'SwaggSec' Announces Breach of China Telecom, Warner Bros.

The alleged data haul includes internal documents and administrator login credentials
By Jeremy Kirk
News Jun 4th 2012

A hacking group is claiming to have breached the networks of Warner Bros. and China Telecom, releasing documents and publishing login credentials.

Swagger Security, or "SwaggSec," announced the breach Sunday on Pastebin, providing a link to the files on The Pirate Bay. The group has been active since early this year when it claimed credit for stealing user names and passwords for an ordering system belonging to the contract manufacturer Foxconn, which builds devices for technology companies including Apple.

SwaggSec said the China Telecom data is 900 user names and passwords for administrators on the company's network. The information was obtained through an insecure SQL server, SwaggSec said in its post. The group said it notified China Telecom of the hack by planting a message in the company's network. The SQL server was moved but not fixed.

"Fortunately for them, we did not destroy their infrastructure and rendered millions of customers without communication," SwaggSec said in a note accompanying the data.