... that they seem to be more concerned about having their website defaced than private data stolen from it.
Anonymous-affiliated hackers dropped a 1.7GB torrent of data onto file-sharing networks on Monday after hacking into the US Bureau of Justice Statistics. The leaked files purportedly include "internal emails" as as well as other files supposedly culled from other compromised databases at the BJS, the US government agency that …
Since the compromised server was used primarily for the storage and dissemination of public data, I'd hope that they'd be most concerned with verifying that the data was not altered, rather than that it was taken.
I'd also expect the DoJ not to release specific details about what they're actually doing for damage control, and they haven't.
So I'm not sure exactly what you're actually worried about.
Are Anonymous really in any position to accuse anyone of corruption? I mean they basically use their influence to disrupt the systems of people and agencies with whom they have personal grievances regardless of how poor the justification may be and will happily attack weaker, collateral targets to make a point when they're powerless against the real cause of their chagrin (the DDoS against Virgin Media for following a court order being a fine example).
Remember how they used to campaign against Scientology's "Fair Game" policy? How is their own behaviour any different now?
Anonymous is just engaging in some post hoc ergo propter hoc reasoning. They found some weak site, hacked it and after the fact came up with some pathetic excuse for justifying doing it. They'll engage in more faulty reasoning to justify whatever their next target happens to be.
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Once again, the Anonyputzs are patting themselves on the back and tell each other what 1337 hax0rs they are! What have they done to be so proud of? Have they hacked the CIA, FBI or NSA? No. Some top-secret military computer network? No. Even a mildly secret, minor government department? Er, no. They've "hacked" the public side of a webserver that collates public data.... big whoopee! It's hardly like the foundations of Capitol Hill have been even mildly shaken, unless it's by mirth.
Face it, if the Anons could hack anything tougher they would have.
Realistically anything of a Top Secret nature in the CIA, FBI or NSA is on, one would hope a non internet facing network (and if it is internet facing, I call "honey pot").
So unless the Anon's start getting all James Bond, Jason Bourne to get physical assess to such sites; I very much doubt they will ever hack anything of worth from government agencies that specialists in global espionage and the like.
".....I very much doubt they will ever hack anything of worth from government agencies that specialists in global espionage and the like." The real reason is because those type of systems will be properly hardened, and not vulnerable to the type of SQL injection scripts and other downloadables that seem to be the very hard limit of the Anonyputzs' skillz. And I find it very unlikely that a real hat with an ounce of self-preservation is going to want to be swapping secrets with a self-publicising wannabe like Kokesh. Skiddies ahoy!
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