In a press release, Anonymous hacker claim to have leaked 1.7 GB of data stolen from the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics, a Department of Justice agency that collects and analyzes crime data. The file has been leaked to The Pirate Bay. The press release and accompanying YouTube video bills the leak "Monday Mail Mayhem" but doesn't offer much clue as to what's in there.
Greetings World, We are Anonymous.
Today we are releasing 1.7GB of data that used to belong to the United States Bureau of Justice, until now. Within the booty you may find lots of shiny things such as internal emails, and the entire database dump. We Lulzed as they took the website down after being owned, clearly showing they were scared of what inevitably happened.
We do not stand for any government or parties, we stand for freedom of people, freedom of speech and freedom of information. We are releasing data to spread information, to allow the people to be heard and to know the corruption in their government. We are releasing it to end the corruption that exists, and truly make those who are being oppressed free.
The price we pay very often is our own freedom. The price governments pay is the exposure of their corruption and the truth being revealed, for the truth will set us free in the end. So once more we call on you. Hackers, activists, and freedom fighters; join us in our struggle against these corporate hypocrites.
Currently the download speed is excruciatingly slow. This wouldn't be the first time Anonymous has hit the Department Of Justice. In February, they leaked an international conference call between the FBI and their overseas counterparts. Though it's hard to see what secrets will be revealed from the Feds' number-crunchers.