On February 6, 2011, as part of their attack on HBGary, the Anonymous group social engineered administrator of rootkit.com, Jussi Jaakonaho, to gain root access to rootkit.com. The entire MySQL database backup was then released by Anonymous and announced using HBGary's CEO Twitter account,

@aaronbarr : Sup, here's rootkit.com MySQL Backup https://stfu.cc/rootkit_com_mysqlbackup_02_06_11.gz #hbgary #rootkit #anonymous. 

The table pic shown is the list of accounts found in rootkit.com MySQL database backup with passwords in cleartext.

Found this article interesting? Follow THN on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to read more exclusive content we post.