Massive Anonymous hack leaks South African government data
A massive South African Anonymous hack has leaked government information across the internet as part of Operation Africa.
Breaking news this morning is that a massive South African Anonymous hack – lead by a collective under the auspices of Operation Africa – has leaked sensitive government information across the internet.
Anonymous first announced Operation Africa #OpAfrica as an initiative to target “œa disassembly of corporations and governments that enable and perpetuate corruption on the African continent.” Read: WhatsApp could face regulation in South Africa
Specifically, the worst hit department is the Department of Water Affairs, where Anonymous announced last week that it had hacked a web portal that belonged to the Government Communications and Information Systems department.
The group has dumped a list of usernames and passwords, as well as other sensitive information including full names, phone numbers, email addresses, and ID numbers. The information retrieved from Water Affairs further lists financial data and project information. Read: South African Tesla Powerwall units unveiled
#OpAfrica has stated its intent to further concentrate on issues of child labour and internet censorship in Africa.
What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below!