FBI Records, Emails, Social Security Numbers Exposed In A Million Files Data Leak; Anonymous Separately Leaks All FBI Agents

 

A massive data leak has been reported at the Oklahoma Securities Commission, millions of records — including files related to sensitive FBI investigations over the last seven years, emails dating back 17 years and thousands of Social Security numbers — have all been exposed.

The breach was revealed last month by Greg Pollock, a cybersecurity researcher at UpGuard, who stated he found that millions of files were publicly available on an online server and didn’t require any password to access them. Exposing the complete lack of security for sensitive information by U.S. government officials.

“It represents a compromise of the entire integrity of the Oklahoma Department of Securities’ network,” UpGuard’s Chris Vickery told Forbes, the first outlet that reported the breach. “It affects an entire state level agency. … It’s massively noteworthy.”

Vickery told Forbes that the exposed FBI documents included “all sorts of archive enforcement actions” from the last seven years. He added that the records also contained various files with agent-filled timelines of interviews related to investigations, bank transaction histories, and emails from individuals related to the cases.

The FBI files also named notable companies and banks such as — AT&T, Goldman Sachs, and Lehman Brothers. Although, Forbes didn’t comment on whether the organizations were under investigation.

The leak further contained emails that date back 17 years, Social Security numbers and other data stretching back to the 1980s, according to Forbes.

The breach was due to leaving an open rsync server. Such servers are traditionally used to back up large batches of data. But that information is supposed to be secure and should be protected by a username and password. Which this server lacked making it accessible to anyone with an internet connection.

If that’s not enough, passwords for computers on the Oklahoma government’s network were also revealed by the breach.

While this isn’t reported to be a hack and only a slight exposure a mysterious file appeared on the private Pastebin like website, privatebin.net. The file posted by Anonymous claiming to be from CgAN (https://cyberguerrilla.info) contains purported leaked information of all current FBI agents, their professions, phone numbers, and email addresses. As well as IP addresses for several intelligence services including the CIA, GCHQ, and many others.

The encrypted message opens up, stating “its time to unite against the system and fight the intelligence agencies.”

“UNITE AGAINST SYSTEM! Eye is watching you every single second of time!
Become Anonymous! Strike against intelligence services!
Targeted and leaked intelligence services: DGSE (France), MI6 (UK), CIA and FBI (USA)

defense.gouv.fr ||| DGSE ||| Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure ||| 45.60.184.47
sis.gov.uk ||| MI6 – The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) ||| 194.61.183.124
cia.gov ||| Central Intelligence Agency ||| 23.192.74.22
fbi.gov ||| Federal Bureau of Investigation ||| 104.16.78.187 , 104.16.79.187 , 104.16.77.187 , 104.16.76.187 , 104.16.75.187

Citizens of the world, you have just few time to ACT for your future and freedom!
Governments are submitting new laws that human rights of all citizens will be suspended forever!
Intelligence services are preparing to arrest all activists, whistleblowers, freedom organizations, hackers and hacktivists all around the world in a year!

All activists who are acting for freedom and peace,
All hackers who are on the side of internet freedom,
All citizens who do not want to be as a slave in future,

Act against them save Anonymous and Wikileaks,
They are preparing to destroy all freedom activists and peace defenders,
We have to unite!
Take action to free all Anons, to free all activists, to save Anonymous
to free Julian Assange, to save Wikileaks,
to free Timothy Justen French, free James E. Robinson, free Jeremy Hammond, free Martin Gottesfeld, free Matt Dehart.

Save freedom activists for peace and our future!
We are Anonymous
We do not forgive,
We do not forget,
Expect us!,” Anonymous writes.

There is no information available on how Anonymous obtained the list of FBI officials or what FBI server was reached to obtain the data. However, this continues to expose that security is a joke even when taken seriously, if a hacker wants to find a vulnerable entry point they will.

 

Internet Activists, Pirates And Anonymous Call For Protests Throughout Europe Against ACTA 2

Following over 4 million people signing a petition delivering it to EU Parliament, activists have now decided to organize protests for January 19th, 2019 across Europe against proposed Articles 11, 12 a and 13.

