An Anonymous group, identifying itself as Par:AnoIA (aka Anonymous Intelligence Agency) has released 14 Gigabytes of data, code and software that it claims shows how Bank of America employed security firms to monitor hackers and activists.
In a Wednesday press release, Par:AnoIA stated that the data "shows that Bank of America and others are contracting other companies to spy and collect information on private citizens." The release also notes, however, that the "overall quality of the research is poor and potentially false."
The data was not obtained through any hack, but was "stored on a misconfigured server and basically open for grabs."
Leaked documents reveal that TEKSystems assembled reports on both Occupy Wall Street online activity and hackers throughout 2012. But the hackers group called such "intelligence" "sloppy, random and valueless":
Apparently a key word list was used to match for items of interest on IRC, Twitter and other social media. While the list has over 10.000 entries only 1125 keywords seem to be genuine, the rest are simply Wikipedia references.