As if Foxconn didn’t have enough to worry about with the protests today and labor conditions controversies of the past few weeks, it looks like their network servers suffered a huge security breach last night by a mischievous hacker group called SwaggSec that exposed the usernames and passwords of Foxconn’s clients and employees. What motivated the group to expose Foxconn’s vulnerabilities? Were they looking to make a statement on labor conditions?
Nah, they just wanted to screw with Foxconn for laughs.
Last night’s assault by SwaggSec gave outsiders temporary access to Foxconn’s network, but Foxconn has quickly plugged their holes and closed off their network to outside access. Claiming credit for the breach, SwaggSec released the following statement.
Although we are considerably disappointed of the conditions of Foxconn, we are not hacking a corporation for such a reason and although we are slightly interested in the existence of an Iphone 5 [sic], we are not hacking for this reason. We hack for the cyberspace who share a few common viewpoints and philosophies. We enjoy exposing governments and corporations, but the more prominent reason, is the hilarity that ensues when compromising and destroying an infrastructure. How unethical right?
There’s no word on if they found anything pertaining to the iPhone 5, but the shenanigans did give everyone on the net an opportunity to peek into the manufacturing giant’s email servers and intranet when the group uploaded all of the login info to the net via by a torrent file. Perhaps we should probably give a big wag of our finger to the SwaggSec guys for being naughty and trying to destroy someone’s property, but it’s always pretty funny to see a bully with his pants down, so we’re going to give this one a thumbs up plus a golden star.
- Via MacObserver