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Hacktivist ‘Anonymous’ together with ‘LulzSec’ Supporters Breaches Foreign Affairs Ministry of Costa Rica

Anonymous the Internet based hacktivist operating from the planet's most resourceful marine ecosystems Costa Rica, together with LulzSec group's advocates infiltrated Ministry of Foreign Affairs' server in the country and dumped on the World Wide Web registered users' login credentials. Named Operation OpPuraVida under which the hacking got carried out, it is still active against governments of Costa Rica. The attacks signify dissent against CAFTA (Central America Free Trade Agreement) signed amongst Metairie, LA-based 'MKJ Xplorations' and President Bush's erstwhile oil corporation 'Harken Costa Rica Holdings.'

The campaign's objective revolves around the state-level partnership CAFTA, which creates a bond among all participating nations against several quite dubious economic pacts that arguably enables more rights to foreign companies in comparison with a nation state's own setups.

As a result, Internet hacktivism bands such as LulzSec and Anonymous quickly got pulled towards this imbalanced favoritism, although the two bands do not often acquiesce with each other's viewpoints sufficiently enough. LulzSec opines that Costa Rica's government has created an atmosphere of risk for the citizens as it lets USA to coerce the government into approving CAFTA agreement despite being that CAFTA is certain to harm the interests of human rights and unemployed labor within Central America, in the manner which Hanom 1960 depicted it.

Examining the data infringement closely indicates that the hackers exposed actual names, electronic mail ids, usernames, numbers and types of ID cards, certain hashed passwords and telephone numbers. Softpedia posted this in news on January 26, 2016.

The leaked information included particulars belonging to 530 or more end-users, with the majority of data having similarities. A few details appeared as for government employees whilst remaining data appeared as being related to certain form of profile used on the Web. There are several sections on the official online site having login forms, while the leaked information could not be tied to any particular facility.

It was an incident of solely data breach, proceeding to certain data dump, devoid of any defacement. The happening doesn't seem to wholly concern Governments although they must understand that they aren't unsusceptible to such attacks.

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