The collective Anonymous has compromised the subdomains of the European Space Agency website and leaked personal information of thousands of subscribers and officials.
The hacking collective Anonymous seems to be very active in this period, its last victim is the European Space Agency. Members of Anonymous have breached a number of subdomains of the European Space Agency website and leaked personal and login credentials of thousands of subscribers and officials.
”We did it for the Lulz” is the message left by Anonymous.
Anonymous conducted a cyber attack on the following subdomains of the European Space Agency (ESA) website:
The hackers exploited a blind SQL vulnerability in order to access the backend of the subdomains and exfiltrate data from the database.
The colleagues at the Hackread.com who disclosed the news, have analyzed the data leaked online by Anonymous confirming its authenticity. Anonymous leaked the stolen data into three separate files which include the website’s database, officials personal information and Subscribers’ data.
Such kind of incidents opens the doors to further cyber attacks, the leaked data include information related to officials that could be targeted by criminal groups or nation-state actors for espionage.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
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Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.