Hackers under auspices of the AntiSec group claimed responsibility for hacking OnGuardOnline.gov, the U.S. federal government's online security website, in protest of various internet-related legislation including ACTA, SOPA and PIPA. OnGuardOnline.gov is managed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in cooperation with 14 other agencies.
In a message left on the OnGuardOnline website and on Pastebin, hackers threatened to continue "a relentless war against the corporate internet", and promised to destroy "dozens upon dozens" of government and corporate websites, if the aforementioned legislation are made into law.
Much like Anonymous’s actions against Polish government websites hacked over the weekend, the group promised to release sensitive data including emails, passwords, bank accounts, and other information from hacked websites.
"We are sitting on hundreds of rooted servers getting ready to drop all your mysql dumps and mail spools," the Anonymous-affiliated hacker group said.
The FTC did not comment on the attack.