“Anonymous” and “sporting event” are the key words that bring together the incidents we are about to present. On one hand, the hacktivists have leaked around 3,000 data sets from Formula Tours, the other victim being the Kiev Euro 2012 Football Championship website (kieveuro2012.org) which they’ve disrupted with a distributed denial-of-service attack.
So let’s take them one at a time.
website, which offers Formula 1 travel packages, has been breached in relation to the protests
Anonymous has planned for the Grand Prix F1 race that takes place these days in Montreal, Canada.
“Government of Quebec, It's been days since the people have been screaming their displeasure. Their claims are legitimate,” they wrote in their statement
They continue by blaming the Canadian government for stealing.
“Government of Quebec, you stay grounded in your positions, we stay on ours. Each passing day, the rage of the people takes magnitude. Quebecois people, you are strong, the fight is just. You must have hope and you will to win” they added.
The hackers leaked around 3,000 record sets containing customer names, email addresses and other booking information, but they also claim to have obtained the credit card details of more than 1,000 individuals.
The second target, kieveuro2012.org,
is still down as a result of the DDOS attack the hackers launched in Operation Ukraine. This campaign
is meant as a form of protest against the “animal holocaust” done by Ukrainian authorities in preparation for the EURO 2012 event.
The hackers have even made available a WEBLOIC tool that can be used by their supporters to join the attacks. Currently, it’s set on the official website of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), but uefa.com
appears to be functioning normally at press time.