December 7, 2016
The official website of the Argentinian Ministry of Industry (Ministerio de Produccion) suffered a major breach that exposed not only private documents, but also personal information and contact details of a big number of individuals.
The website, produccion.gob.ar, was hacked by Kapustkiy and Kasimierz L. who managed to breach it after getting access to an administrator account.
Softpedia was provided with evidence that access to the admin panel was indeed obtained, which in its turn offered access to personal information of employees and documents belonging to the ministry which weren’t otherwise supposed to be exposed.
We can confirm that details such as names, home addresses, emails, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and phone numbers were accessed as part of the breach and Kapustkiy told us that he estimates that approximately 18,000 accounts were exposed.
What’s important to note, however, is that Kapustkiy doesn’t plan to leak the information, so although so many details were accessed following the hack, individuals whose details were included in these databases are fully secure.
The ministry has already been contacted and informed about the breach, but no response has been offered by the time this article was published.