Anonymous hacktivists associated with Operation Last Resort (@OpLastResort) released a link via Twitter on Aug 23 alleged to contain the contact information for every employee of the Federal Reserve. The action comes tn response to claims made by the FBI that the leadership of Anonymous had been dismantled.
Contained in the tweet with the link to the data was the following taunt:
How's that, FBI? Game. Set. Match. and LULZ.
In addition to the Federal Reserve release, MinnPost reports Anonymous hacktivists also dumped a large amount of information liberated from what appear to be servers used by the FBI’s Regional Forensics Computer Laboratory (RFCL). A large amount of the information appears to have been scrubbed from computer files as early as January of this year. Such data can only be obtained with direct access to servers.
Last February, Anonymous hacked the U.S. Federal Reserve, and released login credentials and personal information belonging to 4,000 American banking executives as part of the ongoing campaign to reform computer crime law.
Earlier this week, the FBI claimed to have dismantled the leadership of the international hacktivist collective known as Anonymous, apparently unaware that the collective is without leaders. Given the latest development, it seems clear the FBI was premature in declaring victory over Anonymous. For all intents and purposes, Anonymous is alive and well, happy to once again humiliate the FBI, and doing it all for the lulz.
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