Last night the website belonging to Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori, the Italian copyright collection agency, was hacked, defaced and its databases leaked online. A group known as “Anonplus“ of the Anonymous Hacker Collective has taken credit for the hack, and as of November 3rd 2018 the leaked databases are still available online for anyone to download.
All told there is about 3.7 GB worth of data included in the leak located on three separate servers, including sensitive information such as names, emails, passwords and the cell phone numbers of various trade unionists, journalists and academics. As for why the hack was executed, Anonplus claims it was carried out in protest of the mismanagement of intellectual property works entrusted to the agency over recent years. So, just before midnight on Friday, November 2nd 2018, Anonymous hackers managed to gain access to the website, make edits to the sites domain/theme and steal content from its archived databases.
As was reported by la Repubblica, an Italian based newspaper, “The AnonPlus group has already been responsible for striking actions against the (Italian) Democratic Party, Il Giornale and the secretary of the Lega Matteo Salvini, in February, when the group claimed to have stolen even the content of Telegram’s chats from the current vice premier and minister of Indoor.” Adding that Anonplus has “also made itself known for the intrusion into the sites of computer companies such as Norton Antivirus and Symantec and for having attacked put other institutional objectives in Central America offline.”
The group has already been banned offline by Twitter in the past, so there is no telling how long the information will remain accessible to the public.
Full Leak from AnonPlus:
Database Download: https://is.gd/PGVZky (278mb) decompressed (3.7GB)
Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori You've been #Hacked
Database Download: https://t.co/XfgLwqFAMn (278mb) decompressed (3.7GB)
Mirror: https://t.co/VVL5sIg3yH@Umberto_Rapetto @arturodicorinto #Defaced#Leaked
— Anonplus (@An0nPlu5) November 2, 2018