Anonymous Crosshairs NATO!
It’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) this time that the Online ‘Hacktivist’ gathering, Anonymous, targeted and breached their database successfully, claiming a Gigabit of data.
Anon admitted that on Twitter, saying that they gained a huge amount of restricted data and might make it public in few days.
Conversely, the group said that it cannot publish most of the data because that would be negligent. As a proof for the hack, the group has released two PDF documents.
One appears to be related to ‘CIS Support for a New Joint HQ ISAF Joint CIS Control Centre’ in Kosovo. Other link by the group when followed returns a database error, though a screenshot from Photo Courtesy of BLOTTR shows that it relates to ‘Outsourcing Balkans CIS Support’.
Anonymous made the move two months after the NATO mentioned Anonymous in a general report about information and national security. The report noted that “Anonymous is becoming more and more sophisticated and could potentially hack into sensitive government, military, and corporate files.”
This attack on a key international body trails a number of security breaches and rebuff of Service attacks by Anonymous and LulzSec on targets such as the US Senate, the CIA and an FBI contractor.
On other hand, Anonymous said “These governments and corporations are our enemy. And we will continue to fight them, with all methods we have at our disposal, and that certainly includes breaking into their websites and exposing their lies.” Anonymous also warned NATO not to make the mistake of challenging them.