Anonymous breaks into International Atomic Energy Agency servers – publishes server login info and email contacts

// November 28th, 2012 // Hacking and Security

Pastebin logo - common hacker dumping groundAnonymous hackers broke into a International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) server and released server login information and email contact information of experts working for IAEA on Sunday.  The list of 167 email addresses was posted on Pastebin along with the following message:

“PARASTOO IS SPEAKING . ITS OUR FIRST PUBLIC MESSAGE . YOU WILL BE HEARING GAME CHANGING NEWS FROM US FREQUENTLY FROM NOW ON. THESE SMALL MESSAGES WILL FIND RIGHT AUDIENCES WITHOUT ANY CRYPTOEFFORT WHILE BEING CRYPTIC . WE DO NOT BELONG TO THIS TWITTER-STYLE DAY AND AGE SO HAVE A CRACK AT IT FREELY HOWEVER YOU WISH WITH HASHTAGS , G+s AND ..PASTEBINS”

IAEA spokeswoman Gill Tudor downplayed the incident and told ComputerWorld:

“Some contact details related to experts working with the IAEA were posted on a hacker site on 25 November 2012. The IAEA deeply regrets this publication of information stolen from an old server that was shut down some time ago. In fact, measures had already been taken to address concern over possible vulnerability in this server. The IAEA’s technical and security teams are continuing to analyze the situation and do everything possible to help ensure that no further information is vulnerable. The Agency treats information security, including cybersecurity, as a top priority and takes all possible steps to ensure its computer systems and data are fully protected.”

The Patsebin dump ended with this vague “threat” warning IAEA that the hackers had obtained a complete backup of the compromised server:

“BEFORE THEY GET ARAMCOED BY IRRESPONSIBLE ENTITIES , WE TOOK ANOTHER STEP FORWARD AND GRABBED A TOTAL BACKUP.”

Sources: CompterWorld, Pastebin

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