Several hacker groups have mounted a fresh batch of cyber attacks against the Peruvian, Colombian and Philippines governments, all in the name of Anonymous’ ongoing AntiSec campaign.
The attacks were all first revealed on The Hacker News website before subsequently being publicised by Anonymous via one of its Twitter accounts, where the group tweeted:
“#AntiSec spreading everywhere, Phillipines [sic]: http://bit.ly/pjyMSx Columbia: http://bit.ly/n1WH80 Peru: http://bit.ly/q9sTQw Rock on, mateys!”
The attack on the Colombian Government saw the hackers target roughly 250 of the country’s police officials with “spam bombs”. Following the regular pattern of most hacker groups, the attackers went on to post a statement online containing the personal data of National Police employees.
The statement thanked the police, “for keeping us submitted and trampled” and invited all like-minded individuals to join the AntiSec movement.
The attack on the Philippians Government was enacted by the “BashCrew” hacker collective. The hack targeted the country’s Congress.gov.ph website. The group subsequently published the stolen data on pastebin. The data posted included government workers personal information, emails and contact numbers.
The hacks in Peru targeted 10 government owned sites and were perpetrated by an as yet unidentified group of hackers. The attack was still credited as being a part of the ongoing AntiSec campaign. The information taken from the 10 sites was then posted online, it again included filenames and employee details.
The attacks come just as Anonymous has mounted several fresh attacks against the Italian Cyber Police and NATO.
None of the targeted governments have yet released official statements regarding the attacks.