Hackers calling themselves Swagg Security have infiltrated Foxconn’s computer systems and created havoc with production schedules and quotas. Taking advantage of an internet vulnerability, the group was able to gain access to usernames and passwords for many people within the company and their supply chain. Swagg security offers the names and passwords up to outside users and encourages them to place orders of their own. Here’s a segment from their declaration:
“So Foxconn thinks they got ’em some swagger because they work with the Big Boys from Intel, Microsoft, IBM, and Apple? Fool, You don’t know what swagger is. They say you got your employees all worked up, committing suicide ‘n stuff. They say you hire chinese workers ’cause you think the taiwanese are elite. We got somethin’ served up good…real good. Your not gonna’ know what hit you by the time you finish this release. Your company gonna’ crumble, and you deserve it”.
Apparently the hackers are big fans of Apple products and take a “slight ” interest in Foxconn because of their affinity for the iPhone, but it is not their overarching purpose:
“…we are not hacking a corporation for such a reason and although we are slightly interested in the existence of an Iphone 5, we are not hacking for this reason”
What is the real reason for their mischief?:
“We hack for the cyberspace who share a few common viewpoints and philosophies. We enjoy exposing governments and corporations, but the more prominent reason, is the hilarity that ensues when compromising and destroying an infrastructure.”
So mainly, these guys are just in it for the thrill of the hunt. Their slogan is, “Hacking Today for an Entertaining Tomorrow”. They would like to viewed as entertainers. I like it! Anyhow, they do admit that their work, “..reveals an almost unknown feeling of a menacing satisfaction”. But also admit that, “Of course with funding ourselves we did have our limitations”.
Despite their limited funding, they imply that we can expect to see more works from them and they will persist and “encourage not to continue quelling such a natural emotion but to embrace it”. Good to hear from the guys at Swagg Security (and Hacking).