In what is likely one of the bigger attacks this year, NASA has been hacked and a large amount of data has been leaked.
This attack has come from a hacker using the handle @r00tw0rm and was announced via twitter. The leaked data itself is something NASA could likely have prevented by responding to the hackers who had contacted NASA about the exploit. As stated by r00tw0rm, NASA failed to take the attack seriously, so as a result, r00tw0rm has leaked some of the data online.
This is not the first time a security breach could have been prevented. Just yesterday, a stubborn forum admin ignored reports of a breach, making us wonder how many companies out there ignore legitimate reports, preferring to see it as a threat when all they have to do is acknowledge the exploit and fix the problem.
“Join #IRC and turn on teh music. Fuck your OS, buh learn something.
Either fuck or get fucked, It’s fair (; . Gonna meet a bitch after noon, cause
tonight I would be busy with this machine. They may track meh, buh I dun give a fuck!
#anti-sec #Anonymous #TeaMp0isoN are already doing a good job.
It’s good to fight against c0rruption and c0rrupt governments. Buh why j00 p30pl3
always expect from tehm? You should have expected us as well!”
Complete Database is in GB’s, well we aren’t leaking it. We may Keep all
parts in our private home!
Yet only little bit dump or few columns data is released just to inform NASA
that being National Aeronautics and Space Administration you must also keep your
Servers up to date! “Fuck your security team, what are they being paid for ?”
We did contact NASA few days ago but I think they don’t wanna take it serious.
Showing off so that they may take it serious and patch vuln soon!