United Nations website gets hacked
A hacker who infiltrated the United Nations (UN) website has posted a list of potential network security vulnerabilities along with a detailed "map" of the organization's internal database on Pastebin.
"Why did you hack it? I [am] fighting for Internet freedom, equality and rights for all," 'Casi' wrote in an online post. "You're FREEDOM my brothers & my sisters!"
The digital breach was promptly confirmed by Martin Nesirky, a spokesperson for the Secretary General of the United Nations.
"A case of unauthorized access to the UN website is still being investigated," Nesirky said in an official statement.
"Whoever sought access was able to read some data from databases but was not able to modify content and was not able to prevent public access to the website."
Perhaps not unsurprisingly, security analyst Aaron Titus of Identity Finder told Fox News the UN had failed to follow the most basic web security procedures.
"It's web security 101. This breach seems to be a very simple attack," Titus explained. "If this breach was real, they could have prevented this very easily and should have prevented it. It's making the rounds in the hacker community and is spreading fast."
In other hacking related news, a group calling itself LulzFinancial targeted the extremist Westboro Baptist Church on Thursday, downing the controversial godhatesfags.com and godhatesamerica.com websites. LulzFinancial also doxed Church members listed in the system, with their personal information, including home addresses and phone numbers, splashed across the 'Net via Pastebin.