NullCrew

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NullCrew
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NullCrew logo
AbbreviationNC
Motto"Nulling your servers since 2012."
FormationMay 2012
TypeHacking
Volunteers9
 
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NullCrew
Nullcrew.png
NullCrew logo
AbbreviationNC
Motto"Nulling your servers since 2012."
FormationMay 2012
TypeHacking
Volunteers9

NullCrew is a hacktivist group founded in 2012 that takes responsibility for multiple high profile computer attacks against corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies. The group has four core members: 0rbit, Doc, 3cho, Siph0n, Nop and crazyboris. Past members include Saturnine, sl1nk, and Timoxeline.

History[edit]

On July 13, 2012, the group breached the World Health Organization(Who) and PBS releasing a pastebin post containing 591 plain-text usernames, and passwords; relating to the WHO attack, as far as the PBS attack goes, it was mostly database information, as well as 1,000 emails, and passwords.[1] On July 16, the group breached ASUS aka ASUSTeK Computer Inc. releasing a pastebin post, containing 23 administrator usernames, and hashed passwords.[1] The group targeted several universities in the United Kingdom including Cambridge in August 2012.[2]

In September, the group claimed on its Twitter account to have taken control of eight servers run by entertainment corporation Sony.[3] Also in September, the group responded to the arrest of a Pirate Bay co-founder in Cambodia by officials; the response was an attack against the Cambodia Government, leading to several governmental servers being pillaged.[4]

The group released the first in what is supposed to be a series of mini e-zines under the operation of "FuckTheSystem" on September 28, 2012. The first mini e-zine contained the column and table structure to the U. S. Department of State, as well as the administrator and webmaster password in plain-text; it also contained exposure of vulnerabilities on the Foxconn website.[citation needed] On October 6, 2012, the group posted on two Twitter feeds; both claimed to have hacked the ISP Orange. The first post, from the official Twitter account, was a pastebin, containing table, columns, and databases of the Orange website. The second post came from 0rbit and contained more sensitive information, such as MySQL hosts, users, passwords, and fifty two corporation and government officials email addresses.[5]

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Views[edit]

The group is led by a person using the pseudonym Null,[6] and describes itself as supporting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange as well as being against all types of corruption.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Eduard, Kovacs (July 13, 2012). "PBS and World Health Organization Hacked, User Details Leaked (Updated)". Softpedia. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Kendall, Ben (August 29, 2012). "Cambridge University NullCrew hacking claim investigated". The Independent. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ Osborne, Charlie (September 3, 2012). "NullCrew pillages Sony servers?". ZDNet. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ Sabari, Selvan (September 2, 2012). "Cambodia Government websites Hacked by NullCrew". eHackingNews. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ Lee, J (October 6, 2012). "Telecom Giant Orange Hacked, Data leaked by #NullCrew". CyberWarNews. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ "NullCrew: the principled hacker group?". Info Security Magazine. September 18, 2012. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 

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