Members of the hacktivist collective Anonymous Friday released two swaths of data related to government groups, current and former law enforcement agency employees, as well as details of forensics methodologies used in prosecuting computer crimes.
Anonymous said the data release was in retaliation for the harsh penalties being meted out to members of its group for activities that it characterized not as crimes, but rather “electronic civil disobedience.”
“As part of our ongoing effort to expose and humiliate our white hat enemies, we targeted a Special Agent Supervisor of the CA Department of Justice in charge of computer crime investigations,” according to an Anonymous statement released via Pastebin. “We are leaking over 38,000 private emails which contain detailed computer forensics techniques, investigation protocols, as well as highly embarrassing personal information.” The stolen data was released via Tor and BitTorrent.
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