Anonymous aims to make US Senators accountable for their votes
A group of Anonymous-affiliated hackers has made public a considerable amount of detailed personal information of the majority of the 86 US Senators that voted for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
The Pastebin entry includes information such as dates of birth, spouse and children names, addresses, phone numbers, Twitter accounts, memberships in various committees, information about education, profession and religion, their staff, previous votes on a number of issues, their campaign contributors, suites filed against them, and more.
The hackers don’t claim to have stolen the information following a breach, and the document seems to have been compiled from information collected from a variety of sources accessible to the public.
According to Softpedia, some US citizens have already seized on the information offered and have been sending accusations of treason to a number of the Senators who voted Yea.
A day later, the goal of the document was explained.
“This is an open letter to the US leaders,” wrote the hackers. “We’ve been watching you systematically destroy the rights of your own people, one law at a time. No longer shall we stand by and watch you enslave our fellow citizens. You have continued down this path of treason by creating acts such as the National Defense Authorization Act, Stop Online Piracy Act, Protect IP Act, and more. You’ve tried to conceal the true purpose of these bills, and pass them without the consent of the American people.”
They went on enumerating the Bill of Rights, and said that every time they violate any of the amendments included in it, they will make sure that the people are aware of it. “You may have previously succeeded in concealing your actions, but that time has come to an end,” they concluded.