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Foxconn Hacked; Passwords and Logins Posted Online

By - Source: SwaggSec (Twitter) | B 20 comments

Between protesters and hackers, Foxconn just can't catch a break.

Just yesterday we got wind of iPhone owners' plans to march to Apple HQ, as well as select stores nationwide, in protest of Foxconn's treatment of its workers. It seems those purchasing Apple products aren't happy with how the workers that make their devices are being treated and they plan to march to Apple HQ wearing iPhone outfits to let their feelings be known. Worse still, the company is today dealing with a security breach that saw its email servers and Intranet breached yesterday.

The group responsible for the hack goes by the name of SwaggSec and announced the hacking job via its Twitter feed yesterday. In an open letter posted to PasteBin, SwaggSec reveals that while it finds the treatment of Foxconn workers 'disappointing,' this is not the reason behind the attack. Rather, the group just wanted to have a bit of fun.

" [...] Swagg Security would rather not deceive the public of our intentions. Although we are considerably disappointed of the conditions of Foxconn, we are not hacking a corporation for such a reason and although we are slightly interested in the existence of an Iphone 5, we are not hacking for this reason. We hack for the cyberspace who share a few common viewpoints and philosophies. We enjoy exposing governments and corporations, but the more prominent reason, is the hilarity that ensues when compromising and destroying an infrastructure."

So, what exactly did SwaggSec manage to snag? According to Time magazine, the dump of files is 16 megabytes in size and contains roughly 25 spreadsheets as well as a few text documents. Probably the most significant piece of data revealed in these documents are supposed login credentials that SwaggSec says could allow individuals to submit orders to Foxconn using the names of big tech companies (including Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Intel or Dell).

SwaggSec's Twitter last night revealed that Foxconn admins had taken offline, but it's not yet clear if anyone was successful in making an order before it went down. That said, 9to5Mac was able to verify that the stolen logins "worked on more than one Foxconn server."

Foxconn has not yet commented on the breach. We'll update you when they do. 

Check out the full message from SwaggSec here.

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    ern88 , February 10, 2012 12:43 AM
    Dont tell me. The password was 123456 LMAO
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    ern88 , February 10, 2012 12:43 AM
    Dont tell me. The password was 123456 LMAO
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    Anonymous , February 10, 2012 12:56 AM
    Don't tell me. Wait, you did! LMAO...uhhhh
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    swat565 , February 10, 2012 12:59 AM
    Close guess! It was 54321 for one of the lead managers and a few employes, which allowed them to do this from what I've read on another site.
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    duxducis , February 10, 2012 1:09 AM
    no way password that easy, all good red blooded executives usually use something like
    "bigbutts" or "thatmademehappy" and "thatsnotmyfault"
    123456 is from 90's era lol
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    JOSHSKORN , February 10, 2012 2:03 AM
    I wonder if I should use 8675309 as my password? I kid.
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    mortsmi7 , February 10, 2012 3:36 AM
    duxducisno way password that easy, all good red blooded executives usually use something like "bigbutts" or "thatmademehappy" and "thatsnotmyfault" 123456 is from 90's era lol

    You didn't see this article then.
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    bebangs , February 10, 2012 4:05 AM
    "We enjoy exposing governments and corporations, but the more prominent reason, is the hilarity that ensues when compromising and destroying an infrastructure.""

    in other words - for the lulz? where's the lulzsec group btw?
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    ern88 , February 10, 2012 4:28 AM
    Or maybe it was "goaheadandjump"
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    damric , February 10, 2012 5:21 AM
    owned
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    hotchrisbfries , February 10, 2012 6:18 AM
    The password was probably hunter2. Someone must get that reference, I hope....
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    SteelCity1981 , February 10, 2012 8:23 AM
    they interviewed one worker that works there and she gets paid under a dollar an hour. How sad is that....
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    Anonymous , February 10, 2012 12:18 PM
    The only Apple "i" product I'd buy is one that was originally conceived on The Colbert Report... the iMonFire, a flamethrower.

    Realistically, most people these days don't care how or under what conditions their products are produced just so long as they get them. It's this psychopathic attitude that has caused society to take a step backwards.
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    classzero , February 10, 2012 12:43 PM
    Phishy714"It seems those purchasing Apple products aren't happy with how the workers that make their devices are being treated..

    Your xbox 360 was made there.
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    rebel1280 , February 10, 2012 12:57 PM
    Yeah, but Mircrosoft is SUPPOSED to be evil right? I thought Apple was blessed by the higher powers and pixie dust :p  Just messing around, i don't agree with these types of working condition's anywhere regardless of what products are made there, but you cant argue that lowest bidder wins. And why do they win? Because we complain about stuff being to expensive so they make it on the cheap and buy the cheapest. I doubt things will change as the US is not the only country being affected by Chinas cheap labor and lack of labor law, Mexico, Brazil and other countries have had the manufacturing plants closed and moved to China (Nextel comes to mind) and let me tell you, i know in Mexico, they pay between $5-$10 a day! Sure China is the leading the world in manufacturing but it isn't helping their country any, just the people at the top :( 
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    rebel1280 , February 10, 2012 12:59 PM
    adding to the above comment, can anyone do the math as to how much an XBOX 360 (or iPad 2)would cost if it were made here in the states in and just to insult to injury, in a Union state :D 
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    jaber2 , February 10, 2012 4:14 PM
    Seems to me the information they passed on will clear Apple of any wrong doing, NOT!
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    AntiZig , February 10, 2012 4:57 PM
    SteelCity1981they interviewed one worker that works there and she gets paid under a dollar an hour. How sad is that....
    Not said at all, given that chinese currency is a lot weaker than the USD. If you think all those workers will get paid minimum wage we see in the USA, the iphone will cost 15k+
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    blazorthon , February 11, 2012 9:50 PM
    AntiZigNot said at all, given that chinese currency is a lot weaker than the USD. If you think all those workers will get paid minimum wage we see in the USA, the iphone will cost 15k+


    Considering how much of the cost of Apple's products is pure profit, I fail to see an iphone costing that much just because of workers getting fair pay, better hours, etc.
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    AntiZig , February 12, 2012 5:17 PM
    it will have to be like that if apple wants to maintain the profitability for their share holders. And you can bet they put that far ahead any worker hours or fair pay.
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    Hellbound , February 18, 2012 5:06 PM
    Picture just makes me laugh..