Most of the large-scale hacking exploits that we often hear of are done by Anomymous. But here’s another hacker group that has claimed to have breaching the servers of FBI, NASA, Pentagon and a number of other organizations. GhostShell, the group, has released details of 1.6 million accounts hacked from these servers.
Apparently, the attack had been targeted at government security entities as well as a wide range of other organizations who work with these entities. The agencies which were primarily targeted in the attack include ESA, FBI, Federal Reserve, Pentagon, NASA and Interpol.
The data gathered from the breached servers of these agencies and their partner organizations has been released by GhostShell across Pastebin pages. It comprises of details about some 1.6 million accounts from a total of 37 organizations. The data mainly consists of raw dump files as well as details about the users of different organizations. These details include the IP address, email IDs, passwords, phone numbers and other details about the users.
Some documents also seem to divulge sensitive information about different industries, information which would normally be classified.
GhostShell has a knack of launching mass-scale hack attempts. Rather than going after one organization, the group has been known to hack into servers of multiple companies and then release their data all at once. The group has been talking about this latest round of exploits and had termed it ‘an early Christmas present.’