The Hacktivist group Team GhostShell today exposes data including 700,000 accounts / records from African universities and businesses during a campaign named ProjectSunRise.
Hacker mention, "GhostShell's new project focuses on Africa, mainly, for the time being, South Africa and to some extent other countries from the continent, such as Algeria, Nigeria, Kenya and Angola."
In this new campaign hackers have targeted a many companies and universities i.e Angola's National Diamond Corporation, Ornico Marketing, Moolmans Africa Mining Corporation, South African Express Petroleum, State University, Kenyan Business Directory, PostNet Internet Services and also PressOffice linked to BidOrBuy which is South Africa's largest online store.
Hacker release Mysql databases dumps of all these sites via pastebin notes. Hackers said, "Companies like Anglo American have decimated our vast natural resources and have paid our local workers next to nothing. In a result of that they have become angry leading to multiple strikes that have crippled our economy. But you must be thinking, strikes mining industries pah! A fast developing country like South Africa should be able to shake that off with all that 1st world investment they are getting! But corrupt politicians from both the ANC and the DA have put the country into a spiralling economic disaster!"
Team Ghostshell also declare that under a new operation #OpSAfrica with Anonymous Group they will fight against corruption and will make all knowledge free and help South Africa out of crime, corruption and poverty.
2012-12-10T01:02:00-11:00Monday, December 10, 2012 Mohit Kumar
Team Ghostshell a Hacktivists group of hackers, who before was in news for hacking Major Universities Around The Globe and leaked 120,000 records, are once again hit major organisations and expose around 1.6 million accounts
Hacker name the project as #ProjectWhiteFox , means "Freedom of Information" . These leaked 1.6 millions user accounts belongs to aerospace, nanotechnology, banking, law, education, government, military, all kinds of wacky companies & corporations working for the department of defense, airlines and more.
In a Pastebin Note hackers mention, "How we went from 'cyber-criminals' to 'hacktivists' to 'e-terrorists' to 'bad actors' to blacklisted. #ProjectHellFire got the US wary of us, at that time we still wasn't sure if GhostShell had gotten X'd, but when the second release of #ProjectWestWind came out, you guys got so hyped about it that we knew it had started to unfold."
Hacked Organisation Include :
- The European Space Agency
- NASA's Engineers: Center for Advanced Engineering
- Crestwood Technology Group - CTG123
- Bigelow Aerospace
- California Manufacturers & Technology Association - CMTA.net
- Aerospace Suppliers
- World Airport Transfers
- General Dynamics Defense Systems - GD-OtsCanada
- Zero-Max - Manufacturer of parts
- MicroController Shop
- Jp Chem eData
- Human Security Gateway
- HMI CronPowder
- Defense Contractor for the Pentagon - DPAtitle3
- Business Consultancy dealing mostly with military personnel - Drum Cussac
- Institute of makers of explosives - IME
- Texas Bankers
Hacker also hack into Banks, as mentioned Credit Union National Association - CUNA, over 85 million customers data is at risk. An Intelligence firm "Aquilent" also hacked by them and database leaked. Readers can get links to all archives at http://pastebin.com/agUFkEEa