Apple Manufacturer Foxconn Hit By Hacktivists – Security – Attacks/breaches – Informationweek
Hacktivist group Swagg Security releases log-in credentials for the electronics manufacturing giant and its customers, numerous servers taken offline.
By Mathew J. Schwartz InformationWeek
February 10, 2012 12:45 PM
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(click image for larger view and for slideshow) A new hacktivist group has breached servers owned by Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics manufacturer, and stolen usernames and passwords for numerous employees and customers.
The hacktivists, who call themselves Swagg Security–tagline: “hacking today for an entertaining tomorrow”–published the log-in credentials via Pastebin and BitTorrent. “Foxconn did have an appropriate firewall, but fortunately to our intent, we were able to bypass it almost flawlessly,” according to a statement released by the group in its Pastebin post.