Anonymous Claims It Hacked Fed, Releases Confidential Banker Information

Tyler Durden's picture

A year and a half ago, when the hacker group Anonymous launched its anti-Bernanke, anti-Fed campaign dubbed Operation Empire State Rebellion (or OpESR), we stated, rhetorically and jokingly, that "perhaps in the aftermath of the IMF "very major breach" by anonymous hackers, it is really time to make sure all external access points to FedWire and FedLine are truly safe and sound. It will be very sad if it is uncovered that this source of externally accessible portal to hundreds of billions in emergency Fed funding has been somehow compromised. Just imagine the loss of confidence in the system... Why, a global distributed attack would really stretch the Fed's 1,200-strong police force quite thin." It appears that either FedWire or FedLine may not have been "truly safe and sound" after all.

Recall that a week ago in retribution for the suicide of Aaron Swartz, Anonymous launched yet another "operation" this time titled "Last Resort", as a result of which it hacked the Department of Justice and released a 1.3 GB folder of still encrypted "warhead" data containing files each named for Supreme Court Justices. And while there has been no additional disclosure on this latest operation, Anonymous may have reverted to the mothballed OpESR, by hacking none other than the Fed.

As ZD reports, last night Anonymous once again hacked a .gov site, this time the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center (ACJIC). But it was not the site hacked that was material, but rather what was posted on it. What was posted is an extended data dump sheet, titled "oops we did it again" which lists some 4,606 rows of confidential credential data including titles, names, addresses, emails, phone numbers, logins, password hashes, and much more. The spreadsheet can be found at this link.

And while the data contains primarily B-grade information, with no New York bank disclosure at least on a cursory check, a more important question is where was this data sources. Anonymous itself provides a clue in a tweet from last night:

And judging by the level of detail, it is possible that Anonymous did indeed hack either FedWire or FedLine, although it is just as possible this was merely grabbing root data in some low security regional Fed website.

Anonymous provides some additional information in a further tweet:

In other words, to Anonymous this is merely an escalation of its Anti-DOJ campaign demanding structural changes (good luck) as retribution for the Swartz death. It is unlikely it will get them.

What is curious, however, is if Anonymous really did penetrate one of the Fed's critical money clearing networks, and if indeed it has access to key financial data at the granular, regional bank level. A bigger question then is just how much more Fed-level access does Anonymous have, and will it resort to it as its demands are unmet by the DOJ in the coming days. Or in other words, what else can and will Anonymous release?

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vmromk's picture

Uh-oh, Bernanke.

Some pissed off people might come looking for you and all the criminals hiding out at the "fed" calling themselves "central bankers"

taniquetil's picture

I'm just waiting for the latest news on Kevin Henry.

Popo's picture

Remember the very last thing Julian Assange did before the powers-that-be went after him on some BS rape charge, and threatened to invade a sovereign embassy?  Assange claimed he had information regarding the banking system. From that moment onwards he was on the run.

This is pretty much the thing they fear most.  This is the very core of the criminal cartel that controls the empire.   When Assange crossed that line,  all hell broke loose.  He never released the Wikileak because the gears of power moved at record speed to squash it.

So here we are again:   They could tolerate Anonymous until now... but this?  Oh...  This is going to seriously piss off the most powerful people on Earth.   They will stop at nothing to secure their precious machinery.   Just *claiming* to have the information turned Assange into a fugitive.   

This should be a hell of a show if they really do have the info.  

Got popcorn?

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

The Fed is not the only entity counterfeiting. The Treasury counterfeits, the Military counterfeits...

economics9698's picture

Obama got one from columbia.

EscapeKey's picture

Every day that I wake up, I am astonished to the extent the power grab has gone.

