Anonymous Hacks U.S. Department of Justice

AnonAlex Fitzpatrick writes on Mashable:

Anonymous is taking credit for a confirmed breach of security at the U.S. Department of Justice, although the exact contents of the data bounty are not yet known.

“Today we are releasing 1.7 GB of data that used to belong to the United States Bureau of Justice, until now,” reads an Anonymous press release, referring to the Department of Justice. “Within the booty you may find lots of shiny things such as internal emails, and the entire database dump.”

The hacktivist collective has been known to make bold claims, but a Department of Justice spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters that Anonymous members did indeed access a server that hosts the Department’s statistical data, including cybersecurity records…

23 Comments on "Anonymous Hacks U.S. Department of Justice"

  1. LMAO … they “hacked” not DOJ internal servers or FBI email systems but part of the emails of the Bureau of Justice Statistics … hahahahaha … OMG, now we’ll all know the exact algorithm used to calculate the number of drunk driving deaths on the Pennsylvania turnpike! What a coup! 

    • Since BJS doesn’t really handle classified data, all of the emails in question could also have been retrieved via a FOIA request. 


      what a bunch of clowns 

    • Colt Brewski | May 23, 2012 at 6:59 am |

      People don’t realize that the classfied servers at govt. agencies aren’t on the web, and can’t be hacked into unless you are in the building

      • no kidding … it’s like when Anonymous ran a DDOS on the CIA website and CBS News announced “the CIA has been hacked!” 

        peeps weren’t able to access the online games at the CIA for Kids page for 2 hours = “the CIA has been haCKed!”

  2. Apparently the file is somewhere on the piratebay. Trying to find it, but dont have the filename. The link up at ATS was removed…

  3. Jesse Taylor | May 23, 2012 at 3:58 am |

    The commenters before me seem to be ignorant of the fact that Anonymous is a movement, not a single organization.

    Even if this is a ridiculously useless “release”, containing nothing but publicly available information — that doesn’t say anything about the Anons that are doing things like eavesdropping on encrypted communications between the FBI and Scotland Yard, or hacking HBGary Federal.

    One can’t make claims about “Anonymous” as a whole, based on a single action by a single group/individual calling themselves Anyonymous.

  4. It only proves or shows the people in control that control is bullshit 

  5. charlieprimero | May 23, 2012 at 7:47 am |

    ‘Anonymous’ will not release any important information because ‘Anonymous’ is a government operation to generate public support for increased restrictions on internet freedom.

    • I totally agree with you. There are too many signs that point to this being true. 

      Anonymous can be anyone, but the news only reports on actions that will draw sympathy for the government and its associated agencies. Seems all to much like a ploy to pass more legislation restricting the internet.

    • Just because the go’vt can use something to justify its actions doesn’t mean that they must therefore have orchestrated it. 

      • Don'tHateonMe | May 23, 2012 at 10:10 am |

        Ever hear about 9/11? 

        • Yeah, good example. 

          Little known fact–In spite of being the source of all evil, the US go’vt has no actual enemies, and only invents them to justify its own existence. 

      • Monkey See Monkey Do | May 23, 2012 at 10:21 am |

        Exactly. Everything is an inside job to conspiracy nutters.

        • Don'tHateonMe | May 23, 2012 at 10:25 am |

          Denial is always fun.

        • anonymouse | May 23, 2012 at 8:33 pm |

          Hmm… can’t tell if spook or just useful idiot. Probably the latter. Are you aware of what either hasty generalizations or ad hominem attacks are? It appears as if you are totally unaware of either since you have utilized both in your comment, so you should probably look them up before you look even more silly in the future to critical thinkers and those whom are versed in logic, despite how small of a crowd they are.

          Do you differentiate between “conspiracy nutters” (a variation of “conspiracy theorist”, blatantly used as an ad hominem attack) and those who “believe” some/many conspiracy theories because they are based in and backed up by facts and information accessible to most/anyone? Sure, there are many crazy/stupid/full of shit people who believe in conspiracies, but there are also plenty of government agents who either act as or influence (feed bullshit to) the crazy/stupid/full of shit conspiracy theorists to make any beliefs they may have appear insane and not backed up by any sort of facts or information. There are also many very intelligent people educated in methods of critical thinking and logic who “believe” in conspiracies.

          If you do not believe in any sort of conspiracy, YOU are the nutter, good sir. No matter what you believe about 9/11, it is a conspiracy theory; so really, nobody is not a conspiracy theorist. Either you believe 19 men from somewhere in the middle east conspired to hijack the planes, or you probably believe a version of the government-had-a-hand-in-it theory.

          • Monkey See Monkey Do | May 24, 2012 at 2:42 am |

            I didn’t say every conspiracy theorist is a conspiracy nutter, but you have assumed what you wanted with your little rant because it seems you’ve developed your own little conspiracy about it.

            I never mentioned 9-11 in my comment but you keep referencing it in your little diatribe.

            “Either you believe 19 men from somewhere in the middle east conspired to hijack the planes, or you probably believe a version of the government-had-a-hand-in-it theory.” Have you ever considered that both scenarios may be true?

  6. LOL @Anonymous — once again, the Emperor with no clothes … their only decent hack was when the FBI was running them, other than that, mere mischief …

    “New York-based security company Identity Finder ran an analysis on the data after it was released on Tuesday, and found the file dump actually contained no sensitive personal information, no secret internal documents, and no internal emails.According to Identity Finder, the uncompressed file was actually 6.5 gigabytes in size, contained a folder named “Mail,” which contains only three unique email addresses, two of which are administrative:,, and one personal, d*****” 

  7. Number one rule that terrorists follow, according to the CIA, is to avoid anything electronic. They have trillions of dollars at their disposal, and no one can win. But no, leave it to Anonymous to waltz in a hack in the Justice Dept. without anyone arresting the perpetrators. Nobody messes with the Feds using computers, nobody. The only ones who can are other sovereign governments and even then, the Feds know who they are.

  8. phorumphucker | May 24, 2012 at 12:19 pm |

    perhaps Anymous will have to reveal itself if its based in new york.

  9. YERHEROATLARGE | May 25, 2012 at 1:35 am |


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