After hacking up government websites last week, and the week before, Anonymous has pulled off another hack to push their agenda of reforming computer crime law in the wake of Aaron Swartz's suicide. This time, they've leaked names, addresses, and other information about over 4,000 bank executives. And they did it all on a government site.
The leak—which is still posted on the official Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center website as of this writing—is another another arm of Operation Last Resort. Until now the project has involved plenty of threats but no actual leaks. The leaked info includes titles, addresses, phone numbers, emails, ID numbers, and hashed passwords of the affected bank executives, and while that may seem sort of tangentially related to computer crime reform, that's how Anonymous has been spinning it.
So far there's been no official response to the leak from the parties affected, but there's little reason to believe that all that information is fabricated. Anonymous has been on a pretty successful run of defacing government websites, and it looks like it isn't going to end any time soon. Sure, this hack isn't quite as happy-go-lucky as their last, but it's definitely a pretty serious accomplishment. And you can bet this isn't the end of it. [ZDNet]