Foxconn named as private entity targeted in recent hack of over 1,000 websites, also targeted were US law enforcement agencies
By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese company Foxconn has reportedly become the victim of a cyber attack, with assets and employee information compromised by a hack which targeted some private companies along with U.S. law enforcement and other government agencies over the weekend.
The group of hackers reportedly targeted public domains online, many with out-of-date plugins, to gain access to the private data. In the case of Foxconn, a webmail system was reportedly hacked via a sub-domain, compromising thousands of employee records, including email addresses and phone numbers
The extent of the hack, as well as the location of the compromised servers, has not been revealed. Foxconn was one of many entities targeted in the coordinated hacks which targeted over one thousand websites, according to the hackers.
Authorities learned of the hacks over the weekend and believe they were carried out by more than 10 individuals, according to Techcrunch. [FULL STORY]