Reuters reports that Anonymous, a well known hacker’s organization, has recently intruded and stole secret data from US Government database, including Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services. The campaign started last December and lasted about one year, before detected in October.
“As part of their alleged scheme, they stole military data and personal identifying information belonging to servicemen and women. Such conduct endangers the security of our country and is an affront to those who serve”: announced Paul Fishman, the New Jersey US attorney.
The activists launched the process through Adobe Systems Inc’s software, pilfered data and left by using great amount of computers, confusing govs. As Reuters informs that attacks must be “a widespread problem that should be addressed.” And many more agencies could be among suffers.
The investigators believe that attack’ continuing and worn about dubbed attempts. Meanwhile, authorities keep gathering information on cyber campaign supporting administrators on how to determine infected machines.
The FBI declined to elaborate.
It said that the main hackers’ target included budgeting information and personal details on thousands of people including military personnel. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’ confirms on at least 104000 employees, family members and other associated with Department of Energy personal information, about 20000 bank accounts.
According to officials British resident has been charged for allegedly breaking into thousands of American government computer systems resulting millions of dollars losses. Lauri Love, 28, of Stradishall, England, captured by Cyber Crime Unit of The National Crime Agency (NCA) at his residence on October, 25.
The suspects began their attack via security flaw in Adobe’s ColdFusion software, which is used to build websites. As a company spokesman informed that majority of attacks involving its software that haven’t been updated with the latest security patches.
The Anonymous hackers’ organization conducted numerous of attacks on global web and personal users as well. Among its suffers eBay’s Inc, PayPal and thousands of organizations around the world. Mostly it targets personal data and bank accounts of individuals and companies.
Among other reasons of recent attempt overzealous prosecution of hackers, including the lengthy penalties sought for Aaron Swartz, a well-known computer programmer and Internet activist who killed himself before a trial.
Despite numerous of breaches haven’t being detected as it’s a widespread problem.