A hacked called Chriss10011, a member of TheAdipiscing group, hacked an official site of the Big Dance, an event programmed for 2010 and 2012, considered to be the “London dance experience.”
The hackers didn’t say exactly which site they breached, but since only the 2010 event was sponsored by T-Mobile, most probably bigdance2010
.com is the victim.
The site, managed by the Greater London Authority in partnership with the Arts Council of England, contains sensitive information on both the participants and the organizers.
As a result of the breach, the hackers made available email addresses and password hashes from users, but also the IDs, addresses and other data that belongs to the organizers.
“Look what T-Mobile has done, it has already been Leaked and HaCked by Teamp0isoN and now we are finishing the deed. There will be no comeback,” the hackers said
Since the Terms and Conditions
of the site don’t mention anything about the website being run or owned by T-Mobile, we’ve contacted the telecoms company for details. Stay tuned to find out what T-Mobile representatives have to say. Update
. T-Mobile representatives contacted us to say that they're currently investigating the issue. They'll provide detailed information once it becomes available. Update2.
T-Mobile confirmed that they don't own or manage the site. We are currently waiting for clarifications from the Greater London Authority to learn if they're the ones responsible for the site and if any measures have been taken to patch up the security holes. Update3.
The Greater London Authority responded to our inquiry. Find their statement below:
We have established that 15 email addresses and encrypted passwords were hacked from our email registration in 2010. We have removed this data from the website and disabled the email address access.
We have also established that the event listings database from 2010 has been hacked. This information formed part of the searchable public area of the site.
There are no 'secret organisers' of Big Dance as claimed by the hacker.
Since then the security on the site has been carefully reviewed. We would not expect any further breaches of this kind.