In more cyber news, defense contracting giant Booz Allen Hamiliton's networks were apparently breached by the raucous online collective, Anonymous, who proceeded to release more than 90,000 military e-mail addresses and passwords from an unprotected server. Wait a second, an unprotected server at a company positioning itself as a cyber security expert? PR fail.
Anonymous feels the same way, writing this little ditty at the famed/infamous file sharing site, The Pirate Bay, about the irony of a cyber security company being hacked so easily:
"So in this line of work you'd expect them to sail the seven proxseas with a state-of-the-art battleship, right?" Anonymous said, using pirate jargon and playing off a reference to proxy computer servers.BAH was targeted on Anonymous' "Meltdown Monday", a part of it's antisec, or anti-security campaign.
"Well, you may be as surprised as we were when we found their vessel being a puny wooden barge," the message continued. "We infiltrated a server in their network that basically had no security measures in place."
Keep in mind that this isn't the first time Anonymous has hacked a security company. Earlier this year, the group attacked one of the companies hired by the federal government to go after it, forcing the resignation of the firm's CEO after it was revealed that the company was almost as shady as a bunch of illegal hackers. Ouch.
Ahh, the hive.
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