Anonymous Leaks Database from South African Platinum Mining Corporation
Security Update : In one of its smaller leaks, members of the Anonymous hacker collective have dumped online data that they claim is from a database obtained from Wesizwe, a South African platinum mining corporation.
Hackers only dumped a fraction of the database, but it was the table containing the usernames for the site’s CMS, including passwords strings, hashed using the SHA1 algorithm.
Details for 122 users are in the data dump, and for each user, they include their email address, username, full name, password, and account creation and last login dates.
Softpedia attempted to contact Weiszwe and inform the company about the data dump, but its contact form yielded an error on submission and inquiries via telephone were not answered.
This is just one of the recent smaller hacks part of the #OpAfrica Anonymous campaign. Hackers claim that, by dumping various personal details online, they will bring attention and possible economical changes to African countries where children are … (read more)