Cyber Security

Anonymous group claims Bank of America monitored activists

Feb 28, 2013 13:56 Moscow Time

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The famous hacktivist group, Anonymous, has released data that it claims shows how Bank of America employed security firms to monitor hackers and activists.

They unveiled some 14 Gigabytes of data, code and software that allegedly “shows that Bank of America and others are contracting other companies to spy and collect information on private citizens,” adding the “overall quality of the research is poor and potentially false.”

Hacktivists said they didn’t need to break into any BofA accounts as all the documents were stored on a misconfigured server and were effectively “open for grabs.”

Leaked data reveal that TEKSystems assembled reports on Occupy Wall Street online activity and hackers in 2012.

Voice of Russia, SALON

 

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