Anonymous Targets the FTC

Earlier this year the Anonymous hacking collective took credit for knocking offline a couple of sites belonging to the Federal Trade Commission. They claimed that the attack was in retaliation for the U.S.

Earlier this year the Anonymous hacking collective took credit for knocking offline a couple of sites belonging to the Federal Trade Commission. They claimed that the attack was in retaliation for the U.S. government’s support of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.  Anonymous hacked into consumer.gov, a consumer protection Web site, and business.ftc.gov (left) the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection Business Center Web site. The hacker collective defaced the websites, posting an Anti-ACTA video on them, in addition to publishing a data-dump on Pastebin, which purported to include usernames and hashed login credentials belonging to a vast number of FTC employees.

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