Hacker Maxney Hits German Avast Reseller

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The Web site of German Avast reseller Procello was recently breached and defaced by Maxney, a member of the Turkish Ajan Hacker Group.

Cyber War News reports that Maxney published admin login details with encrypted passwords, along with information on approximately 20,000 user accounts, including user names, encrypted passwords, e-mail addresses, account information, and complete payment details in clear text.

Maxney explained the reason for the attack on the defacement page. "Genocide in Palestinian and Genocide in Easter Turkestan," he wrote.

In a statement given to Softpedia's Eduard Kovacs, an Avast representative made it clear that the site isn't directly connected to Avast. "[This] is not an official site and does not belong to Avast Software," the representative wrote. "Instead, it has been owned and operated for many years by Procello, a German reseller."

Other companies recently targeted by Maxney include Renault, Acer, McDonald's and ASUS.