Ghostshell takes credit for extensive hack of government, private websites

By Antone Gonsalves CSO December 11, 2012

The hacktivist group Team Ghostshell took credit Monday for the release of 1.6 million accounts and records stolen from government and private organizations covering aerospace, law enforcement, the military, the defense industry and banking.

Among the organizations the group claimed to have stolen information included NASA’s Center For Advanced Engineering, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Information Network, the FBI’s Washington division in Seattle, the Federal Reserve and Interpol.

Taken from about 40 websites, the information is reported to have included usernames, email addresses, passwords, phone numbers, mailing lists, administrator account information and defense data.

The information was stored on the web in more than 140 uploads, and mirrored in multiple sites. The group listed on Pastebin URLs for the information, along with a lengthy rant on the operation they called ProjectWhiteFox.


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