And every day, they find another way of astonishing me yet again.

fourchan's picture

good thing the fed has nothing to do with te federal govenment.

francis_sawyer's picture

 "And every day, they find another way of astonishing me yet again..."


wait until you wake up one day & find out you've been 'conned' on your bitcoins... [oh ~ but that would NEVER happen]... &, of course, downgrading francis_sawyer comments is a way to ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY ASSURE YOURSELF that it will never happen... 

fonestar's picture

To those that say that Anonymous is a front operation or straw man for internet control because they have not done anything "big", please define what "big" is?  Do you expect them to take down the banking system permanently?  Do you expect them to wipe all of their servers clean of data?  Poison all of their core routers?  Sounds like a pretty tall order to me.  Anonymous is a balancing force in the public internet and I believe they have done a good job at raising awareness. 

If you believe they are tools of some larger conspiracy to implement censorship, why not just believe the whole internet itself is a conspiracy to implement censorship and control?

espirit's picture

Hey, this is "Fight Club".

fonestar's picture

I am Anonymous.  I do not advocate violence.  I do not have a leader.  I support non-compliance and civil disobediance.  To the best of my knowledge I have not been "infiltrated".

dwayne elizando's picture

You are Legion, now go inhabit the swine and march yourself off the cliff.

Panafrican Funktron Robot's picture

"I do not advocate violence."

Would this be limited specifically to physical violence?  Ie., would violence against the financial system be kosher?

All Risk No Reward's picture

What if "Anonymous," at least in this instance, works for the same people that employ the Fed...  and they are planting the idea that their money will vaporize because some external villain did it through "hacking?"

These criminals need cover to keep Debt Money Tyranny hidden from the Chumptocracy.  Don't get mad, we used to be the Galactic Chumptocracy, but now we've been downgraded, which is a good thing.  The problem with downgrading is the Police State gets an upgrade.

This is what will explode in all our faces and wipe out the financial system (first chart)...

BTW, this was against the law... which is why the Fed lies about a "dual mandate" that doesn't exist...

Federal Reserve Act
Section 2A. Monetary Policy Objectives
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee shall maintain long run growth of the monetary and credit aggregates (orange in chart) commensurate with (not exponential to!) the economy's long run potential to increase production (actualized production is green in chart), (the expected results of following the previous legal mandate ---->)so as to promote effectively the goals of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates.
[12 USC 225a. As added by act of November 16, 1977 (91 Stat. 1387) and amended by acts of October 27, 1978 (92 Stat. 1897); Aug. 23, 1988 (102 Stat. 1375); and Dec. 27, 2000 (114 Stat. 3028).]

The Fed is a black letter law criminal syndicate and nobody in the establishment will tell you.

They think you are a chump and treat you as such.  They are Vichy collaborators to the gang bankster occupation and they run interference on their behalf.

Joe Davola's picture

When every inanimate object in my home can have its own IP address and hacked/controlled by a central authority, then I'll believe Al Gore invented the internet to implement censorship just as his former wife wanted back in the 80's.

fonestar's picture

Streaming, DRM-free death rap playing on every microwave and refrigerator in your house.  Burn in hell Tipper Gore.

Freddie's picture

Anon could start releasing information on criminal Senators like Robert Menendez - (D) NJ - the child rapist.   He is being outed by Oba and his pal Christie.  I am sure there is plenty of criminal activity they can find and release.

So far it is a lot of smoke.

Milestones's picture

Funny thing just happened to me. My greenie to Popo shown above was changed from a grenie to red. I then twice tried to give a greenie to Escapekey above and it would not register yet again I bave you a greenie and it stuck.  WTF?            Milestones

TraderTimm's picture

Thanks for spreading the word, francis - even if it is dropping from the mouth of a rabid troll.

Want to make a bet on the dollar versus bitcoin? I'm sure you're all honorable and good for it. What's that? Worried about inflation? How quaint.

A Nanny Moose's picture

It should come as no surprise. This has all been done before, and it is the nature of power to consolidate.

francis_sawyer's picture

Nobody counterfeits 'birth certificates' though...


