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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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  • What's their motive? (Score:0, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 11, 2012 @06:18AM (#42248938)

    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.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 11, 2012 @06:32AM (#42248984)

    The "lack of transparency kills people" is trite propaganda to keep the sheeple complacent unquestioning drones. I think these hackers are true patriots.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 11, 2012 @07:04AM (#42249116)

    That's just part of the line whole line is:

    "1","2004-08-11 17:43:14","595","thing of ","Try to determine if this is a person or a computer responding.","54041e7f42c444ce65298f70581d9b52"

    The corresponding items are:


    It's a database dump.

  • by girlintraining ( 1395911 ) on Tuesday December 11, 2012 @07:34AM (#42249228)

    Yeah, they have the password for the usernames of their website. You know, the one that has only public information. Wow, I'm so impressed. In other news, government and private-sector agencies use passwords to prevent people from randomly updating their public websites, which contain no sensitive or terribly interesting information. It's like saying I hacked the whitehouse because I was able to get into the e-mail account of one of the assistant junior staffer's intern's. woo, look at me! :\

    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.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 11, 2012 @09:02AM (#42249670)

    According to my 94 year old venerable grandmother we are not free anymore: there are too many laws and rules for anyone to understand what is legal and what is not.
    No need go back to ancient history to find out what a civilised society with less regulation would be like, ask your +90 elders. You will learn that poverty and misery would be abundant but the peoples would be freer economically (you could trade beef for chicken with your neighbours without risking a visit from the food police) but the peer pressure fueled by the churches would reduce moral freedoms .

  • by somersault ( 912633 ) on Tuesday December 11, 2012 @10:35AM (#42250264) Homepage Journal

    The original question was

    I wonder what it would be like to live in a world that simply relies and trusts in the goodness of your neighbors.

    I don't think that existed 100 years ago. I don't think that exists anywhere. Not in our society, nor in the animal world. Anything that trusts too much gets wiped out sooner or later.

    100 years ago the world may have been more free economically, but issues of race and gender were a lot worse than what we have in most of today's supposedly "civilised" society.

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