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GhostShell Hackers Release Data From Exploiting NASA, FBI, ESA 124

An anonymous reader writes "The Register is reporting that the hacking collective GhostShell has announced it has [dumped] around 1.6 million account details purloined from government, military, and industry. The [hacking] group said in a statement: 'we have prepared a juicy release of 1.6 million accounts/records from fields such as aerospace, nanotechnology, banking, law, education, government, military, all kinds of wacky companies & corporations working for the department of defense, airlines and more.'"
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GhostShell Hackers Release Data From Exploiting NASA, FBI, ESA

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  • by ae1294 ( 1547521 ) on Tuesday December 11, 2012 @06:33AM (#42248988) Journal

    I'm confused about what their motive is... Is it to endanger American citizens? Reveal military tactics and endanger soldier's lives? Is it to further corrupt a country that is hanging by a thread? I see no purpose to these hacks other than to gloat around anonymously and/or to endanger people.

    It's all for the Lulz....

  • by somersault ( 912633 ) on Tuesday December 11, 2012 @06:33AM (#42248992) Homepage Journal

    Some men just want to watch the world burn.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 11, 2012 @07:36AM (#42249238)

    Is it really appropriate to call someone a dimwit when you appear to be functionally illiterate?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 11, 2012 @07:45AM (#42249272)

    Which problems were you encountering?

    For a period of at least several hours, clicking on any link to a story simply loaded you back on the front page.
    Mods, quit wasting your points giving -1's to people complaining about the site not working properly. The OP in this thread did not deserve to be modded as "Flamebait", give it an Offtopic if you're that pissed about it.

  • by TapeCutter ( 624760 ) on Tuesday December 11, 2012 @07:47AM (#42249284) Journal
    "sheeple" - If you think the government is bad now, it would be a lot worse if people who use that term had any real power.
  • by Jah-Wren Ryel ( 80510 ) on Tuesday December 11, 2012 @08:15AM (#42249392)

    Also, Protip: Don't embarass one of the few agencies in the world with the resources and inclination to track you down (ie, the NSA). They basically built a whole second internet to track all the traffic on the first internet, and then built a giant super data warehouse to warehouse all the other warehouses. Not exactly the kind of people who's cheerios you want to piss in.

    I'm happy someone is doing it. The day no one is willing to tweek the nose of power is the day the human race stops being human.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 11, 2012 @08:25AM (#42249456)


    Look its all good and all that you are 'leet' hacker. Did you scrub the data? Or did you dump it in the raw because that would entailed too much work? What I am asking is did you screw up someones life. Other than some admins who did not know about your exploits or maybe has no power to fix it? Did you notify the agencies involved (least the ones who do not throw a fit)? Or did you just dump the data out?

    So you broke into NASA. Nice. They now have to take money that is already low and spend it on infrastructure instead of science. Way to go bonehead.

    So you broke into FBI. Yeah, those guys react oh so well to having someone b&e. You have earned yourself a special agent whos job it is to find you and lock you up.

    Or maybe you just did it because you are an ass who just wants people to look at them and pay attention to how screechy they are. Hey maybe on the other hand you would be a perfect politician. But good luck with that and "I was arrested for hacking" on your record. The 'sheeple' will see that and ignore you.

  • by Threni ( 635302 ) on Tuesday December 11, 2012 @08:40AM (#42249554)

    Who mentioned the NSA? Apart from you, I mean?

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