Anonymous Dumps Databases of SA’s Arms Procurement Agency in a Massive Hack
In an unfortunate incident hackers recently infiltrated the network of Armaments Corporation of South Africa or Armscor the arms procurement organization in Pretoria. The breach has been enormous exposing considerable data of Armscor the authorized agency procuring arms for the Defense Department of South Africa.
The hack reportedly is from the Anonymous hacktivist group which invaded Armscor's servers followed with exposing data of 63 MB size within HTML on the Internet. The data contains order numbers, invoice numbers and their balance amounts, and so on. The said items are of Rolls Royce, Thales Group, Airbus, European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS or Eads), Denel and more. Indiatoday.in posted this dated July 12, 2016.
A rather uncomplicated hacking technique very often used i.e. SQL injection was applied during the hack. When Hackread thoroughly scanned the leak it was realized that personal information such as names and addresses along with trade and customer data were exposed. More specifically, the hacker laid hands on data regarding different suppliers' transactions that the agency conducted.
The leaked information comprised database tables containing suppliers' invoices like of BAE Systems, Boeing, Siemens, EADS, Saab, Glock Technologies, Panasonic, Rolls Royce, Airbus, Thales Avionics, Denel a fellow South African firm of Microsoft and others.
Data hacked was posted on the Dark Web Sunday night. It was also found that it was the same hacker that exposed information from the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Kenya during April-end. In addition to leaking databases, the attacker posted screenshots too of the administration panel that managed invoices of Armscor.
From the volume of the leak, it's clear the hacker was able towards acquiring complete hold over the agency's database, while expectedly more may get exposed. Approximately 104 files in HTML, devoid of passwords and e-mails, have got leaked, while major aeronautical and defense organizations' transaction details are now publicly accessible due to the hack.
The data exposure follows within the OpAfrica campaign by Anonymous that began in January 2016 when the hacktivists intruded servers and revealed databases belonging to many African nations namely Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and in particular South Africa.
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