US Military Documents Were Posted Onto the Dark Web With a $200 Asking Price

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  1. cageymaru

    cageymaru [H]ard|News

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    US military documents were posted onto the dark web and the hacker was only asking for $150 - $200 according to representatives from Recorded Future's Insikt Group. Included in the documents was information on the MQ-9 Reaper drone, M1 Abrams maintenance manual, crew survival course, improvised explosive device (IED) mitigation tactics, and a tank platoon training course. The hacker was able to infiltrate the military network by using the Shodan search engine to scan the internet for a known weakness in Netgear routers caused by not changing the default FTP password.

    By deftly guessing the login name "admin" and the password "password" the hacker boasted of watching live video feeds from border cameras, planes and drones flying over the Gulf of Mexico when he was bored. At least this guy was more into posting screenshots of the videos that he was able to view than actually doing damage to the US military computer system. Next time we might not be so lucky.

    In early 2016, several security researchers publicly announced that Netgear routers with remote data access capabilities were susceptible to malicious attacks if the default FTP authentication credentials were not updated. Despite it being two years since the vulnerability was first acknowledged, the problem remains widespread. During our recent research, Recorded Future identified more than 4,000 routers susceptible to the attack.
     
  2. DukenukemX

    DukenukemX 2[H]4U

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    This whole dark web stuff is stupid. It's shit you can't find by using Google. Da fuck.
     
  3. Shmee

    Shmee [H]ard|Gawd

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    Well "the dark web" is cooler sounding than, "They don't use public DNS."
     
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  4. RogueTadhg

    RogueTadhg [H]ard|Gawd

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    It's the stuff you can find on TOR that's got the Dark Web infamy.
     
  5. Nobu

    Nobu [H]ard|Gawd

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    They're selling Armored Fist 2 on the dark web?
     
  6. jnemesh

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    Hey, at least he got $200! Trump is giving away that shit FREE!
     
  7. Shmee

    Shmee [H]ard|Gawd

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    I know, but the term is so broad that the onions should kind of be their own thing.
     
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  8. oldmanbal

    oldmanbal [H]ard|Gawd

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    give that man a job
     
  9. Qthulu

    Qthulu n00bie

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    Hacked all the information you can buy at any military surplus store. Great job. Not really worth it.
     
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  10. Galvin

    Galvin 2[H]4U

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    Reaper drone? that a killer bot?
     
  11. DeathFromBelow

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    It's basically a larger/more powerful version of the Predator drone with about 15x the payload capacity.

    They've been around since the mid-2000s.
     
  12. Krazy925

    Krazy925 epeen +10

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    What this guy said. He hacked info that they give you probably 6 months into training.

    When he gets arrested, he played himself.
     
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    Retronym Something big is coming.

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  16. vibe

    vibe [H]ard|Gawd

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    and somewhere a general has decided he wants to monitor icbm launch status via his smartphone so he has ordered a computer setup on the internet to do that

    and it's on a router with default password, and external web access enabled

    why is ANY of this on any computer attached to the internet in the first place?
     
  17. atom

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    Other than the drone stuff, that's stuff that everyone in the military had access too. It sounds scary when you read it, but it's basic stuff that isn't really useful to anybody. When I was missing a technical manual, I used to download it right off army.mil, although they have since taken all that down I believe.
     
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  18. Trimlock

    Trimlock [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I wonder if this upload includes the checklists, those are the real reason we win wars.