Will Armscor hack result in any fallout?
So maybe I should have reported on this one sooner, but after I saw some initial denials, I didn’t think it was going to be a big deal. It may be a bit bigger than I thought.
On July 11, HackRead reported:
The operation OpAfrica has found another victim, this time, it’s the Pretoria-based arms procurement agency Armscor Armaments Corporation of South Africa. The breach which took place just a few hours ago can be labeled as a massive hack as Armscor is the official arms procurement agency of the South African Department of Defence.
The hacktivist behind this hack is the same one who previously hacked two Israeli arms importers and leaked client details in public for operation OpIsrael, however, this time the hacker has chosen the dark net to leak 63 MB data in HTML files that include invoices numbers, order numbers, invoice amount etc of Airbus, Thales group, Rolls Royce, Eads or EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company), Denel etc.
You can read more of their exclusive interview with the hacker here.
Armscor acknowledged a breach on July 12, but noted, “Armscor can confirm at this stage that information accessed does not contain sensitive and classified content.”
I’m not sure how they could confirm that that quickly if they had first begun an investigation, but anyway, there seems to have been commercially sensitive and/or politically information in there.