Hacking group Anonymous has today released an archive containing what it claims to be private emails and databases of IRC Federal, a contractor that partners with the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of the Army.
The group calls this latest release ‘F*ck FBI Friday II’ and says that it “laid nuclear waste to their systems, owning their pathetic windows box, dropping their databases and private emails.”
Anonymous says that it found information in the emails that includes “various contracts, development schematics, and internal documents for various government institutions.”
These include a proposal for the FBI to develop a “Special Identities Modernization (SIM) Project” to “reduce terrorist and criminal activity by protecting all records associated with trusted individuals and revealing the identities of those individuals who may pose serious risk to the United States and its allies”.
Other data that Anonymous claims is included in the archive includes fingerprinting contracts for the Department of Justice, biometric projects for the military and strategy contracts for the National Nuclear Security Administration Nuclear Weapons Complex. The group says that they have also found logins to VPNs and several Department of Energy logins that they’re including with live access.
The group has also released this statement to employees of IRC Federal:
If you place any value on freedom, then stop working for the oligarchy and start working against it. Stop aiding the corporations and a government which uses unethical means to corner vast amounts of wealth and proceed to flagrantly abuse their power. Together, we have the power to change this world for the better.
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps
to perpetuate it. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
The announcement of the release took place on AnonymousIRC, the hacking group’s Twitter account, along with the message ‘Happy Hacker Independence Day!’
While Anonymous claims to have defaced the IRC Federal website, there seems to be no evidence of that now. IRC Federal outlines its operations in its company profile:
IRC Federal was founded by seasoned information technology professionals to deliver high quality, best value information management products and services to commercial and government clients worldwide.
Averaging more than a decade of experience in the IT and e-learning industry, our staff stands ready to meet your information management needs.
Our engineers and specialists have built web and Internet security solutions since the earliest beginnings of the World Wide Web.
On its site, IRC Federal lists its clients as the U.S. Department of the Navy, NASA, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of the Army.