The hackers found that one of them was running a pirated edition of Windows
Anonymous Romania continues its campaign against the local government and international organizations which they blame of being corrupt. The latest victims are an official site of the International Monetary Fund and the website of the National Association of Retired Military Personnel (ANCMRR).The hackers told us that, after they breached the site of ANCMRR, they realized that an official website of Bucharest, Romania's capital city, was hosted on the same server. Much to the hackers’ surprise, it seems that the server ran a pirated edition of a Windows operating system, fact which they proved with a screenshot showing a “Windows Genuine Crack” hosted on one of the hard drive’s partitions.
The hacktivists identified around 8 gigabytes of information they consider to be “useful,” planning to publish it all online after they finish copying all of it to their own servers.
The website of the International Monetary Fund, the organization founded to “promote international monetary cooperation,” belongs to the Regional Office designated for Romania and Bulgaria. The hackers defaced the site’s main page and they say that they plan on leaking data from their servers.
Currently, the website of the International Monetary Fund has been restored, but the site of the Military Association still displays the image posted by the hackers.
Since we’ve last heard from them, Anonymous also breached the Romanian Commodities Exchange, site from which they also obtained tons of information they plan on making public in the upcoming days.
The site was also defaced, but its administrators rushed to restore it. However, the site still seems to display some errors which may indicate that the hackers still have access to it.
Last week, we’ve learned about Anonymous’ hacking spree in Romania, the online activists managing to breach and deface a large number of sites belonging to law enforcement and other government agencies.