Last time, Foxconn was in news over the poor working conditions being provided to its employees.
This time, it is in news because its server has been hacked.
Apple supplier Foxconn has reportedly been hacked and this hack has exposed the usernames and passwords of the Foxconn’s clients and employees. Hacker group SwaggSec has claimed credit for the breach, which temporarily allowed outsiders to access Foxconn’s network. In response to the attack, Foxconn has now blocked outside access to its network.
Although Foxconn has been criticized for poor working conditions and suicides of workers, SwaggSec claimed that it had no political, “hacktivist” agenda. They insisted that the breach was performed simply for their enjoyment.
Although we are considerably disappointed of the conditions of Foxconn, we are not hacking a corporation for such a reason and although we are slightly interested in the existence of an Iphone 5 [sic], we are not hacking for this reason. 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. How unethical right?
Not just Apple, Foxconn has partnerships with dozens of other computer and electronics companies. As a result of hack, had outside access to Foxconn’s network not been disabled, recipients of the obtained information may have been able to place false orders on behalf of companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Intel, and Apple.
Source: The Mac Observer