Oil Barons Get a Dose of the Anonymous Treatment For Melting Our Ice Caps

By Sam Gibbs on at

It seems paedophiles aren't the only people on the Anonymous hit list at the moment -- the oil barons are slap bang in the centre of their sights too. 1,000 email logins for five different big oil companies, including the likes of Shell and BP, have been dumped on the internet for all the world to see, use and abuse.

Anonymous is basically targeting those it accuses of melting the polar ice caps, which, to be honest, is pretty much all our fault, what with all those juice-sucking gadgets, TVs and monster stereos we've got. Anyway, Shell, Exxon, BP, Gazprom and Rosneft felt the collective's wrath this time. Some of the details were hashed, but a set was actually dumped in plain text -- let's hope for the sake of the network admins responsible for this mess that they weren't actually stored in plain text.

So far it seems hackers have just used the credentials to add some ironic entries onto the Save the Arctic petition, but no doubt someone's eyeing up something a bit more malicious. Secure your websites people; no matter who you are, if your site has a gaping hole, someone will be peering through it. [NovaSecInfo via The Next Web]