Foxconn hacked in revenge attack

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Foxconn hacked in revenge attack

Controversial manufacturing giant Foxconn has been hacked in an apparent act of revenge for the company’s poor working conditions.

Hacker group SwaggSec posted files to the internet which it said included passwords for Foxconn’s order processing system which would allow people to place bogus orders using the names of the company’s clients.

Foxconn is typically associated with Apple, however the hack made public sensitive files which revealed the real extent of the company’s global client base.

“The passwords inside these files could allow individuals to make fraudulent orders under big companies like Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Intel, and Dell,” SwaggSec said in a notice on Pastebin.

“We encourage media, security experts, and other interested individuals to explore our leaks.”

Foxconn appears to have taken down its ordering system in response to the hack.

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