Washington, Feb. 25 ANI | 2 years ago

A professional U.S ethical hacking organization called the EC-Council has been reportedly hacked, putting at risk over 60,000 security professionals who have obtained or applied for the EC-Council's Certified Ethical Hacker certification, including those who work in sensitive political and military positions

The organization that itself offers a respected certification in ethical hacking, was hacked by a hacker who named himself/herself as Eugene Belford after the character in 1995's.

According to the Verge, Edward Snowden, whose passport and application email for the certification were used to deface the EC-Council's homepage, alongside the message Defaced again? Yep, good job reusing your passwords morons.

The self-described "certified unethical hacker" responsible for the attack, apparently used a DNS redirect to access details, which were stored in an inadequately protected location.

The hacker said that he was sitting on thousands of passports belonging to LE and military officials.

(Posted on 26-02-2014)

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