Hackers Access "Old" United Nations Server Data

By Gary Cutlack on at

A hacking group which calls itself Teampoison has distributed a collection of email addresses and passwords, which it claims to have obtained from the UN.

The hackers dumped the collection of around 100 usernames and passwords online, claiming it's a form of retribution and punishment, because the UN is a "A Senate for Global Corruption" that wants to "facilitate the introduction of a New World Order."

In its defence, Sausan Ghosheh, a spokesperson from the targeted United Nations Development Programme, said: "The server goes back to 2007. There are no active passwords listed for those accounts."

The list of passwords is up on Pastebin and appears to be genuine -- at least six of the UN accounts have passwords based around the old "12345" classic standard and three of them even have "password" as their password. [BBC]