A 25-year-old broke into a DoD satellite communication system and doxed around 800 Department of Defense employees.
The hacker stole “ranks, usernames and email addresses of more than 800 users, as well as of about 30,000 satellite phones,” according to a press release by the National Crime Agency, or NCA.
The hacker was arrested in March of 2015, according to the NCA. At the time, the NCA said a hacker stole data from “an international satellite message dissemination system”, the Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services, which is used by the the Pentagon to communicate with employees around the world via email or phone.
The hacker then allegedly claimed the attack with a message on the text-sharing site Pastebin, according to the NCA.
“We smite the Lizards, LizardSquad your time is near,” the message read, according to the NCA. The hacker appeared to taunt the infamous hacking group Lizard Squad, notorious for targeting Xbox Live and other online gaming services.
The message, or a copy of it, appears to be still up. The author of the message claimed to be affiliated with ISIS, and shared a few screenshots to prove his feat. The screenshots show full names, phone numbers, email addresses and usernames of servicemen.
The intrusion caused $628,000 in damages, the DoD said. The hacker pleaded guilty to one offense under the UK’s anti-hacking law, the Computer Misuse Act.