I reached the hackers who confirmed to have hacked the website by exploiting a SQL Injection flaw in their CMS.
The hackers posted only a small portion of around 12000 users contained in the database.
“Most of the info is not dumped due to legal stuffs. It had around 12000 users but I dumped only quarter” wrote the hackers on Pastebin.
The hackers leaked the tables of the Customers and Employees.
According to @Cryptolulz666, most of the information in the database is quite confidential and should not be leaked for privacy reason.
When I asked them about the motivation of the attack they told me that their goal is to spread awareness of cyber security.
“Our objective is to embarrass the institutions… by exploiting their silly flaws…” they told me. “As I said we exploited a SQL injection vulnerability on their main website.”
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”.