“I would like to tell you that I have successfully penetrated the site” Cryptolulz told me via Twitter. “I have taken over its database”
He exploited a blind SQL Injection vulnerability, he hacked the website of Russian embassy of Armenia to create awareness amongst the authorities.
“because I don’t think they care much about security … lol”
The hacker tried to contact the admins of the website some time ago, but he hasn’t received any response.
“I left them an email but no reply so I decided to leak a short amount of their database…” he added.
He broke into the database a0014414_embassy that contains 36 tables, but the hacker leaked only the “user” table which contains the credentials for the admin, the editor and other people in the stuff. He avoided disclosing the members’ records because they may include classified information.
Data was published on Pastebin, leaked records include id, name, type, email, login, password, last visit IP address, last visit date, profile creation date.
Cryptolulz was involved in several data leaks of government websites, including the Mexican telecommunication website and several DDoS attacks against government website and banks. He defined its motivation as “politically driven hacking.”
My reason for targeting this website was to create awareness amongst the people and higher authorities… because I don’t think they
Cryptolulz now joined a new hacking team called Fallensec.
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.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.