Do we have a new hacking collective to worry about? According to TechSpot a group called Team Poison (or TeaMp0isoN), which claims to have hacked into one of the United Nation's servers, is rumored to have teamed up with Anonymous.
Sophos' Naked Security blog also cites the collaboration between the two groups in a initiative called #OperationRobinHood, which it says is targeting banks and other financial institutions.
Together the group is called PoisAnon, according to Gizmodo, and is planning to "return the money to those who have been cheated by our system and most importantly to those hurt by our banks. Operation Robin Hood will take credit cards and donate to the 99 percent as well as various charities around the globe."
Here's a message for the initiative:
The recent hack of the United Nations' Development Program server, which appears to only have been conducted by Team Poison, released the email addresses and passwords of organization members, but BBC reports that the server was old and has been taken offline:
"The UNDP found [the] compromised server and took it offline," said Sausan Ghosheh.
"The server goes back to 2007. There are no active passwords listed for those accounts.
"Please note that UNDP.org was not compromised."
But, Team Poison responded with this comment, according to TechSpot:
"ima let the #UnitedNations think they theyve took the hacked server down lmfao."
TechSpot calls the hack ironic as the U.N. supposedly stepped up security after other attacks this year. TechSpot says that the U.N. was not enforcing a minimum character count for passwords and some may not have even been using passwords on their accounts.
The announcement of the hack was posted on Pastebin, according to Sophos, and isn't the first by this group. It notes that Team Poison is also known for hacking into RIM Blackberry's blog during the London riots and publishing information about Tony Blair.