A new hacking collective called ‘The Unknowns’ breached 10 high-profile websites including NASA, the U.S. Air Force, Harvard University and the ESA before dumping proof on Pastebin. After the leaks and both NASA and ESA confirmed the hacks, the gray hat group released a message that the hackers were helping to improve the compromised sites’ security.
The Unknowns, a new hacking groups that claims to be neither white hats nor black hats, have targeted, hacked and released over 200MB on the following list of victims: NASA’s Glen Research Center, US Air Force, the US Military’s Joint Pathology Center, Harvard University, the European Space Agency (ESA), the French Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Defense in Bahrain, Renault, the Thai Royal Navy, and the Yellow Pages in Jordan.
To prove the breaches, the gray hat hacking group leaked 177.79MB in part 1 and 37.37 MB in part 2 on MediaFire, as well as screenshots and documents on Pastebin. According to the second release on Pastebin, the sites were hacked by Zyklon B and powered by The Unknown, Mr. P-teo and GrickoTheNoob. The Unknowns wrote, “We are not Anonymous Version 2 and we are not against the US Government.”