Establishing Digital Trust: Don't Sacrifice Security for Convenience
Members of DeleteSec recently published hundreds of e-mail addresses and passwords from the American Chamber of Commerce in France.
In a Pastebin post, the hackers explained the reason for the leak. "American chamber of commerce in France does not care for their security flaws," they wrote. "We (deletesec) forwarded a well written message concerning a SQL injection error on their website, but they ignored our message and wrote a hateful response back. So enjoy our response back <3?"
Soon after, the group tweeted, "American chamber of commerce in France hacked ... you should not have ignored our message."
"The leak consists of around 340 email addresses and passwords, and 90 usernames," writes Softpedia's Eduard Kovacs. "The hackers also made available the details of the vulnerability that allowed them to gain access to the site’s database."