Anonymous Hackers hacked and defaced United States Sentencing Commission under the operation called “#opLastResort”. And also threatened the US government to release sensitive information.
Cached Deface Page on Google:
“Two weeks ago today, Aaron Swartz was killed. Killed because he faced an impossible choice. Killed because he was forced into playing a game he could not win — a twisted and distorted perversion of justice — a game where the only winning move was not to play.
With Aaron’s death we can wait no longer. The time has come to show the United States Department of Justice and its affiliates the true meaning of infiltration. The time has come to give this system a taste of its own medicine. The time has come for them to feel the helplessness and fear that comes with being forced into a game where the odds are stacked against them.”
Anonymous now threatens to release secret information that they have reportedly copied from several governments’ computer systems they were able to access. The hackers also put up their video statement and a list of files named after US Supreme Court justices on the hacked website.
Full message left by anonymous can be found here:
Its hard to say, which vulnerability was exploited by Anonymous. But it seems that the anatomy of attack was the same as the attack on MIT sites. Both are on Microsoft IIS and coldfusion. It is also possible that hackers use some zero day to hack sites.
A few days ago, Anonymous defaced a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) website to denounce the charges against him and urge computer crime law reforms.
Website is down now and DNS records pulled out.