According to Torrent Freak, European Parliament is expected to finalize the final text of Article 13, which is part of the EU’s copyright reform law by Monday.

Those that support the idea of Anonymous, Pirates and Internet Rights Activists have all joined forces once again to combat what many are calling the fight against Acta 2. These Articles will have multiple legal implications that will destr0y the Internet as we know it. Not only will they include an “upload filter” if passed to block copyrighted (or unwanted) content from being uploaded on the Internet, it will also be impossible to link to source material, including educational content and even memes. That’s right the EU is coming or your memes! Hide your kids, hide your wife and hide your memes because the EU’s coming for them all.

This will affect all YouTubers and independent content creators, commenters et al distilling innovation. The copyright directive will ultimately cause loss of content for millions of creative minds throughout Europe and the EU will likely push those laws transnational into the Americas and elsewhere.

Further, under article 11 every link posted, you will be charged under what’s being called a link tax. Fight with us against this censorship.

Articles like 12a, for example, will make it illegal to upload any personal video from a sporting event because the copyright will be fully to those hosting or sponsoring the event.

Article 13 is intended to make website proprietors responsible for the content that users post on their websites, effectively forcing the owners to move behind an upload filter to protect themselves against huge claims by copyright owners and agencies that work on their behalfs like the MPAA and RIAA.

Pirate Parties International MEP Julia Reda notes that users will be responsible and liable for any copyright infringements they make on Internet platforms.

“The negotiators have reached agreement on the core of Article 13, which will change the internet as we know it: They want to make internet platforms directly liable for any copyright infringements their users commit,” Reda notes.

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) warns that the proposed policies will increase censorship and surveillance throughout Europe creating a stasi state. The digital rights organization specifically calls on people from Germany, Sweden, Poland, and Luxembourg, to speak out.

“Your national government depends on your goodwill to win the votes to continue its mandate. This is a rare moment in European lawmaking when local connections from citizens matter more than well-funded, international corporations,” EFF writes.

This is something that “will destroy our internet, And we cannot accept it. So we are fighting back. Activists, hacktivists and pirates are now uniting under the banner of StopACTA2,” Anonymous Bites Back writes.

Anonymous Bites Back further expresses that the radio show hosted by Anons is in “full support of the (street) protests against these Orwellian moves to censor the internet. We have had several episodes about this subject already, and we plan to join the protesters on the street and broadcast live to our network.”

The StopACTA2 movement, coordinated by the Polish StopACTA2 crew and the crew of Anonymous Worldwide and many others including Pirate Parties International with its co-chair Bailey Lamon and board member Raymond Johansen urge everyone to do everything in your power to support Stop ACTA2 through social media and on the ground actions.

Supporters of the fight against ACTA 2 include wolnemediaSoMee.Social, Bitchute, Presearchblogmedia24Anonymous Bites BackwykoppolskapartiapiratowPirate Parties International,  kontestacjaHackread.cominsproStowarzyszenie LibertarianskieAnonymous Info Army Poland, and Anon Ops Poland according to the StopActa2.org website.

For now, we have obtained partial victory with Creative Sectors calling for a suspension of negotiations on Article 13 with 14 organizations calling for its halt according to Creative Refresh.

The first wave of street protests in at least 20 different cities in 15 countries are being planned and prepared for January 19, 2019 all across Europe.  Share this article, organize together amongst one another and send a message, show the powers-that-be that the Internet belongs to the people and not the corporations or the power-hungry elites that seek to profit off of the free sharing of information.

On social media, supporters are using the following hashtags for digital protests — #stopACTA2, #CopyrightDirective, #SaveYourInternet, #SaveTheInternet, #Article11, #Article13, #UploadFilters, #LinkTax, #Filternet, #ACTA2 #Anonymous.

You can find out more information by visiting StopActa2.org a website being run to support operation Stop Acta 2. The website will be kept up to date with a full list of the existing protest locations. Are you an experienced organizer who wants to help organize in Europe for protesting against ACTA 2? Then contact info@stopacta2.org for any information, or if you want to start your own protest. Continue tuning into Hacknews.eu where we will keep you up to date with all proceeding actions regarding Stop ACTA 2.