Breach, Data Security, Threat Management

Anonymous releases final list of FEMA contacts

The hacker collective Anonymous has released a third and final round of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) contacts.

The release is said to be the end of a trilogy in an email sent from the presumed hackers to The dispatch from the group goes on to say that the remainder of the information will remain in various encrypted backups awaiting further analysis.

The contacts list follows the same pattern as the previous releases: hundreds of names, phone numbers and email addresses coming from law enforcement agencies and police and fire departments around the United States that are connected to FEMA, but also from several technology and military organizations.

The leakers said in the initial release that some information was redacted, including logins, passwords, Social Security numbers and other details. The collective said the information was removed to prevent harm.

The final document once again referenced Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower who recently revealed how a spy program known as PRISM is keeping indiscriminate tabs on Americans.

“Ask yourselves this: If a semi-cohesive, ragtag group of contrarian technophiles like Anonymous can breach government servers with relative ease, what is your government capable of, with unlimited resources and time?” the hackers wrote.

FEMA, meanwhile, continues to remain fairly close-lipped about the releases.

The agency is working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and US-CERT in an investigation, a FEMA spokesman told last week.

In a previous release, Anonymous alluded to, but never directly addressed, a 2012 FEMA cyber exercise that the collective said painted hackers as criminals and justified programs such as PRISM.

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