Following the weekend’s attack on U.S. government contractor IRC Federal, hacker group Anonymous rolled on with another, this time hitting Booz Allen Hamilton, consultants to the Department of Defense and National Security Administration. The results of the attack dubbed #MilitaryMeltdownMonday yielded 90,000 leaked private e-mails and four GB of source code erased from the Booz servers.
Of the more interesting tidbits discovered by the hackers is Booz’s in-development software that would allow security teams to direct social media chatter with “sock puppet” identities.
With the frequency of attacks picking up, Anonymous has all but promised more with the information discovered by the Booz attack. “[We] found maps and keys for various other treasure chests buried on the islands of government agencies, federal contractors and shady whitehat companies,” Anonymous wrote in a press release. “This material surely will keep our blackhat friends busy for a while.
[via ReadWriteWeb and Anonymous]