Hindustan Times Hacked

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A hacker calling himself Silent Hacker xD recently breached and defaced the Web site for the Hindustan Times, and published stolen data (including user names and clear text passwords) on Pastebin (h/t The Hackers Blog).

On the defacement page, the hacker wrote simply, "Hacked by Silent Hacker xD Hindustan Times isn't secured enough to keep..."

The data dump on Pastebin includes a list of databases and database tables, along with what appear to be two admin user names and clear text passwords.

It's not clear what vulnerability was leveraged to breach the site, and no reason was given for the attack.