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US military dating website hacked, 170,000 emails leaked

The hacking group LulzSec Reborn claims to have attacked a military dating website.

In its announcement on the pastebin.com website, the group said it has leaked 170,937 military emails from MilitarySingles.com website.

“There are emails such as @us.army.mil ; @carney.navy.mil ; @greatlakes.cnet.navy.mil ; @microsoft.com ; etc.., the hackers said. They also provided links for downloading the data.

Militarysingles.com is a dating website aiming at connecting single soldiers. In response to the attack, the site has enacted a “series of security procedures”, the chief executive of the company said.

“Regardless of whether it was a true or false claim, we are treating it as though it is true just to be safe,” Robert Goebel told the LA Times. He added that the website has a total of 140,000 accounts against almost 171,000 claimed by the hackers. There are doubts the attack took place at all, he added.

At the same time, the group has reported a successful hack of the CSS Corp., a private global information and communications technology company financially backed by several private equity groups, including Goldman Sachs. LulzSec claims to have dumped the whole company’s database, including email addresses, names, usernames, passwords, and IDs. They posted part of the data to Pastebin with a link to download the rest.

LulzSec is an offshoot of the Anonymous hacker collective, suffered a major blow after several of its activists were arrested. The group’s members were implicated by Hector Xavier Monsegur, known by a nickname Sabu, who had cooperated with the FBI.

Despite FBI claiming it has “beheaded” the group, Anonymous announced that this would have no effect as LulzSec “had been dead a long-time.”

Anonymous and LulzSec attack FBI and PayPal

In a joint statement from Anonymous and LulzSec released today, the hacktivist collectives lashed out at both the FBI and PayPal, saying that they are “terrorists” enacting injustices on America.

“In recent weeks, we’ve found ourselves outraged at the FBI’s willingness to arrest and threaten those who are involved in ethical, modern cyber operations,” begins the statement. The message goes on to call law enforcement “ridiculous” for going after suspects believed to be linked to Anonymous and says that the denial of service attacks waged on websites to shut them down does not warrant 15 years behind bars of hefty fees. “What the FBI needs to learn is that there is a vast difference between adding one’s voice to a chorus and digital sit-in with Low Orbit Ion Cannon, and controlling a large botnet of infected computers. And yet both of these are punishable with exactly the same fine and sentence,” they write.

The hacktivists add that they are outraged that PayPal continues to withhold funds belonging to WikiLeaks, and calls them out for assisting law enforcement in hunting down alleged donators.

“Quite simply, we, the people, are disgusted with these injustices. We will not sit down and let ourselves be trampled upon by any corporation or government. We are not scared of you, and that is something for you to be scared of. We are not the terrorists here: you are.”

Together, Anonymous and LulzSec urge their audience to close their PayPal accounts. “The first step to being truly free is not putting one’s trust into a company that freezes accounts when it feels like, or when it is pressured by the U.S. government. PayPal’s willingness to fold to legislation should be proof enough that they don’t deserve the customers they get. They do not deserve your business, and they do not deserve your respect,” they write.

Within hours of calling on their followers to shut down their PayPal accounts, Anonymous relayed via Twitter that a source working for the online payment site has confirmed that over 24,000 accounts had been closed.

The hacktivists are asking people to tweet photographs of their closed accounts and spread the word. “Anonymous has become a powerful channel of information, and unlike the governments of the world, we are here to fight for you,” they write.

Last year, Anonymous waged DDos attacks on PayPal, Mastercard and Visa in response to the corporations’ stance against WikiLeaks. Earlier this month, a loophole allowed the whistleblower site to momentarily receive funds sent through Visa, bringing in upwards of six-figures for WikiLeaks.