[ISN] U.S. Government Online Security Website Hacked

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 03:04:39 -0600 (CST)

By John Ribeiro
IDG News
Jan 24, 2012

Hackers under the AntiSec banner appeared to have hacked late Monday the 
website of OnGuardOnline.gov, the U.S. federal government's online 
security website, in protest against controversial legislation.

In a message on the OnGuardOnline website and on Pastebin, the hackers 
threatened "a relentless war against the corporate internet", destroying 
what it said would be "dozens upon dozens" of government and company 
websites, if the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA), Protect IP Act (PIPA) 
and Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) are passed.

It also threatened to dump emails, passwords, bank accounts, and other 
information from the hacked websites. "We are sitting on hundreds of 
rooted servers getting ready to drop all your mysql dumps and mail 
spools," the Anonymous-affiliated hacker group said.

OnGuardOnline.gov is a partnership of fourteen federal agencies managed 
by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).


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