Booz Allen Hamilton is a massive American consulting firm that does a substantial amount of work for the Pentagon. This means they've got a lot of military business on their servers—which Anonymous hacked. Today they've leaked it.
The leak, dubbed 'Military Meltdown Monday,' includes 90,000 logins of military personnel—including personnel from US CENTCOM, SOCOM, the Marine Corps, various Air Force facilities, Homeland Security, State Department staff, and what looks like private sector contractors. Their correspondences could include exchanges with Booz Allen's highly brassy staff of retired defense folk: current execs include three former Directors of National Intelligence and one former head of the CIA. Anon was also kind enough to gut 4 GB of source code from Booz Allen's servers. Anon cites the firm's alleged complicity in the SWIFT financial monitoring program as at least partial motive for the attack.
Along with the email release is something of a hacked grabbag:
Additionally we found some related datas on different servers we got access to after finding credentials in the Booz Allen System. We added anything which could be interesting.
And last but not least we found maps and keys for various other treasure chests buried on the islands of government agencies, federal contractors and shady whitehat companies. This material surely will keep our blackhat friends busy for a while
We'll have to wait a bit to see the extent to which Anonymous has compromised some delicate defense mysteries, if any. At any rate, it's a big chunk of egg in the face of a company tasked with doing the Pentagon's work for it in the interest of our safety. A company whose servers had, in Anon's words, "basically...no security measures in place."
Booz Allen Hamilton has not responded to our request for a comment on the leak.
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