Digital Research Team Announces Hack of 11 Websites Across Spain, Catalonia & Venezuela, Offering To Patch Site Vulnerabilities w/ Each Leak

Over the course of the last 24 hours a new group of hackers going by the name of “Digital Research Team” has announced the release of a wide-ranging series of hacks and leaks effecting different Government agencies across Spain and Venezuela, as well as a variety of public and private colleges/universities in Spain and Catalonia. In statements made available to Rogue Media Labs, the hackers claimed that all of their hacks were “Ethical,” not malicious, and they would therefore not be disclosing any of the files or databases uncovered by the hacks to the general public – believe me, because I tried. Instead, the hackers released redacted screen shots of each and every database they managed to penetrate, tagging the effected victims with each leak to serve as proof that the hacks were in fact real.

What makes this weekends release unique was the fact that, as the hackers announced their leaks on social media, they simultaneously tagged their victims with each posting – offering to teach them how their websites and servers had been hacked, as well as how to patch them in the future. The hackers also left behind an email address along with each leak – digitalresearchteam@secmail.pro – asking the victims to reach out to them for this very information. Not much is known about the group, but in a private message with Rogue Media Labs, Digital Research Team leader and founder “Synflod” explained how “we are just reporting vulnerabilities on websites to secure them and repair the errors in their web infrastructure. We leave our email in each publication so they can contact us faster and easier.

Implicated in today’s leaks however are Spain’s Ministry of Justice, Ministry of State, National Institute of Statistics, Institute of Mayors and Social Services, as well as the University of Malaga, Univesity of Huelva, University of CITCEA-UPC, a technological school specializing in energy, power electronics, mechatronics and enertronics, along with Rovira i Virgili University, the University of Pablo Olavide, the website of the official Chess team of the University of Oviedo and lastly, the website of the Bolivarian Government of Carabobo – led by Rafael Lacava in Venezuela.

Targets:

Ministerio de Justicia: hxxp://mjusticia.gob.es
Ministerio de Hacienda: hxxp:/hacienda.gob.es
Universidad de Malaga: hxxp://uma.es
Universidad de Huelva: hxxp://uhu.es
Instituto Nacional de Estadística: hxxp://sede.ine.gob.es/
Instituto de Mayores y Servicios Sociales: hxxp://sede.imserso.gob.es/
CITCEA-UPC: hxxps://www.citcea.upc.edu/
Universitat Rovira i Virgili: hxxp://urv.cat
Universidad Pablo de Olavide: hxxp://upo.es
Universidad de Oviedo: hxxp://uniovi.es/
Gobierno de Carabobo: hxxp://hacienda.carabobo.gob.ve/

Sample Screen Shots from Hack:

Ministerio de Justicia:

No photo description available.

Ministerio de Hacienda:

No photo description available.

Univerisdad of Malaga:

No photo description available.

Universidad d Huelva:

No photo description available.

Instituto Nacional de Estadística:

No photo description available.

Instituto de Mayores y Servicios Sociales:

No photo description available.

CITCEA-UPC:

No photo description available.

Universitat Rovira i Virgili:

No photo description available.

Universidad Pablo de Olavide:

No photo description available.

Universidad de Oviedo:

No photo description available.

Gobierno de Carabobo – Rafael Lacava en Venezuela:

No photo description available.



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