Anonymous-affiliated hackers go after Wall Street in OpMidasBank

The self-described blackhats at #TeamGhostShell have released 50,000 usernames and passwords from Wall Street firms.

 

Fernando Alfonso III

Internet Culture

Published Jul 18, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 2:18 pm CDT

An Anonymous-affiliated hacker group known as Team GhostShell, a strong supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement, has set its crosshairs on Wall Street.

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The group’s new operation, called “MidasBank,” leaked usernames and passwords for 50,000 Wall Street accounts in a PasteBin release, FreakOutNation reported.

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“GhostShell has been leaking left and right all kinds of targets, well we’re here to bring some sort of order to it, which is why this district will function solely to provide leaks from an economical point of view, institutional and educational, but [primarily], it will focus on the financial aspect of things,” said the PasteBin document.

“With that being said, what better target to pick as a first release, than the place that puts all markets to shame in the world. Wall Street.”

Midas is a form of banking software used largely overseas.

In early June Team GhostShell took responsibility for allegedly hacking 800,000 Chinese government records in an operation known as #ProjectDragonFly.

The hack also disrupted sites like China Bearing Commercial Community (bearing.com.cn), International Club of Dalian (an international community club in northeast China), and the Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (chalco.com.cn), Softpedia reported.

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*First Published: Jul 18, 2012, 1:09 pm CDT