OperationSnowMelt: Anonymous Hackers Make Good on Promise
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Hackers operating under the AnonOpsRomania moniker have made good on their promise, posting data stolen in a recent raid on Romania's spy agencies.

As well as details regarding Romania's acting prime minister Mihai Razvan Ungureanu, the hackers claimed to possess the names of over 700 active and 2,500 inactive Foreign Intelligence Agency (SIE) agents.

Again stemming from the @AnonOpsRomania Twitter account, the post was made on Pastebin, along with exposition of the data's significance.

"This file will focus mostly on Ungureanu's connection to the banks, it's affiliation with the secret organization, SIE, the link between him and Israel and why he is a key player in today's politics," read AnonOpsRomania's statement.

"The actions of our secret services, they've become since the 90's from casual thieves to complexed [sic] creatures that have extended across the border and have sold pretty much everything we've had to a selected few countries/foreigners. Proof, the over 70+ billion euro debt we have."

The hackers went on to again cite the primary motivation for the attack as a protest against Romania's current prime minister, Mihai Razvan Ungureanu.

The Romanian Parliament approved the new Ungureanu-led government on 10 February. The approval came after a series of protests against the Emil Boc-led government forced the former prime minister to step down from his role.

Citing the country's ongoing austerity measures and falling standard of living, the protesters claimed that Boc's party didn't care about the Romanian people.

Despite housing pro-American leanings and a strong pledge to improve the country's living standards, opinion polls already suggest Romanians remain suspicious of Ungureanu and his past affiliation with SIE - in their statement the hackers suggested Ungureanu is still the "chief spy" at the agency.

In its statement AnonOpsRomania clarified that it would not release the full list of names unless it absolutely had to, stating it did not want to be listed as an enemy of the state. "After much debate over this, we've decided to hold onto this archive a bit longer, just in case it gets serious, we don't want to be made into traitors of the state, even though we already know who those truly are.

"Everything will be filed and stored in safe spots. But don't worry, if thing comes to worst [sic], we'll leak by 'accident' at the very least the list with the 2.500+ agents that are currently in offline mode and still keep the Ace with the 700+."

Though the hackers claim to have acted as a part of the wider Anonymous collective, some individuals claiming to be Anons - the name members of Anonymous use to refer to themselves - have contacted the International Business Times UK suggesting AnonOpsRomania is a separate group.

"Those hipsters are NOT Anon...." wrote one individual on the IBTimes UK's forums. AnonOpsRomania's full release can be read here.