Popular White-Hat Hacker Kapustkiy Targets Venezuelan Government Site

Kapustkiy recently hacked a site belonging to the Venezuelan Government. The white hat hacker leaked the information he obtained on PasteBin.

The hacked website was www.gdc.gob.ve, which he gained access to through an exploit targeting an LFI or Local File Inclusion flaw located at:

Kapustkiy explained that he discovered an LFI issue in the Venezuelan Government’s Capital website and that he also hacked two other sites through an SQLi issue he discovered and exploited. He found approximately 52 users on the third site and 800 accounts on the second. He clearly stated the hack was a protest against Nicolas Maduro’s dictatorship.

The hacker claimed that the Venezuelan President was ruining innocent people’s lives and the hack was a protest.

The manifesto he put up on PasteBin explained that the hacker stood against Nicolas Maduro’s dictatorship over Venezuela and that he was tired of once again seeing the man run for president. He used some coarse language and recommended it was time for the man to leave.

At the moment, Kapustkiy works as a white-hat hacker, which means he looks for and reports the vulnerabilities he discovers. However, he chose a different path this time because he was politically motivated.

In December of last year, the hacker obtained the data of approximately 3,000 people when he targeted the Russian Visa Center located in the US. He also targeted the site of the Costa Rican Embassy in China as well as the Slovakian Chamber of Commerce’s site, where over 4,000 records of users were accessed.

Kapustkiy hacked quite a few entities in 2016, including the Argentinian Ministry of Industry, the Venezuelan Army, the India Regional Council, the Consular Department of the Russia Federation, the National Assembly of Ecuador, the High Commission of Ghana & Fiji in India, and many more embassies and organizations all over the world.

Other targets included the Paraguay Embassy in Taiwan, the “Dipartimento dellaFunzione Publica” Office of the Italian Government, and a series of Indian Embassies, including those in Italy, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Romania, and Switzerland.

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Written by Stef Morgan
Stef Morgan has been a business and financial writer for the last 7 years. Before becoming a writer, she worked for more than a decade in the corporate world, giving her an insider’s perspective and understanding of business and finances. Stef also holds degrees in business management and marketing.