World Wildlife Fund Hacked

A new hacker group calling itself the DarkWeb Goons recently breached the Chinese Web site for the World Wildlife Fund and leaked several thousand user names and passwords.

“The leaked data has been uploaded to the Dark Web Goons site in the format of a txt file that contains over 80,000 accounts of which 54,000 have email:passwords and usernames,” Cyber War News reports. “The Dark Web Goons is a new crew that has been kicked off by @INST1NCT_ in recent days. All accounts that have been leaked contain clear text passwords which appear to be in numeric format only.”

“Many of the email addresses are registered with Chinese providers such as Sina or QQ, but a few thousands belong to Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo customers,” notes Softpedia’s Eduard Kovacs. “The hackers haven’t revealed their reasons for targeting the World Wildlife Foundation, but they have utilized the #corrupt hashtag, which might indicate that the attack has something to do with the corruption allegations that hit the organization over the past period.”

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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