Hacktivist hive-mind Anonymous has posted 90,000 military email addresses and passwords to BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay.
The headless collective said it had collected the data from the servers of US military contractor Booz Allen Hamilton which an Anonymous spokesperson said 'basically had no security measures in place'. Ironically, the company specialises in online security.
A statement accompanying the post read: "In this line of work you’d expect them to sail the seven proxseas with a state-of-the-art battleship, right? Well you may be as surprised as we were when we found their vessel being a puny wooden barge. We infiltrated a server on their network that basically had no security measures in place.”
In a further warning to the intelligence community which also contained threats of continuing attacks, one Anonomite said, "Your contractors have failed you. Tomorrow is the beginning."
A new fork from Anonymous, thought to contain members of the recently-disbanded LulzSec as well as established Anonymous stalwarts, is alleged to be responsible for the leak.
The group says it has also accessed 4GB of source code including 'maps and keys for various other treasure chests buried on the islands of government agencies, federal contractors and shady whitehat companies'.
One former LulzSec member, who now seems to be operating under the Anonymous banner, said that the latest revelations would be two of the biggest releases in the last four years and warned via Twitter: "Everyone brace. This is literally explosive".
The group also outed the personal details of French far-right party Front National, described by the hackers as the 'French Nazi Party,' plucked directly from the organisation's servers.