Anonymous Leaks 50,000 Wall Street IT Personnel Accounts

    July 18, 2012

One of the more interesting teams operating with Anonymous is #TeamGhostShell. They are usually the team behind the more malicious attacks that target governments and corporations. Their latest operation, MidasBank, has one target clearly in its sites – Wall Street.

#TeamGhostShell has so far released around 50,000 accounts from IT personnel who work on Wall Street. The accounts are from current, past and rejected people who have ties with Wall Street. The information was released as the first batch of MidasBank, a place where they will leak all the information they have on the financial sector. In their own words:

GhostShell has been leaking left and right all kinds of targets, well we’re here to bring some sort of order to it, which is why this district will function solely to provide leaks from an economical point of view, institutional and educational, but primary, it will focus on the financial aspect of things.

With that being said, what better target to pick as a first release, than the place that puts all markets to shame in the world. Wall Street.

We won’t link to the dump for obvious reasons, but the leak looks legitimate. There are thousands upon thousands of email addresses, passwords, full names and home addresses for people who may or may not work on Wall Street.

Interestingly enough, MidasBank withheld 3000 of the resumes that were part of the leaks. Why? They are going to sell them on the black market. It’s no surprise that some of the leaked information is sold, but to see a group freely admitting to it in the release is new to me.

This year has already been crazy on the Anonymous front. I have a feeling that they’re just getting started. As we head into the election months, expect something crazy from them. I know that Anonymous isn’t a fan of either candidate and they’re going to try something. What exactly? I don’t know, but we’ll let you know once we do.