The hacking collective known as Anonymous has breached the system of yet another defense contractor.
In a tweet posted today on a Twitter account maintained by members of the AntiSec collective, the group announced the release nearly 4,713 emails and thousands of documents belonging to Richard Garcia, the senior vice president of Vanguard Defense Industries.
According to The Hacker News, AntiSec targeted VDI's website due to their relationship with several law enforcement agencies from Texas and other parts of the U.S., as well as their relationship with the FBI, the DHS, and U.S. Marshals Service.
Anonymous targeted Garcia due to his former position as assistant director in charge of the FBI's field office in Los Angeles.
“This leak contains internal meeting notes and contracts, schematics, non-disclosure agreements, personal information about other VDI employees, and several dozen ‘counter-terrorism’ documents classified as ‘law enforcement sensitive’ and ‘for official use only,'” read the release. “Within the booty you may find lots of shiny things as we did not have time to follow up on all the data.
“Safe to say, that despite previous disclosure in the media, Mr. Garcia did not bother to change any of his many, many passwords found in his spool at the time of this release,” it stated.
The release of the documents follows the hackers infiltration of VDI's website, which is operated on the blogging platform, WordPress.