The dumps comprising of millions of accounts has been let loose on the web by the hacking collective. The motivation behind the hack, the group claims, is to protest against banks, politicians and to avenge the hackers who have been captured by law enforcement agencies.
The leader of TeamGhostShell, DeadMellox, reported the hack through a tweet. Records, containing details of CIA accounts/records, banks, politicians, were leaked under the project dubbed ProjectHellFire and the hackers have said that more will follow.
— DeadMellox (@DeadMellox) August 25, 2012
“We are also letting everyone know that more releases, collaborations with Anonymous and other, plus two more projects are still scheduled for this fall and winter. It’s only the beginning.” the hackers said.
The hackers have also claimed that they are in possession of “three different access points” to millions, probably billions, of databases from a Chinese mainframe; US stock exchange mainframe/s; and Department of Homeland Security which they are going to offer to deserving hackers.
[Update @ 11:11 UT]: The hackers have mentioned the name CIA which is basically a company named C.I.A. Services and not the Central Intelligence Agency of the US. For this reason we have omitted the name CIA from the title as well as the content of the story.