& there are a lot of registrars named "U.K.L. Lee"

Don Ho bitchez!

redpill's picture

What we don't know about The Fed can't be any worse than what we already do. Still would be neat to see the dress get pulled up and their filthy granny panties shown to the world.

This just in's picture

No, I think Bernanke's filthy granny panties would be worse.

espirit's picture

Is that you, Ben 'dollah bill' Bernanke?

Popo's picture

What could be worse?   Oh... say... hard evidence that every single Fed announcement was telegraphed in ahead of time to GS, JPM and CITI?  Acknowledgement that all the paper colateral exchanged for treasuries was utterly worthless?    Etc.

There's a whole lot that is suspected, but hard evidence would certainly rock the boat.

glenlloyd's picture

We already have that....yet no action anywhere. We have the FOMC transcript where Geithner is exposed as having revealed the pending rate reduction to bank(s) before anyone else. Wasn't it Bullard that called him out on it?

CH1's picture

hard evidence that every single Fed announcement was telegraphed in ahead of time to GS, JPM and CITI? 

Silly boy, of course we have that. Those pigs ARE the Fed.

Every time the Fed decides anything, their members - THE BIG BANKS - are the ones who decide.

Benny and the clowns are just front men.

WSP's picture

"The Fed can't be any worse than what we already do"

Red Pill, that is a good point, as anybody willing to spend a little time on the nature of "money" can't help but learn enough in several hours to demand an end to the criminal central bankers. So what does that say about "we"? It is truly astonishing that the nature of money, how it is created and debased, or more appropriately, how our labor is stolen and we are enslaved, is a subject that so few people are willing to spend two hours learning about. "We" truly are a nation of sheeple.

Now I will grant that the reason "we" don't already know enough about the criminal Federal Reserve is that our corrupt, bought and paid for educational institutions REFUSE to teach the truth. Some of the "professors" understand our criminal system but do not want to risk their easy jobs and cushy lifestyle by telling the truth. Others "think" they are intelligent but do not understand even the most basics of how evil and corrupt the central bankers are. What does that say about their intellect?

I am always speechless when I talk to someone who believes they are (and is respected to be) highly intelligent, who brags about their "credentials", who has ivy league posters plastered on their wall, yet, when you bring up the subject of money which EVERYONE SHOULD UNDERSTAND they look at you like a deer in headlights or try to discount what you are saying as if you are conspiratorial. And for those outside the academic community, particularly dumbed down males who get their "alpha fix" from sports, they wear it as a badge of honor that they are stupid about money by saying things like "my wife takes care of that" or "I don't have time"? What? You don't have time? Do you work? If you work than you have time, because every hour of labor you put in will ultimately will be debased to zero given enough time------just likes Zero Hedge's tag line, given enough time, all currency goes to zero thanks to the criminals at the federal reserve. That's right; it's called Federal Reserve money printing (aka inflation). How can ANYBODY NOT GET THAT? Seriously?

We as a civilization are so f!ucked----and that is why we have to root for anonymous because the sooner this criminal, dishonest system is exposed to the masses the better. It truly is hard to believe that these thug bankers have gotten away with what they have for so long.  I understand they are like a virus that has permeated all of our institutions and that they control the “controllers”, but the reality is if the masses would just take two hours to learn even the most basics of our criminal federal reserve, the majority of problems that face us would go away overnight.  Geoengineering---no more shadow money; wars---no more shadow money; drug running---again, no more shadow money.  And most importantly, if you work hard and save, you can enjoy the fruits of your labor instead of having central bankers STEAL IT.  It is unbelievable-----perhaps that is why so few people can believe it----it is so simple, yet so evil, it is hard to believe!



espirit's picture

Dude, the Fed is supplying the world with toilet paper.

Could you imagine what it would be like to do without?

Milestones's picture

Oswald Spengler made avery serious distinctio between being a "culture" and a civilation" in his book that (incredibly) was written in 1913 The Decline of the West. It is laborous reading, but worth the effort.                   Milestones

All Risk No Reward's picture

The Fed Emperor has no clothes at all.

