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Anonymous leaks 2000 US congressional email passwords

Anonymous leaks 2000 US congressional email passwords
Ravi Mandalia

Anonymous claims to have leaked set of 2000 email addresses and password belonging to folks over at US congress including the likes of US Attorney General’s office, the Senate and New York’s comptroller.

The hack is seemingly in retaliation to recent reports of NSA being involved in surveillance activities of internet users linked to companies like Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo and Google. An Anonymous affiliate account @AnonLastResort tweeted on Monday with a link to a document containing 2,000 email addresses and passwords.

The hackers have however omitted some passwords and shuffled the rest so that they don’t show up next to the email address; however, it seems that the email address and password combination isn’t hard to figure out.


This is not the first time when Anonymous has leaked username and password combinations. But, stealing user data is probably as low as it can get for Anonymous, which is known for some of its high-profile hacks.