Anonymous hackers associated with the AntiSec movement have raided defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton.
As expected, the successful hack and extract operation yielded shiny stacks of digital booty that is likely to highly embarrass the multi-billion dollar corporation.
“In this line of work you’d expect them to sail the seven proxseas with a state- of-the-art battleship, right? Well, you may be as surprised as we were when we found their vessel being a puny wooden barge,” the AntiSec hackers stated in an official communiqué.
“[So], we infiltrated a server on their network that basically had no security measures in place. We [ran] our own app, which turned out to be a shell and began plundering some booty. Most shiny is probably a list of roughly 90,000 military emails and password hashes (md5, non-salted of course). We added the complete sqldump, compressed ~50mb, for a good measure.”
Additional goodies include the extraction/deletion of 4GB of source code, along with “maps and keys” for various other treasure chests “buried on the islands” of government agencies, federal contractors and “shady” whitehat companies.
“You would think the words ‘Expect Us’ [may] have been enough to prevent another epic security fail, wouldn’t you? Well, you’d be wrong. And thanks to the gross incompetence at Booz Allen Hamilton, probably all military personnel of the U.S. will now have to change their passwords.”
Unsurprisingly, AntiSec also included a brief synopsis of the alleged “revolving-door conflict of interest” between Booz Allen and the United States government in their communiqué.
“Tim Shorrock of Democracy Now! referred to such people as John M. McConnell, R. James Woolsey, Jr., and James R. Clapper, all of whom have gone back and forth between government and industry – Booz Allen in particular.
“[This] may present the appearance that certain government contractors receive undue or unlawful business from the government [and] exert undue or unlawful influence on government. [As you may recall], Booz Allen was a sub-contractor with two programs at the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) called Trailblazer and Pioneer Groundbreaker,” the latter of which involves warrantless wiretapping in post-9/11 America.