffrey Marketing (BJM).

The hackers had previously discovered a vulnerability which allowed them into the server and gave them access to information from some law enforcement agencies; BJM detected this and closed the sites down while it took action. That action appears to have been to install a new server and move the web hosting software with, said Anonymous, its backdoors, over to the new server. "In less than an hour, we rooted the new server and defaced all 70+ domains" said an Antisec statement. The statement also says that they left a backdoor in BJM's online store which made "involuntary donations" to the ACLU, EFF and Bradley Manning Support Network. The attack was apparently done "in solidarity with Topiary and the Anonymous PayPal LOIC defendants".

Other recent Antisec actions have included ones in Brazil and Ecuador. In another statement Anonymous and Lulzsec released 8 GB of documents related to Operation Satiagraha, a high profile corruption case involving bankers in Brazil, which, despite one conviction in 2008, has recently had the evidence in the case voided by the courts. The 8 GB of data appears to be some or all of this evidence. In Ecuador, after the Telecommunications Minister said the government would take action against Anonymous, the group released the personal details (names, dates of birth and officer numbers) of 45,000 police officers and employees.

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