Anonymous takes credit for hacking US Census Bureau

Oh, Anonymous.

Published Sun, Jul 26 2015 5:30 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:05 PM CST

After Anonymous took credit for a data breach targeting the US Census Bureau, the agency is now investigating the incident. The Federal Audit Clearinghouse is responsible for collecting and storing audit information from local and state governments, Indian tribes and non-profit groups.

The Federal Audit Clearinghouse stores non-confidential information, including names, site user names, and organization addresses and phone numbers.

Don't worry, as all internal confidential information remains secure: "That information remains safe, secure and on an internal network segmented apart from the external site and the affected database," said John Thompson, director of the Census Bureau, in a blog post.

There is increased pressure on the US government to improve cybersecurity, as more foreign-based cyberespionage attacks have yielded great results. In addition, these attacks by Anonymous and other hacktivist groups prove to be a continued annoyance.

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