Animal rights hacktivists attack Japanese tourism site, dump tables, visitor data

Over on HackRead, Waqas notes that hacktivists under the banner of Anonymous have attacked a Japanese site (visit-jy.com), operated by the Japan’s Yamaguchi Prefecture Tourism Promotion Division. The vulnerable url involved the Akiyoshidai Safari Land – a zoo where tourists can

Observe animals closely in a near natural environment. There is open space to come in touch with cute animals. You also get to see white tiger, which is a rare species with white fur and blue pupil as a result of sudden mutation. You can also ride roller coaster or go cart in the amusement park area.

@KarmaSecHQ, as they call themselves, tweeted an announcement of the hack and data dump yesterday under #OpKarmaSec, #OpTigerStorm #OpFunKill.

As Waqas reports, the data, which appears to be data not previously released elsewhere,  contains the site’s database, names, hundreds of emails, encrypted passwords, user comments, addresses, phone numbers and other data in the Japanese language. A number of the inquiries were from Americans planning to visit Japan. The vulnerable url (redacted by DataBreaches.net) was included in the data dump mocking and warning the site:

visit-jy_screencap

DataBreaches.net sent an inquiry through the site asking them for confirmation of the claimed hack and what steps they are taking in response. This post will be updated if more information becomes available.

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