Hacker claims breach of 50,000 accounts from Wall Street IT recruiting firm

Data dump exposes names, addresses, salary info on job candidates

By , Computerworld |  Security, hacker

In a statement announcing the breach, Masakaki suggested the attack was meant as a show of support for the Occupy Wall Street movement. The hacker claimed to belong to "MidasBank," a group that is part of TeamGhostShell, according to the statement.

"GhostShell has been leaking left and right all kinds of targets, well we're here to bring some sort of order to it which is why this district will function solely to provide leaks from an economical point of view," the statement noted. "What better target to pick as a first release, than the place that puts all markets to shame in the world. Wall Street. IT Wall Street owned," the statement read.

According to Andiamo's website, the firm is the leading technology recruiting firm for the financial services sector. The company helps Wall Street firms find IT staff in areas such as development, infrastructure, database and process management.

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