Hackers target Goldman Sachs
By Marina Landis
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A group of hackers got to financial giant Goldman Sachs Tuesday, publishing the personal information of numerous employees, including CEO Lloyd Blankfein.
Going by the name @CabinCr3w, the hackers blasted off a tweet that directed followers to the Pastebin website which lists Blankfein’s age, education, recent addresses, and legal cases he has been involved in, as well as the emails and titles of more than eighty employees.
Pastebin allows users to paste text anonymously and then stores it for a certain period of time. According to its website, it discourages the posting of email lists, password lists, and personal information. Pastebin said it removed CabinCr3w’s post, but as of midday Wednesday, it could still be viewed on the trending pastes section of the website.
Goldman Sachs declined to comment on the leak of personal data.
CabinCr3w tweeted on Monday, “To the people asking… we are part of anonymous just a group of like minded people taking on the world.” Much of their twitter feed has posts related to the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations.
The “Occupy Wall Street” protestors are taking inspiration from the Arab Spring protests that swept through Africa and the Middle East. Hundreds of people have been camping out in lower Manhattan in an effort to draw attention to the power of Wall Street firms and the major role they played in the economic downturn.
The group is calling for 20,000 people to flood the area to drive home their point, and many are using technology and social media to get their message out.
CabinCr3w also released personal information of a New York police officer on Tuesday who is seen in videos pepper spraying women protesters behind a police barricade at the demonstrations in New York’s Financial District.
The “Occupy Wall Street” protests continued for the twelfth straight day Wednesday.