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Hacker SeCuRiTy_511 recently claimed to have breached the Church of Scotland, the Church of Cyprus and the Lutheran Church of Australia, and published data allegely stolen from all three on Pastebin (h/t Cyber War News).
From the Lutheran Church of Australia, the hacker published information on 1,484 user accounts, including user names, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords, along with six admin accounts with e-mail addresses and passwords in clear text -- one of those passwords, unfortunately, was "password."
From the Church of Cyprus, the hacker published 1,476 users' full names, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords, along with three administrator names, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords.
From the Church of Scotland, the hacker published 1,570 user names, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords, along with nine admin e-mail addresses and clear text passwords.
While no reason was given for the attack, the hacker warned on Twitter, "Church Website Cyprus and Scotland are only the beginning of the war electronic. ... There will be sites for other churches Coming."
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