A group of hackers calling themselves “The Unknowns” recently claim to have hacked into NASA, the U.S. Air Force, Harvard, the French Ministry of Defense, the European Space Agency and at least 5 other high profile networks.
“The Unknowns” are claiming to have gained administrative access to the networks and then proceeded to leak data from them in order to point out the security vulnerabilities of their networks.
According to Space.com, the group of hackers posted their results Tuesday on Pastebin and uploaded military documents to MediaFire. Such information includes names and passwords reportedly belonging to NASA’s Glenn Research Center, the U.S. Military’s Joint Pathology Center, the Thai Royal Navy, Harvard University, Renault, the Jordanian Yellow Pages and the Ministries of Defense of France and Bahrain.
The group stated on its Twitter account:
“We are The Unknowns; Our Knowledge Talks and Wisdom Listens…”
They go on to add:
“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.
“We’re ready to give you full info on how we penetrated threw your databases and we’re ready to do this any time so just contact us, we will be looking forward for this.
“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… It’s your choice now.”