DarkWeb Goons have taken credit for the massive data dump
A hacker collective called DarkWeb Goons, recently founded by a former member of the Grey Security group, has breached the official website of World Wildlife Foundation China (wwfchina.org).The hackers have published a file containing the details or around 80,000 users, including email addresses, usernames, passwords and, in some cases, ICQ numbers.
The email addresses and login passwords of the site’s administrators have also been published.
CWN has analyzed the data leak and has found that over 54,000 of the records comprise email addresses and associated passwords in clear text.
Many of the email addresses are registered with Chinese providers such as Sina or QQ, but a few thousands belong to Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo customers.
The hackers haven’t revealed their reasons for targeting the World Wildlife Foundation, but they have utilized the #corrupt hashtag, which might indicate that the attack has something to do with the corruption allegations that hit the organization over the past period.