Team Ghostshell Hackers Claim NASA, Interpol, Pentagon Breaches
Group boasts "juicy release" of 1.6 million records and accounts drawn from defense contractors, government agencies, trade organizations, and more
Hacking group Team Ghostshell Monday announced its latest string of exploits, as well as the release of 1.6 million accounts and records gathered as part of what it has dubbed Project WhiteFox. The hacked organizations allegedly include everyone from the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), to the Department of Defense and defense contractor L-3 Communications.
"'Kay, let's get this party started! ESA, NASA, Pentagon, Federal Reserve, Interpol, FBI try to keep up from here on out because it's about to get interesting," said the group in a Pastebin post, making reference to some of the organizations with servers it claimed to have hacked.
The resulting data that was copied and released by Team Ghostshell, and which largely appears to be in the form of server database tables, spans over 140 separate uploads -- all mirrored to multiple sites. Seventeen of those uploads relate to data grabs allegedly obtained from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), which bills itself as "the premier national trade association serving credit unions." Team Ghostshell said the related data dump puts "over 85 mil. people at risk," while noting that "we've keep (sic) the leak to as little as possible." As of press time, CUNA's website was offline....