Cryptome (cryptome.org) – the popular repository for information about freedom of speech, cryptography, spying and surveillance – has been hacked.
According to a statement posted on the site’s main page
, on February 12, the attackers have managed to breach the website, email and Twitter (@cryptomeorg
Cryptome’s owners have managed to restore the website and the email, but the Twitter account still appears to be controlled by the hackers. As a result, a new Twitter account has been created, @cryptome_org
The site’s representatives have said that this was expected.
Judging by the posts from the compromised Twitter account, the cybercriminals behind this breach are “RuXpIn and SaBu ~KrYoGeNiKs.”
This is not the first time when Cryptome falls victim to hackers
. The site was hacked on several occasions in the past.
Interestingly, the last breach occurred precisely one year ago. At the time, attackers planted
a malicious script on the website in an attempt to infect users with malware.