Kapustkiy breached website for the Consular Department of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Netherlands and accessed passport numbers and PPI.
The white hat hacker Kapustkiy breached the website for the Consular Department of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Netherlands (ambru.nl). The hacker broke into the database and accessed personal information of approximately 30,000 users, as proof of the attack he leaked only 129 records in order to give the opportunity to administrators to fix the issue. Exposed records include emails, phone numbers, passport numbers, and IP addresses.
“So this could happend? And we give zero fucks about this? You should be a shame ambru.nl When are you guys going to fucking listen to me. A lot people have emailed you guys. SO TELL ME WHY YOU IGNORE ME FFS?” states the hacker’s manifesto published on PasteBin.
When asked about the hacking vulnerability exploited and the attack technique used, Kapustkiy told me that he has exploited a blind SQL Injection.
He hacked the website to push website administrators to boost the security of their platform and patch vulnerabilities that would expose personal details of the users.
Why the Consular Department of the Embassy of the Russian Federation?
Going to breach a database that is related to the Russian Government. Tuesday!
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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