Anonymous has done it again. The loosely associated hacking collective, which has hacked everything from GoDaddy to religious organizations to government websites, the Pentagon and more, has released 16 gigabytes of data, code and software related to Bankof America, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and others, claiming that Bank of America had employed security firms to “spy and collect information on private citizens.”
One Anonymous subgroup, identifying itself asPar:AnoIA (aka Anonymous Intelligence Agency), issued a press release on Wednesday to discuss some of the details of the release.
“The source of this release has confirmed that the data was not acquired by a hack but because it was stored on a misconfigured server and basically open for grabs,” Par:AnoIA said. “Looking at the data it becomes clear that Bank of America, TEKSystems and others (see origins of reports) gathered information on Anonymous and other activists’ movement on various social media platforms and public Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channels.”
Ally Financial’s ResCap Wants to End Foreclosure Review Process
Residential Capital LLC, the mortgage subsidiary of government-owned lender Ally Financial Inc., wants a bankruptcy judge’s assurance that the Federal Reserve and other government agencies can’t force it to continue conducting foreclosure reviews under a 2011 agreement.
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New York AG investigating BofA for mortgages: filing
(Reuters) – Bank of America Corp (BAC.N) said in a securities filing Thursday that the New York State Attorney General is investigating the bank over the purchase, securitization and underwriting of home loans and mortgage-backed securities.
The second-largest U.S. bank said it was cooperating with the investigation and other similar inquiries. A Bank of America spokesman declined to comment beyond the filing.