Anonymous and its "Operation Last Resort" appear to have conducted another strike, publishing login and private info of more than 4,000 U.S. bank executives.
The effort is believed to be anchored by the death of Aaron Swartz.
A spreadsheet has been published allegedly containing login information and credentials, IP addresses, and contact information of bank executives.
If true, it could be that the infamous hacker collaborative has released banker information that could be connected to Federal Reserve computers.
The website used in this attack belongs to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center (ACJIC). The page extension URL is titled, "oops-we-did-it-again."
The spreadsheet document contains usernames, names of individuals and their titles at U.S. banks, and hashed passwords (not passwords in plain text).
It was placed on a .gov website and Pastebin, and publicized via various Anonymous accounts on social media. A Reddit member called the numbers and commented:
"OK, I called a few of them. What must be so problematic for the Federal Reserve is not the information so much as this file was stolen from their computers at all."
"The ramifications of that kind of loss of control is severe."
Banks listed on the document claim credentials from management at community banks, community credit unions, and more, across the United States.
So what's the impetus behind this new leak?
Anonymous stated in its first Operation Last Resort defacement last Friday that it had infiltrated multiple federal websites over a period of time.
The significance of Monday, February 4 may be that it is deadline for Attorney General Eric Holder to answer specific questions regarding the Aaron Swartz prosecution.
The Reddit co-founder's prosecution - and suicide, which many believe was brought upon by the fact that he was wanted on federal charges - enraged Anonymous.
The group called the event "a line that has been crossed" and suggested retaliation for what they believe was the overzealous prosecution and bullying of Swartz.