Anonymous breached into the website of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and leaked a trove of personal information of 1415 officials.
While the United Nations Climate Conference (Cop21) is taking place in Paris, France, the online hacktivist Anonymous is protesting against the arrests of peaceful protesters marching against the Climate-related policies in the country’s capital.
29 of Nov, 208 protesters were arrested by the police and this is something Anonymous is not happy with. So to mark its protest the group breached into the official website of UNFCCC exploiting simple SQL vulnerability and got accesses to a trove of personal information of registered users and officials from hundreds of countries around the world.
A hacktivist claiming to be behind the attack on the UNFCCC website revealed to Hackread that the arrest of 317 protesters in Paris provoked the attack on the UNFCCC website, revealing that the leak of data is more effective than simply defacing a site.
"We could deface the site, but that won't hurt them, we know data leak will and does so there's more to come," the Anonymous member said. "These hacks are not just against police brutality, these are also against COP21 to support Global Climate March."