TeaMp0isoN

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TeaMp0isoN
Formation 2010
Type Cyber-hacktivism

TeaMp0isoN is a group of computer hackers.

Establishment[edit]

According to Don from ZHC ( ZCompany Hacking Crew ) they started in 2008. In 2010 ZHC recruited TRiCk, the 16-year-old hacker, who founded his own group TeaMp0isoN.[1]

Facebook[edit]

In January 2011, unauthorized status updates were posted on Mark Zuckerberg and French President Nicolas Sarkozy's accounts on social-networking site Facebook. On January 25, a spokesperson for Facebook acknowledged the bug in their system and said it has been fixed. Later that week The Daily Beast reported that "TriCk", a member of TeaMp0isoN, along with members of a group known as "ZHC", said they had exploited a bug in the web site on previous New Year's Eve, allowing them to post unauthorized status updates and to block temporary newsfeeds to a list of 130 pages. A spokeswoman for one of the targeted groups, the English Defense League, confirmed that they were targeted and their pages critical of Islam were indeed hacked. Members of Facebook's security team said after being contacted on the matter by The Daily Beast, they had found no evidence of malicious activity on their logs.[1]

Tony Blair address book leak[edit]

The group published in Pastebin what appeared to be the address book and other private data of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, in June 2011. According to TeaMp0isoN the data was obtained originally "via a private exploit" in December 2010. Tony Blair's spokesman said the data was not obtained from Blair directly, but from the personal email account of his former staff.[2]

LulzSec and Anonymous[edit]

The group's semi-rivalry with LulzSec is motivated by what they perceive as LulzSec's low hacking abilities bringing them media attention they do not deserve. Another member of the group, Hex00010, used the term script kiddies to describe LulzSec's activists: "We're here to show the world that they're nothing but a bunch of script kiddies [y]ou think, 'I'm a bad-ass hacker because I can knock someone offline for a few minutes.' That's bullshit. Come on."[3]

Following a dispute with LulzSec, TeaMp0isoN went on to deface the website of alleged LulzSec member JoePie91, before releasing a document which listed the potential names of LulzSec members and also allegedly showed TeaMp0isoN gaining access to AnonOps IRC network [4][5]

BlackBerry[edit]

During 2011 England riots it was believed that BlackBerry Messenger service was used by looters for collaboration. The group defaced the official BlackBerry blog as a response to Research In Motion (RIM), the maker of the BlackBerry, promising to co-operate with the United Kingdom police and government. TeaMp0isoN's released a statement saying, "We are all for the rioters that are engaging in attacks on the police and government."[6]

Government Leaks[edit]

On 8 August 2011, TeaMp0isoN released the hashed administrator passwords for a website hosted under NASA domain, after using a public vulnerability.[7]

Operation Robin Hood[edit]

In response to Occupy Movement, an online announcement claims that TeaMp0isoN joined Anonymous to launch Operation Robin Hood, intending to hack into websites, obtain credit cards and make donations to activist organizations while the banks would have to refund the hacked accounts.[8][9] The video states: "Operation Robin Hood will take credit cards and donate to the 99% as well as various charities around the globe. The banks will be forced to reimburse the people their money back." while encouraging to "move your accounts into secure credit unions,[8] in an echo to the Bank Transfer Day movement.

United Nations[edit]

In November 2011, TeaMp0isoN released more than 128 usernames and login details, which they say were obtained from the United Nations Development Programme. According to a spokeswoman for the UNDP the data was extracted from "an old server which contains old data".[10]

Possible arrests[edit]

On 10 April 2012, the group created a script to call the British Anti-Terrorism Hotline with hoax calls continuously for a 24-hour period to protest the extradition of terrorist suspects to the United States. On 12 April, police arrested two teenagers, 16 and 17, over the incident under suspicion of violating the Malicious Communications Act 1988 and the Computer Misuse Act.[11]

On 9 May 2012, alleged TeaMp0isoN member and spokesperson "MLT" was arrested by officers from Scotland Yard on suspicion of offences under the Computer Misuse Act, relating to the attacks on the Anti-Terrorist Hotline and other offences[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Mujahideen Hackers Who Cleanse Facebook Up". Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "LulzSec sails into sunset as TeaMp0isoN terrorizes Internet". International Business Times. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Mack, Eric (24 June 2011). "Hacker Civil War Heats Up". PC World (magazine). IDG. Archived from the original on 25 June 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "LulzSec Hacked by TeaMp0isoN". 24 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Anonymous and LulzSec personal information leaked by TeaMp0isoN". 06 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "BBC News – England riots: Hackers hit Blackberry over police help". BBC. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "NASA is Vulnerable, SQL injection". 
  8. ^ a b https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njONcmb81r0 Anonymous - #OpRobinHood
  9. ^ "'Operation Robin Hood': The hacker scheme to fund Occupy". 2011-12-01. 
  10. ^ "United Nations Hacking Attack Investigated". 
  11. ^ Kirk, Jeremy (12 April 2012). "UK Police Arrest Two Over Anti-Terrorist Hotline Prank Calls". CIO. Archived from the original on 13 April 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  12. ^ "MLT Suspected Member of Teampoison Hacking Gang Arrested". CIO. 11 May 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2012.