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"AntiSec" Continues, Defense Contractor Hacked

DATA LOSS—U.S.

July 12, 2011

The hacker group Anonymous claims to have released the e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords of 90,000 military personnel that it accessed through a defense contractor's server. This breach is the latest in a cyber attack campaign the group calls "AntiSec," targeting companies for insufficient data protection, reports Forbes. Anonymous scrambled the passwords before releasing them and claims the company was using an encryption method that many consider inadequate. A tweet by Booz Allen Hamilton said the company doesn't generally "comment on specific threats or actions taken against our systems," and the Department of Defense said it's aware of the incident and is "coordinating with our federal partners."
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