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New 'Unknowns' Hacking Groups Hits NASA, Air Force, European Space Agency

May 2, SecurityNewsDaily ­ (National; International) New 'Unknowns' hacking group hits NASA, Air Force, European Space Agency. A new hacking group calling itself "The Unknowns" published May 1 a list of passwords and documents reportedly belonging to NASA, the European Space Agency, and the U.S. Air Force, among other high-profile government targets. The group's Pastebin post includes names and passwords reportedly belonging to NASA's Glenn Research Center as well as the U.S. Military's Joint Pathology Center, the Thai Royal Navy, Harvard University, Renault, the Jordanian Yellow Pages, and the Ministries of Defense of France and Bahrain. Softpedia reports the hackers also posted screenshots of some of the sites they breached, and that although the post was made public May 1, some of the hacks date back to March. In its message, The Unknowns explained the impetus for their exploits, and warned they could have defaced all of the Web sites. The hackers said they can provide information on how they penetrated the databases, and told the affected organizations to contact them.


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Ali Loney is a Senior UX Designer at Walmart Labs. She is based in Canada and was the former Graphic Designer at Sonatype.