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Hackers steal hundreds of thousands of pieces of data from top nuclear laboratories: the exchange is the creation of cat maids

via:量子位     time:2023/12/2 14:02:20     readed:205

One of the world's top nuclear laboratories in the United States has recently encountered a lot of trouble & mdash;&mdash

The database was attacked by hackers and the employee information was wiped out.

What is even more outrageous than the hacking of a top laboratory is the condition put forward by this hacker group:

As long as you agree to study how to create a cat, we will delete the post.


The hacker group that claimed to have attacked the lab, called SiegedSec, was founded in February last year.

Including this laboratory, SiegedSec has attacked hundreds of institutions in more than 10 countries in less than two years.

And this time & ldquo; cat attack & rdquo; is the latest action of SiegedSec, so what exactly is this all about?

And this time & ldquo; cat attack & rdquo; is the latest action of SiegedSec, so what exactly is this all about?

The hacked laboratory INL, located in Idaho, USA, is the world's top nuclear research institution, with more than 5700 experts in various fields.

SiegedSec announced the news of a successful intrusion into INL in the hacker forum.

As soon as the post came up, there were six in a row & ldquo; Meow & rdquo;, laid the groundwork for the next & ldquo; cat deal & rdquo;.

According to SiegedSec, the data they stole included the names, birth dates, contact details, and even sensitive information such as their addresses and SSN of hundreds of thousands of system users, including employees and non-employees.


To prove that he really hacked into INL,SiegedSec, he also released a screenshot of the announcement in the internal system.


SiegedSec says the data has been distributed, but still offers & ldquo; in exchange & rdquo;, has nothing to do with money:

As long as INL agrees to study how to create a cat, we will delete the post.

At the end of the writing, SiegedSec did not forget to step on INL again, giving a group link to let the people involved in INL join the group to be ridiculed.

A spokesman for INL confirmed the news to local media, saying that ldquo; was investigating and would take action to protect employee data & rdquo;, had no other response.


However, it is understood that the stolen data has nothing to do with the nuclear test itself.

This INL data leak incident is not the first action of SiegedSec, a hacker organization, and in previous hacking activities, they never extorted money & hellip;&hellip

Launch an attack & ldquo; just for fun & rdquo

SiegedSec attacks do not have a targeted preference, and have been hacked to cover many countries around the world, and these work also runs through a variety of industries.

It is understood that SiegedSec was founded in February last year, and in April, the leader appeared in a hot hacker forum and threw out databases, documents and emails from 17 different companies in one breath.


According to a cyber security research institute, SiegedSec has stolen data from more than 30 institutions, while SiegedSec itself says more than 100 are located in more than a dozen countries or regions.

And every time SiegedSec steals data, it is made public directly, as if the words ldquo; negotiation & rdquo;“ transaction & rdquo; have never been found in the dictionary.

For example, in February this year, SiegedSec hacked into an Australian company, leaking data on 13000 employees, and in May attacked hellip;&hellip, an Indian news platform.

In July, even NATO's database was stolen by SiegedSec and said in a notice that it was interesting for ldquo; to leak these documents & rdquo;.


Without exception, in these attacks, SiegedSec disclosed the data obtained without warning.

So it doesn't rule out that ldquo; Cat & rdquo; in this incident is just a cover, and SiegedSec probably didn't want to negotiate in the first place.

As for the purpose of launching the attack, the head of the organization said in a chat with an Indian technology company that & ldquo; is for fun & rdquo;.


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