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[ISN] Anonymous Hacked FEMA, Leaked Hundreds of Email Addresses
By Derek Mead
July 17, 2013
Anonymous breached FEMA servers and pulled information on hundreds of
agency contacts worldwide. According to the hacker collective, it was in
response to Homeland Security training exercises that centered on a
fictional version of the hacker collective. In a document containing
non-sensitive data pulled from FEMA's system, Anonymous wrote that the
attack was designed as a reminder that it would continue to fight against
government efforts to police the internet.
The document, which was sent to me from a Tormail account this morning and
since been released online, contains a dump of email addresses and contact
info for hundreds of contacts: police and fire departments nationwide, FBI
special agents, a "Bioterrorism Coordinator Chair," scores of private
contractors, and some international contacts at agencies concerned with
police work, counterterror efforts, and disaster response.
The dump contains a table of user IDs and MD5 hashes of corresponding
passwords, presumably for DHS's Integrated Security and Access Control
System. Also included is a small set of what appears to be descriptions of
training exercises (sample title: "Monitoring Weather Conditions and
Taking Necessary Precautions") that date from 2004-2007.
"Anonymous has purposefully redacted logins, passwords, SSNs and other
details that might genuinely endanger the United States from this
document, our intent is not to harm, merely to issue a firm warning," the
document's intro states.
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