[ISN] Anonymous hacks Bureau of Justice, leaks 1.7GB of data

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 01:38:18 -0500 (CDT)

By Emil Protalinski
Zero Day
ZDNet May 21, 2012

The hacktivist group Anonymous claims to have leaked 1.7GB of data 
belonging to the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The 
file, which has been uploaded as a torrent and posted on The Pirate Bay, 
reportedly contains internal e-mails as well as the website’s “entire 
database dump.”

It remains to be seen if there’s anything incriminating in this leak. 
After all, the BJS is simply a federal government agency belonging to 
the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that collects, analyzes, and 
publishes data relating to crime in the U.S. (including hacker attacks).

As you can see in the video above, the group also claims the BJS took 
down its website in response to the attack. By then it was supposedly 
too late. Here’s the video’s transcript of the English part:


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