Ghost Squad Hackers Leak Data of US Military Personnel
June 24, 2016
Shah Sheikh (1294 articles)

Ghost Squad Hackers Leak Data of US Military Personnel

Ghost Squad Hackers dumped the data of US military personnel, according to a Facebook post published today.

The data is on a website on the Dark Web but was added to PasteBin after a few hours as well.

Group leaks data for around 3,400 servicemen

Dump #1 contains 433 records. For each record, with very few exceptions, there’s data included such as a person’s name, phone number, address lines, city, state, ZIP code, country (all US), email address, age, gender, and income level.

Dump #2 contains 232 records. For each record, there’s an email address, first name, last name, address, city, state, ZIP code and phone number.

Dump #3 contains 2,750 records. For each record, the data dump may include a full name, email address, date of birth, address lines, credit card number, credit card expiration date, credit card CVV, credit card type, and two fields marked APO and AE.

Softpedia found the names of some persons in two or all three dumps, so some duplicates appear to exist.

Group says leak is part of #OpSilence

“The final release for #OpSilence Army database leaked, your empire ran by banks will fall US GOV,” the group wrote on Facebook. “You must view these leaks in Tor Browser we are not jeopardizing our freedom.”

OpSilence is a hacktivist campaign launched by Ghost Squad Hackers at the start of June. When announced, the group told Softpedia that OpSilence was a campaign against mainstream media sites because they failed to report the true crimes happening in Palestine and Syria.

Previously, Ghost Squad Hackers had also been at the core of OpIcarus, a campaign of DDoS attacks against banks in several countries.

The hackers are associated with the Anonymous movement but have recently started to promote their own name via OpSilence.

Group Squad Hackers loses its leader

Softpedia could not verify the validity of the group’s claims, but if the data belongs to US military servicemen, the US doesn’t take kindly to these types of leaks.

One of the most infamous such incidents occurred last summer, when the US killed Junaid Hussein in a drone strike. Hussein was the former leader of the TeaMp0isoN hacking crew, but at the time of his death, he joined the Islamic State’s Hacking Division called the Cyber Caliphate.

Maybe this is the reason why, approximately one hour before Ghost Squad Hackers leaked the data, its official leader, a hacker known as Gh0s7, announced on Twitter he was leaving the group. Softpedia has reached out to Gh0s7 for comments regarding his involvement in the data leak and his reasons for leaving Ghost Squad Hackers.

Source | SoftPedia