Mystery Group Hacks U.S. Military, Harvard, NASA, More

Thursday May 3rd 2012 by Datamation.com Staff
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The Unknowns warn websites to patch their security vulnerabilities.

ZDNet: A new group of hackers calling itself "The Unknowns" claims to have successfully attacked websites belonging to ten high-profile organizations, including NASA, the U.S. Air Force and Harvard. It also posted administrator passwords for the sites and leaked data from some of the organizations.

The group posted a message saying, "Victims, we have released some of your documents and data, we probably harmed you a bit but that’s not really our goal because if it was then all of your websites would be completely defaced but we know that within a week or two, the vulnerabilties we found will be patched and that’s what we’re actually looking for." It added, "And for all the other websites out there: We’re coming, please, get ready, protect your website and stop us from hacking it, whoever you are. Contact us before we take action and we will help you, and will not release anything…"

The hacked sites include the following:

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