Anonymous| Anonymous activists have hacked the US government again. On July 20, the group of online hackers attacked the United States Census Bureau in protest of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between America and European Union and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations with countries from North America and the Pacific Rim.
Information was stolen from Census’ Federal Audit Clearinghouse, which maintains and disseminates single audits used to assess whether organizations qualify for federal assistance funding and if they are abiding by all the regulations that accompany that funding.
— Anonymous Operations (@AnonOpsSE) July 22, 2015
The four files were then posted on paste sites openly available on the web. They contain the database of the US Census Bureau’s website along with its password hashes, 3000+ usernames, IDs, phone numbers, full names and names of the agencies and most importantly thousands of email IDs belonging to US official from the military, IRS, Census Bureau, Department of Home Security, US Department of Education, National Nuclear Security Administration and other high-profile US government institutions along with their addresses.