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Teenager Hacks Russian Visa Center without Malice

A massive breach on Russian Visa Center compromised its private data belonging to several thousand Americans preparing to get Russian visas inside USA. The attack occurred during Saturday-Sunday of the week and which a person claimed responsibility of only to depict the system's alleged poor safeguards.

The person going by the handle Kapustkiy for users of twitter.com stated he belonged to Russia and was aged 17. Speaking to International Business Times, the teenager said that he acted like one "Gray Hat Hacker" such as one who wouldn't expose anybody's private information, however, would willingly make it public only for the agency concerned towards asserting his point. Ibtimes.com posted this, December 26, 2016.

Taking the stolen data's screenshot, Kapustkiy shared it with BuzzFeed News. There were names, phone numbers and e-mail ids of many individuals inside the screenshot. Telling that he belonged to a team known as New World Hackers, which helped execute the breach, Kapustkiy asserts he possesses similar data related to thousands other people, however, won't reveal them publicly. Messaging directly on Twitter, he said that he wished administrators would adopt improved security measures for their things while perceive the consequences that follow any data-hack.

The teen boy stated he found coding language of the database erroneous. This was back during 2014 when he even tried contacting the agency.

Kapustkiy narrated that nobody did the needful therefore he decided taking the shot. He wrote e-mails that were ignored while he wanted the glitch fixed as fast as feasible. The teenager said he had only the alternative he tried for letting the administrators realize. Moreover, the craziest part of the thing was that the administrators did not even disconnect their site from the Internet for rectifying the errors.

Attorney John Shoreman for the Russian Visa Center stated that the Center that works within San Francisco, New York, Houston, Seattle along with Washington is about to get in touch with its customers counting a few ten thousands within 48-hrs towards informing them about the hack. Customers would be urged towards resetting the passwords for their e-mail accounts as also remain vigilant of phishing scams.

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