Bernanke got hacked!
Are authorities sure it wasn't Jimmy Rogers and James Grant?
Though Anonymous claimed responsibility on Sunday during the Super Bowl, the Fed didn't confirm the attack until late yesterday, finally admitting it involved a database that belongs to the St. Louis Fed Emergency Communications System.
Sensitive data on more than 4,000 banking officials was compromised. And in spite of the Fed’s attempts to minimize the damage, security experts say the hack poses serious risks.
Jon Waldmanm, vice-president of professional services at Secure Banking Solutions told ZDNet: “The Federal Reserve is simply incorrect by saying there’s not account details on the list. I’ve seen that list and it is absolutely rife with account details.”
According to The Banker's Advocate, ECS is the emergency communications system for seventeen states, with plans to add seven new states this year. ECS estimates it holds 40 percent of America's state-chartered banks as its users.
Sensitive information on thousands at state-charter banks and credit unions—including login information, credentials, IP addresses, and contact information—was listed in a spreadsheet and posted to a government site, then announced and claimed by the "Operation Last Resort" faction of Anonymous.
The page—with URL filename "oops-we-did-it-again"—remained accessible into early Monday morning PST. A cached version of the page was still available as of Tuesday afternoon, as well as a copy of the raw text placed on Pastebin at the time of the attack.
Anonymous posted the following messages on Twitter during the Super Bowl.
We note that the Federal Reserve minidrop earlier was just a counter-distraction to the superbowl distraction. We await the DOJ's statement.— OpLastResort (@OpLastResort) February 4, 2013
Flashback: ANONYMOUS Targets The Fed
Video Communication #1 - Bernanke Must Step Down
On Monday ZDNet reported:
Anonymous published login and private information from over 4000 American bank executivesas part of Operation Last Resort, demanding US computer crime law reform.
This is NOT the first time:
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