Hacker hacked top E|Hacker’s web site and defaced notorious hackers ID

Snowden Hacked

No organization is 100% secure whether it is government or corporate or even the company which is into security. After the famous HB Gary’s hack yet another security company (EC-Council) got hacked. EC council provides ethical hacking training as per DOD (8570) standard has been hacked last weekend.

A hacker who identified himself as Eugene Belfort - a play on a character from the 1995 film Hackers, compromised the Photo ID and passport credentials belonging to more than 60,000 ethical hackers and other security professionals who got registered with CEH program of EC-Council. Many of them hold positions in government and military as the program is also recognized by Department of Defense 8570

Belfort also left a note behind saying “lax password security is what allowed for the hack to take place. "Defaced again? Yep, good job reusing your passwords morons”.

Ec Council Hacking

Most interesting part of this hack is that the hacker was able to compromise most notorious hacker, whistleblower Edward Snowden’s passport along with the mail he drafted to Ec-council to peruse C|EH.