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#OpColtan : Anonymous hacks AVX Corporation site and leaks data


Today, Anonymous hackers announced that they hacked the AVX Corporation and leaked data under the operation called "OpColtan". AVX is a big firm which produce ceramic and tantalum capacitors, connectors, thick and thin film capacitors, resistors and integrated passive components.

The site was exploited using SQL injection vulnerability. The leak contains thousands of usernames, passwords, email addresses and other details.

"AVX was directly involved in Congo war of 1998. UN accused AVX, and many other firms to be interested in illegal coltan extraction and war in DRC( Democratic Repubblic of Congo ) ." The hacker explained the reason for the attack in the press release.

"Usually Coltan was stealed by war groups from Congo mines and carried out to the firms. Million of people lost their lives in Congo war, nature was destroied in order to dig coltan and a lots of gorillas were killed. Unfortunatelly UN decided to abandon the case and never punish the responsibles of the war an nature devastation."

“AVX and other involved firms published an ethical code in 2010; they claim that they don't get tantalium from war areas.

“NOW a new civil war is growing up in Congo and is totally hypocrite to share DRC in different areas in order to say that some of these are war free. AVX, UN trial refused to punish you, but Operation Green Rights doesn't forget. AVX, is the time to pay for your crimes, the trial is the whole mankind,” they concluded.

The hackers accuse other companies as well of being involved in dirty games to gain access to the precious resource. These organizations – Nokia, Ericsson, Siemens, Sony, Intel, IMB, HP, Samsung, Nec, Motorola, Apple, Dell, and many others – can at any time become the victims of OpColtan and OpGreenRights.
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