12 July 2011

Booz-Allen Hacked

Cyber-hacktivist group Anonymous attacked Booz-Allen-Hamilton and supposedly got 90,000 email IDs. Which is interesting, considering they don't have 90,000 employees.

They apparently were able to get encrypted versions of the email passwords only, 53,000 of which carried the military ".mil" domains, the report said.

The hackers also wiped out 4GB of Booz Allen source code in an attack they called "Military Meltdown Monday". The group said, "We infiltrated a server on their network that basically had no security measures in place."

Booz Allen provides technological services including cyber-security consulting to the American military and other US government agencies. Its staff includes Michael McConnell, former director of the National Security Agency.

And if you'd like to here Mike McConnell talk about cybersecurity, you can listen to him talk about the "Cybersecurity Balancing Act" on BAH's own website. One of the bullet-point highlights of the talk? "Protecting against insider and outsider threats". Indeed.

Doctrine Man weighs in...

By: Brant

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