Anonymous claims to have hacked the United States’ State Department website and captured a database, which has now been published on the Internet.
The data dump by the hacktivists contains the names and email addresses of State Department consular and careers staffers and in some cases, their phone numbers and date of birth.
Usernames are also found in the database dump. Searching state.gov and other sites shows that several email addresses and other data match State Department staffers in the United States and legations around the world.
This includes a senior officer whose name also features in one of the leaked US State department cables published by Wikileaks.