Hackers steal 8 GB of data from Italian anti-cybercrime unit
Posted on 25 July 2011.
Evidence servers of the Italian National Anti-Cybercrime Center for the Protection of Critical Infrastructure (CNAIPIC) have been breached and some its contents published by a group of hackers calling themselves "Legion of Anonymous Doom", who apparently got on board the AntiSec campaign.


The group has made clear that its sitting on around eight GB of stolen data and that it plans to release it all.

The data dump waiting to be released apparently contains also documents stolen from the Australian Ministry of Defense, various big Russian companies such as Gazprom, a number of embassies and consulates situated in Ukraine, the Nepalese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Egyptian Ministry of Transport and Communication, the US Department of Agriculture and hundreds of attorneys and government agencies, and others.

"This corrupted organization gathered all the evidence from the seized property of suspected computer professional entertainers and utilized it over many years to conduct illegal operations with foreign intelligence agencies and oligarchy to facilitate their lust for power and money, they never used obtained evidence to really support ongoing investigations," writes the group.

According to the BBC, among the documents released in this "prerelease" are those depicting CNAIPIC's internal management structure and a list of the stolen documents.

CNAIPIC has still not commented on the veracity of these claims.







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