Anonymous Causes Oil Leak and more
Five top international oil companies are the target of Anonymous, who published around 1,000 email addresses for accounts belonging to the firms Shell, BP, Gazprom, Exxon and Rosneft. Online protests against drilling in the Arctic were raised, due to the issue of polar ice caps melting.
Anonymous hackers used the stolen credentials to add signatures to Greenpeace’s “Save the Arctic” petition, but also noted that they are not associated with Greenpeace, they just support its cause.
Credentials for Exxon were released back in June, in which Anonymous noted the credentials obtained were not through a vulnerability in Exxon’s network, “but just because of the mistake of their webmaster!”, suggesting that the administrator misconfigured or mismanaged the website.
- Oil Companies Spring a Leak, Courtesy of Anonymous (wired.com)
- Anonymous supports Green Peace, hacks oil companies (betanews.com)