FTC hacked again, username and passwords leaked
Hackers associated with the activist group Anonymous hacked the US Federal Trade Commission and consumer rights website ftc.gov before a couple of hours as part of a protest against US efforts to stop illegal online piracy of movies and music. The website Database along with login details has leaked to public
In a Pastebin release detailing the attack on the FTC-run website, business.ftc.gov AntiSec hacktivists claimed the attack is in retaliation for ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement).
A mirror of the site during defacement can be found via zone-h at http://zone-h.org/mirror/id/16983974
Update: Official statement from FTC Office of Public Affairs Director Cecelia Prewett:
“The Bureau of Consumer Protection’s Business Center website and the partnership site NCPW run by the Federal Trade Commission were hacked earlier today. The FTC takes these malicious acts seriously. The sites have been taken down and will be brought back up when we’re satisfied that any vulnerability has been addressed.”
Official Statement from Antisec:
Dear Fuctarded Troglodyte Clusterfuck (FTC):
Congratuations! You got rooted and rm’d (AGAIN). U MAD!? Don’t like it? Oh wait,
you want some lube? Ohhhh, you want MORE lube. (Well ok then, you silly bitch!)
So, how’s it feel when your entire site is jack-hammered off the internet? Do
Guess what? We’re back for round 2. Well, with the doomsday clock ticking down
on Internet freedom, Antisec has leapt into action. Again. Holy déjà vu hack
Batman! Expect us yet?
Hey FTC! Y u no ask Google to delay the privacy-violating changes to its terms
of service? Y u let Google combine user data without user consent? Y u collect 8
million Do Not Call List complaints online from bothered citizens, but u only
took action 83 times? Y u suck?
Even more bothersome than your complete lack of competence in maintaining your
own fucking websites and serving the citizens you are supposed to be protecting,
is the US federal government’s support of ACTA. You really want to empower
copyright holders to demand that users who violate IP rights (with no legal
process) have their Internet connections terminated? You really want to allow a
country with an oppressive Internet censorship regime to demand under the treaty
that an ISP in another country remove site content? Well, we have a critical
warning for you, and we suggest you read the next few paragraphs very, very
If ACTA is signed by all participating negotiating countries, you can rest
assured that Antisec will bring a fucking mega-uber-awesome war that rain
torrential hellfire down on all enemies of free speech, privacy and internet
freedom. We will systematically knock all evil corporations and governments off
of our internet.
And just think, as you’re reading this statement, we are already sailing into
new waters with our allied shiny epic lulzfleet. Don’t fret, we’ve already
prepared treasure chests of stolen booty, diamonds and pizzas for our next raid.
We are s(h)itting on hundreds of rooted servers getting ready to drop all your
mysql dumps, child pr0n and mail spools (to be honest, fucking too much for us
to read on our own, so we swap with all criminal underground allies for sex and
0days). Oh wait, what’s that? Your passwords? Addresses? Your precious bank
accounts? Even your online dating details?! (yep, We know you’re cheating on
your…well, we won’t get into that here. Yet.)
Full message can be found via http://pastebin.com/2qfEqS1p
The video posted on the website first page
The attacks did not stop to the Business Federal Trade Commission website thought, two more websites associated with FTC have been reported via @AnonymousIrc this morning that were hacked.