The LulzSec hacker group claims a cyberattack against the website of the Family Allowance Fund (CAF). Hackers have reportedly managed to obtain the data of no less than 600,000 beneficiary accounts, so change your password quickly!
And one more attack against the French administration. After the 33 million people affected by the hacking of social security numbers last week, there are no less than 600,000 CAF beneficiaries whose data is compromised. The hacker group LulzSec claims this new attack on its Telegram account.
A group of hackers obtains the data of CAF beneficiaries
It is difficult to verify the veracity of these claims at this time. The only evidence available is screenshots of the chat on Telegram. We can see numerous accounts of CAF beneficiaries, with personal data such as telephone numbers or anonymized email addresses. Obviously, the hackers have obtained the passwords for these accounts and can connect to them freely.
While no hard evidence is available such as a database sample, LulzSec’s claims are generally to be taken seriously. In addition, the CAF site was under maintenance until a few hours ago. A likely sign that the administration’s cybersecurity services were trying to plug holes in their security posture.
The family allowance fund website is now accessible, according to our own checks. However, the site says nothing about the attack. But if in doubt, it is strongly recommended to change your password as quickly as possible to block access to your account in case the data has leaked.
The LulzSec hacker group is not its first attempt
Simultaneously with that carried out against CAF, the group organized a denial of service attack against the Total Énergies site, in cooperation with Anonymous. At the same time, the group published a list of emails from the France Diplomatie site. A real attack on all fronts. Last week, Crédit Agricole was also the victim of a cyberattack from another group. Obviously cybercriminals are having a big time against France at the moment.
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Impossible to know who the LulzSec hackers are. Indeed, the group had revealed to be composed of 6 members, simultaneously with its dissolution in 2011. With attacks against Sony and especially the CIA site to its credit, the pirates had never attacked France from near or far. . All were then arrested the following year. It is therefore probably a new group of pirates who took the name as a tribute.
- The CAF website was hacked by the LulzSec group and the data of 600,000 beneficiaries exposed.
- Now that the site is accessible again, it is strongly recommended to change your password.
- The group carried out a parallel DDoS attack yesterday evening against the Total Energies site.