A document containing the usernames and passwords for an Apple server was posted online on Sunday by the hacking group Anonymous. Their hacking campaign “AntiSec” has attacked corporate and government sites around the world and is now also comprised of former LulzSec members.
The hackers posted up the information to 26 administrative accounts, as well as a link to the Apple server. The group tweeted about the attack, saying that they had used a security flaw to access the systems. They did end their tweet with “But don’t worry…we are busy elsewhere.”
Apple is just the latest victim of a two month campaign targeting corporate sites such as those for AT&T and Sony, and government sites, such as the CIA, the U.S. Senate. Three times in the last week and a half, the Arizona Department of Public Safety has been attacked. Those incidents resulted in the personal data for more than a dozen police officers being released.
Anonymous and LulzSec were sworn enemies at one point this year, with each hurling insults at each other on Twitter. Now, the two groups have formed the “AntiSec” campaign and are using two new websites to post up the data they steal. The last two months have been very active for the hacking community, starting off with the Sony’s PlayStation Network. There were over 100 million accounts affected by that breach, which both Anonymous and LulzSec eventually claimed responsibility for.
Other hacker organizations are criticizing the efforts of the two groups and law enforcement hopes that it will be able to bring an end to their reign of cyber terror soon. The arrest of Ryan Cleary, a 19 year old hacker in London, had some hoping that LulzSec would be brought down soon, but that didn’t happen. It’s not likely that these cyber attacks will end anytime soon.