By Dancho Danchev
A well known group of hackers has penetrated the networks of the United Nations, according to a note posted on Pastebin.com.
The group claiming responsibility is Team Poison, a hacking group closely associated with the Anonymous hactivist movement. Team Poison members include TriCk, iN^SaNe, MLT,Phantom~, C0RPS3, f0rsaken, aXioM and ap0calypse.
The note posted on Pastebin.com includes details from the databases of the United Nations, as well as a list of potentially exploitable vulnerabilities located within the un.org domain. The reason for hacking?
According the note:
I f*ck actually system… I fighting for Internet Freedom, equiality & rights for all. You’re FREEDOM my brothers & my sisters ! <3
This isn’t the first time that Team Poison has targeted the United Nations.
Back in November 2011, the group once again compromised networks belonging to the United Nations, and leaked usernames and passwords. Team Poison is also known to have participated in the Anonymous-backed operation Operation Robin Hood - ”Operation Robin Hood will take credit cards and donate to the 99% as well as various charities around the globe. The banks will be forced to reimburse the people their money back.“
The UN has been notified of the incident and is currently investigating.