Apple Supplier Foxconn’s Servers Hacked

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Apple supplier Foxconn has reportedly been hacked, exposing the usernames and passwords of the company’s clients and employees. First reported by 9to5Mac, hacker group SwaggSec claimed credit for the breach, which temporarily allowed outsiders to access Foxconn’s network. In response to the attack, Foxconn has now blocked outside access to its network. 

 

Foxconn SwaggSec

 

Although alluding to Foxconn’s recently criticized working conditions, SwaggSec claims that it had no political, “hacktivist” agenda, instead insisting that the breach was performed simply for their enjoyment.

 

Although we are considerably disappointed of the conditions of Foxconn, we are not hacking a corporation for such a reason and although we are slightly interested in the existence of an Iphone 5 [sic], we are not hacking for this reason. We hack for the cyberspace who share a few common viewpoints and philosophies. We enjoy exposing governments and corporations, but the more prominent reason, is the hilarity that ensues when compromising and destroying an infrastructure. How unethical right?

 

In addition to supplying Apple, Foxconn partners with dozens of other computer and electronics companies. As a result of today’s hack, had outside access not been disabled, recipients of the obtained information may have been able to place false orders on behalf of companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Intel, and, of course, Apple.

It is currently unknown if additional information was obtained as a result of the breach.

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Comments

Lee Dronick

but the more prominent reason, is the hilarity that ensues when compromising and destroying an infrastructure. How unethical right?

How mature of them.

Tiger

Anarchists destroy because they are incapable of creating. And usually jealous of those who can create. It is a sense of claiming some level of power because they lack it in their own lives. That they use their behavior for something destructive instead of something beneficial is their choice however.

How sad.

BurmaYank

“Anarchists destroy because they are incapable of creating… It is a sense of claiming some level of power because they lack it in their own lives… ?How sad.”

This idea reminds me of the theme poignantly depicted by Robert Taylor’s tragic arch-villain in?“The Last Hunt, who felt such a need to destroy in order to feel any sense of his own existence.

(But he may have been suffering from his “Indian Wars” PTSD - what Is SwaggSec’s excuse?)

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