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Anonymous allegedly leaks bank executive account information during US Super Bowl

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In the latest round of attacks, Hacktivist group Anonymous claims to have leaked the names, addresses and other personal information on around 4,000 bank executives.

Anonymous issued this Tweet sent during the American Football Super Bowl game on Sunday.

The website used in the attack belongs to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center (ACJIC). The page extension URL is titled, "oops-we-did-it-again." However, as of Monday, the URL now shows a 'page cannot be found' notice.

Meanwhile, Anonymous hacker, teenager Jake Birchall, has escaped jail. Birchall, who along with several other men was involved in a series of DDoS attacks against major firms, including PayPal, MasterCard and Visa. Judge Peter Testar saved Birchall from jail after describing the 18 year old as "profoundly isolated" with "special needs".

The other men involved in the cyber attacks did not avoid jail time. Christopher Weatherhead, a 22-year old Northampton University student, was convicted in December on one count of conspiracy to impair the operation of computers, contrary to section 1 (1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977.

Weatherhead - who used the online handle Nerdo - was described as being a "high-level operator" within Anonymous, playing a major role in a string of DDoS attacks.

Having pleaded guilty, another Anonymous member, Ashley Rhodes, was jailed for seven months. A third defendant, Peter Gibson, received a six month suspended term.

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