Anonymous Hacked the South African Armscor

As part of Operation OpAfrica, Anonymous hacked the largest arms manufacturer in South Africa. Among Armscor's suppliers are several Israeli companies
Ami Rojkes Dombe

According to a report on hackRead, Anonimous hacked the database of the Pretoria-based arms procurement agency Armscor or Armaments Corporation of South Africa.

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 customer and trade data including customer IDs, company and trading Address, customer name, order Numbers, invoice numbers, invoice amount, invoice balance, invoice dates, transaction dates and received check numbers from 2014 to 2016. 

The Anonymous hacker told HackRead that he has access to 19938 supplier IDs, names, and their plaintext passwords. When asked what security flaw was used to bypass site’s security the hacker said: “It was simple SQL injection.”

Among Armscor's suppliers are several Israeli companies, including Elbit Systems, Rafael, IAI, IMI Systems, Israel Shipyards, Opgal, Urdan, and others. This, of course, comes as no surprise since Armscor is the largest arms industry in South Africa. It should be noted that the leaked documents showed no evidence of Israeli companies' transactions with Armscor between the years 2014-2016.