Anglo American Platinum Hacked

As part of Operation Green Rights, Anonymous hackers recently published data stolen from South Africa’s Anglo American Platinum Limited, which produces approximately 38 percent of the world’s annual supply of platinum.

In a statement, the hackers noted that, along with several other offenses, “In late October, 2012, security forces opened fire on mineworkers using rubber bullets. South African Miners have been striking since September 2012, and many of them have been injured and killed.”

“Anglo American, you destroy nature and pursue and kill indigenous people,” the hackers wrote. “In the name of tribal leaders, whom you have offended, and the natives you have deported, in the name of the miners killed during a strike against your dirty company, in the name of nature that you consider as a source of gain: We curse you!”

The Hacker News’ Mohit Kumar reports that the extensive data dump includes 122 investors’ personal details and data on more that 400 registered shareholders, along with several other databases full of information.

Jeff Goldman
Jeff Goldman
Jeff Goldman has been a technology journalist for more than 20 years and an eSecurity Planet contributor since 2009.

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