The website of the United Nations Development Programme was hacked by TeaMp0isoN and tons of details were leaked as a form of protest against what they call “the bureaucratic head of NATO used to legitimise the Barbarism of Capitalist elite.”
After yesterday I claimed that Anonymous and their supporting groups are more about words than deeds, they wanted to show me and the world that they’re not to be joked with.
A few hundred email addresses, usernames and passwords belonging to members of the United Nations Development Programme, including the ones of the administrators, were published in a Pastebin document.
“The overseer of many atrocities from Rwanda to Darfour to the inaction in Yugoslavia to the creation of the State of Israel and the disposition of the Palestinian people, the UN has become a beast that must be stopped or tamed!” reads a statement that accompanies the large quantity of data.
I was starting to believe that organizations who consider themselves a worthy target to hackers made considerable improvements in buffing up their security measures, but obviously, I was wrong.
“United Nations, why didn’t you expect us?” say the hackers.
Judging by the fact that the email addresses and the log-in data is all in clear-text, one can only presume that there wasn’t much encryption protecting the highly sensitive data.
While some of the members didn’t have a password at all, many relied on the classic “12345”, “11111” or “654321” to safeguard their accounts. As someone said recently, a hacking operation will reveal even the strongest passwords, but the most worrying situation is when someone can guess the piece of text that should protect digital assets.
How the attack took place is uncertain for now, the hackers not leaving any clues on how the operation unrolled.
“The question now is... how?... We will let the so called ‘security experts’ over at the UN figure that out.”