Establishing Digital Trust: Don't Sacrifice Security for Convenience
In a recent post on HTMLpaste.com, members of Anonymous claimed to have breached North Korean news site Uriminzokkiri.com. As proof, the hackers published six sample records, including user names, e-mail addresses, birthdates and hashed passwords. They claim to have stolen more than 15,000 membership records in total.
The Hacker News reports that four of the six published records list Chinese e-mail addresses, one lists a Hotmail address, and one lists a South Korean e-mail address that appears to belong to KEPCO KDN.
"To Kim Jong-un: So you feel the need to create large nukes and threaten half the world with them? So you're into demonstrations of power?, here is ours: We are inside your local intranets (Kwangmyong and others). We are inside your mailservers. We are inside your webservers. Enjoy these few records as a proof of our access to your systems (random innocent citizens, collateral damage, because they were stupid enough to choose idiot passwords), we got all over 15k membership records of www.uriminzokkiri.com and many more. First we gonna wipe your data, then we gonna wipe your badass dictatorship 'government,'" the hackers wrote.
"It’s worth noting that while sample data was included for Uriminzokkiri.com, there was no evidence supplied that supported the assertion that web and mail servers in North Korea or anything on the domestic intranet system had been accessed," North Korea Tech reports.