Establishing Digital Trust: Don't Sacrifice Security for Convenience
Hacker Ag3ntBlack recently breached the Web site of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, and leaked a wide range of data, including admin IDs and encrypted passwords, as well as users' full names, user names, e-mail addresses, home addresses and encrypted passwords (h/t Cyber War News).
Along with the data dump, the hacker posted a warning to Web site developer Vizz Technology, stating, "i think someone will be losing a big contract soon....#LULZ yea i mean you --> http://vizztech.com/en/"
In response, the Federation today posted an announcement on its Web site stating that it had been informed by the Hong Kong Police Force that user information had been posted online.
"According to the readily in-hand information, some 2,800 personal data including names, dates of birth, telephone numbers, addresses and/or ID card numbers of the nominees of the Bank of China Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards 2011, public voters who participated in the Online Public Voting in the above event from 7 January 2012 to 31 January 2012 and the participants of the 'Samsung Guess the Winners Contest' during the period from 1 February 2012 to 7 February 2012 were leaked out," the Federation stated.