Hackers Post Private Data From More Than 4,000 U.S. Bank Executives

By Michael Kelley

Hackers affiliated with Anonymous seem to have published information from more than 4,000 American bank executive accounts on a government website last night, Violet Blue of ZDNet reports.

The alleged hack is part of its new "Operation Last Resort" campaign, which defaced two .gov websites last week to protest the prosecution of hacktivist Aaron Swartz.

The hackers are calling for reform of U.S. computer crime law (specifically the 1984 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act) after Swartz, 26, committed suicide on January 11 in the midst of an aggressive prosecution for allegedly downloading millions of academic articles from JSTOR.

The hackers published a spreadsheet on the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center website that appears to contain login information, credentials, IP addresses, and contact information of current American bank executives.

An account associated with Anonymous tweeted: Blue notes that the banker information could be connected to Federal Reserve computers, which host the primary U.S. network for high value, time-critical and international payments (called Fedline).

Last weekend hackers took background control of multiple .gov sites as they turned the U.S. Sentencing Commission website and the U.S. Probation Office for the state of Michigan website into games of asteroids.

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David Finn

Every one is running scared and obama is most afraid. But guess what, with the way bankers have been acting with our money whether our deposits or our tax dollars they have stolen in the bail out, it serves them right. Maybe they will put some more save guards, in place to prevent hacking of banks.

February 19 2013 at 7:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hack me **** heads

February 05 2013 at 2:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

maybe they can find out where obama was born and all his hidden agenda files he so closely guards

February 05 2013 at 1:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Good, keep it up Anonymous!

February 05 2013 at 12:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

they need to post this information about congress and high government officials next....please?

February 05 2013 at 8:51 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to scottee's comment

The people taking this in to their own hands. I suspect things will get a lot more heated in time to come. Maybe its about time. The abuse is off the charts. How we stood for it this long is beyond me

February 05 2013 at 10:38 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

We already have that. Public criminal records.

February 05 2013 at 11:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm still waiting to here from our Government exactly how the 2008 bailout money to Wall Street banks and Investment institutions was spent, who profited the most, and whether or not ALL of the money that was handed out initially, has been repaid.

February 05 2013 at 8:29 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

A new brand of revolution LA VIVA REVOLCION!

February 04 2013 at 3:51 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Kali's comment

Que viva!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 04 2013 at 8:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Remember there is way to much information out there on everybody. Just like the New York Times did a few weeks ago on gun owners. The new obummer care laws make a lot more stuff available to people. There are question the doctors are to ask you that has nothing to do with your health or visit which goes into a government data base.

February 04 2013 at 2:50 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Koz's comment

Koz you are so right. Thanks for pointing that out. Excellent comment

February 04 2013 at 9:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I guess this is one way to get transparency into the corruption and how pervasive it has become. I'm surprised the conglomerate owned media even reported this at all. I bet they are all connected. Keep it coming people. The truth is the only place to start from, when finding a better way. And man do we need a better way. NOW!

February 04 2013 at 1:58 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply