Cybersecurity

Anonymous Hackers Target Congressional Staffers

Post e-mail addresses and passwords online

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The hacking group Anonymous has targeted the email accounts of thousands of congressional staffers, posting addresses and passwords on an online message board.

The group, which claims to have scrambled the passwords from their owners, posted 2,102 email addresses, some of which belong to people who are no longer working for Congress. The e-mail addresses posting, which was first reported by The Atlantic, include both House and Senate staff, but the hackers say they intentionally disassociated some of their owners from their passwords.

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