(The Hosting News) – A number of government agencies including NASA are listed among the victims of an alleged hacktivist breach leaking data pertaining to 1.6 million accounts.
Team GhostShell has taken responsibility for an operation acquiring info such as passwords, usernames, emails, phone numbers and more.
Aside from NASA’s Center for Advanced Engineering, others affected included the FBI, the Federal Reserve, police organization Interpol and DHS.
Team Ghostshell is loosely affiliated with Anonymous and their latest operation was carried out under the name “Project White Fox”.
“#ProjectWhiteFox will conclude this year’s series of attacks by promoting hacktivism worldwide and drawing attention to the freedom of information on the net. For those two factors 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,” stated the hacking group via Pastebin.
According to a report from PCWorld.com, Team GhostShell earlier this year carried out prominent attacks on websites mostly based in China. Later, they were instrumental in leaking data from top universities including Princeton, Harvard and Cambridge.
The Credit Union National Association, another one of the hacking victims, appeared to confirm the breach, yet denied sensitive data was taken. “We don’t save any information about credit union members on our website,” remarked a representative in PCWorld’s report. The spokesperson went on to note, “We’re a trade association. We exist for the institutions that are credit unions, not the credit union members.”
Hacktivism has grown increasingly larger as a movement within the past two years with groups including Anonymous heading the effort.