All the people who want to be viewed as "wise," won't admit it - even when proven beyond all doubt.

fightthepower's picture

If they have information, they should release it.  This is why I think Anonymous is a CIA operation.  They always want to have some orginization that people are afraid of, but that doesn't do any actual harm.  Anonymous fits the bill. 

Popo's picture

One does have to point out how very strange it is to "pre-announce" that one has stolen data.   Especially after what happened to Assange.   

What's the point of pre-announcing?   No demands will ever be met, and the chances of the information being silenced are high.

Is Anonymous going to release the info next month after they format it into a pretty powerpoint presentation?

Very odd behavior.  

eclectic syncretist's picture

What if they found that the Fed has nothing notable.  It's quite possible after all, since all they do is pretend to have infinite credit to lend out at will.  Everthing the Fed does or is could be kept on the cheapest pen drive available, and amount to nothing but a bunch of "imagineered" numbers drawn up in some sort of pseudo-accounting drivel that doesn't really mean anything unless they want to pretend it does.

I suppose they could find evidence of the degree to which the Fed is incestuous with Banks and Government to the benefit of a few and expense of many, but we've already seen that repeatedly in public and been shown that nobody is going to go to jail or even get reprimanded for it.

Come to think of it, finding that the Fed has nothing and going public with it would be very interesting.

AE911Truth's picture

I would venture that the Fed has plenty to hide and that Anonymous has a lot of interesting things to disclose.

Like this:

Fukushima Sam's picture

"Anonymous" is anyone who wants to claim that name. Grey-hat hackers are Anonymous if they want to be. The CIA is Anonymous if they want to run a dis-info campaign. All the people are Anonymous. We just take that name when we take an action we want associated with that movement. What really matters are the actions.

RebelDevil's picture

"More depends on what things are called than on what they are." - Nietzsche

Sure, anyone can be part of "Anonymous". However this organization is powerful simply because within Anon is basically a secret society of extremely skilled and rebellious hackers. That should be obvious by now.

Freddie's picture

More Operation Mockingbird aka the CIA.  Hope and Change.  Pre-Announcing meaningless press releases. 

Full time 24x7 lies and propaganda like ALL of TV and Hollywood.

dtwn's picture

I agree, it is odd behaviour.  It would be nice if they would release some of this info they claim to have, just to prove to their supporters that it is real this time.

The point of pre-anouncing though?  So that they don't appear too 'evil'.  They can say, 'look, we gave the gov a chance to respond, they didn't, so here's the info'.

Milestones's picture

This is the second time I have been denied a greenie on you.         Milestones

unrulian's picture

executive order extending Internet suppression in ...3...2...

A Nanny Moose's picture

"truly safe and sound" after all.

Disconnected doesn't even make is "safe and sound."

EscapeKey's picture

It's not a CIA operation, because it's not really an operation at all.

If you want to be anonymous, then you can be. Just release information as "anonymous". That's all there is to it.

Of course, that also means you get a bunch of script kiddies and useless idiots releasing crap videos making outrageous claims.

Hapa's picture

IMO, anonymous is a deep cover psy op run by the permanent government.  They now have the allegiance of the alternative community.  They get to control the release of information, and to manage the disinformation campaign to confuse people. Assange is to be suspect as well.  Remember: problem, reaction solution.  Don't be led by your noses, like the cow to slaughter, believing all that you hear.  TPTB are way out front and leading this directed history.

RockyRacoon's picture

I see the next "war" coming over the horizon.  The "cyberwar" will take its place alongside the wars on poverty, terrorism, drugs, ad nauseum.  I'm getting pretty bored of all these fake wars.  As for this article... I see lots of smoke but no fire.  It's where that smoke is being blown that bothers me.

Lohn Jocke's picture

Any corn that made it through last summer is popcorn.

Seasmoke's picture

So then why warn your enemy ? Just do it. Seems so simple to understand , leads me to believe they are not on our team.