Members of Anonymous recently took down the U.S. government online security guidance site OnGuardOnline.gov, which is managed by the FTC.
"Before the site was knocked offline, the hackers plastered a message on the home page announcing that they plan to 'rage a relentless war against the corporate Internet, destroying dozens upon dozens of government and company websites,' if lawmakers pass the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) or its European counterpart, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)," writes SecurityNewsDaily's Matt Liebowitz.
"By infiltrating the FTC site, a partnership of 14 federal agencies, the hackers said they gained access to, and will leak, passwords, bank account credentials and online dating details stored on 'hundreds of rooted servers,'" Liebowitz writes.
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