Hacktivists have turned their sights to Africa and the rampant corruption affecting its countries, and above all, its citizens.
In a statement published a few days ago, the hackers were announcing a series of attacks against Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Sudan, South Sudan, and Ethiopia.
Hacktivists said that corruption in these countries has led to atrocious conditions for its citizens, and above all their children, who suffer needlessly and have to work side by side with their parents. Also, the hackers seem to have something about GMOs and big corporations, which don’t do anything for these people, and are busy only fattening their bank accounts.
Keeping true to its promise, hacktivists from the World Hacker Team, an Anonymous division, started with the first country on that list, Rwanda.
The group breached the backend of the Broadband Systems Corporation, a Rwandan information technology company that provides high-quality video conferencing software for the local Rwanda government.
Hackers got access to the company’s email accounts, along with its ticketing system, from where they’ve dumped the database’s content which contained details like employee names, email addresses, hashed passwords, and phone numbers.
Additionally, some of the company’s support tickets that contained sensitive client information were leaked as well, along with some internal emails that included various usernames and passwords for some of the company’s hosting and cloud accounts, allowing the hackers to access BSC’s cPanel.
… then Uganda
But things didn’t stop here. The second country on the #OpAfrica list, Uganda, was hit as well. The culprit behind this attack was Hanom1960, a hacker that previously leaked data from the ` and the Colombian governments.
Hanom attacked Uganda’s Ministry of Finance website, breaching and dumping the database’s content.
This database contained the details of 220 government employees, including stuff like their real names, emails, phone numbers, usernames, user level, and MD5 hashed passwords.
In a previous interview with Hanom, he told Softpedia that he’s not an Anonymous member, touting his LulzSec affiliation, but he did say that he sometimes participates in some of their campaigns, being sensitive to social causes and doing his part to help out.
If the hackers are going to stick to the #OpAfrica list order, then South Africa’s government is next.