Anonymous Hacks Greek Finance Ministry, Finds "123456" Is Password For 37% Of All User Accounts

Tyler Durden's picture

While we have yet to go through the thousands of files that hacker collective Anonymous has just released as a result of its hack of the Greek Finance Ministry, an exploit it described as follows: "We gained full access to the Greek Ministry of Finance. Those funky IBM servers don't look so safe now, do they... We have new guns in our arsenal. A sweet 0day SAP exploit is in our hands and oh boy we're gonna sploit the hell out of it. Respectz to izl the dog for that perl candy," what we find even more amusing, if not surprising, is that of the 136 username accounts Anonymous hacked, the password of precisely 50 of them, or some 37% of all workers, is.... 123456 (full list here).

That, together with this archival picture of the inside of the Athens Finance Ministry, explains much more about the current and future state of Greek affairs, than any idiotic Troika/IMF forecast ever could.

As for those curious just what secrets the chaotic finance ministry of the Eurozone's most insolvent country holds, the downloads are available here and here.


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idea_hamster's picture

Why put time into a complex hash password -- there's nothing to protect anyway.

I bet a bunch of Eastern European bank-fraud bots have broken in and found that the Greek accounts actually sucked money OUT of theirs!

vast-dom's picture

i'm actually impressed. i wouldn't think it would be more than a four character pw.

Stackers's picture

yikes, I need to change the combination on my luggage.

camaro68ss's picture

Hey, how did they find my ZH account password...

Atlas_shrugging's picture

And change the password on my luggage!   damn, beaten to the punch. 

redpill's picture

I'm surprised they even had passwords. "Greek Finance Ministry" is an oxymoron.

francis_sawyer's picture

IBM... Let's all build a smarter planet...

redpill's picture

Which makes one wonder if a smarter planet would continue to hire ridiculously overpriced technology consultants.

Peter Pan's picture

What is Anonymous so proud of?
They simply found the combination to an empty safe.
Big deal.

Here is a real challenge.

Find out what gold the US really has in its vaults.

Kumara's picture

I agree, for someone to hack into an already broke nation's website isn't something worth mentioning. I bet it isn't even the Anonymous who did it, not that he read absolutewealth articles to know about its financial state, but really, what did he thought he'd find there?

somecallmetimmah's picture

And who taught those lazy retards how to type?

Matt's picture

Hey! Wait a minute! What are Romney's Binders full of women doing sitting in shopping carts in Athens!? The plot thickens ...

i_call_you_my_base's picture

Right, I wouldn't think they could afford six characters. That should have been cut with the austerity measures.

fockewulf190's picture

Betcha their files are packed with porn, capital escape plans to Switzerland, and how to reroute funds to Uncle Alexandros's gyros stand in downtown Stuttgart.

fuu's picture

Someone should ask what the black swan was.

insanelysane's picture

numbers don't mean anything in Greece.

TideFighter's picture

Ah, but username = YDE114 was an incredibly brilliant fellow 

password = 654321

Very Stealthy, Kaspersky would be envious. 

EvlTheCat's picture

You just cracked the other 63% of the passwords.  Congratulations.

A Nanny Moose's picture

This person gets a gold star...

username=MKOTSINONOU password=123


True.North's picture

123456 will be their % of Debt-to-GDP by the time everything is said and done.

NewAmericaNow's picture

Now the Passwords have all been changed to 987654. Shh don't tell anyone.

e-recep's picture

> there's nothing to protect anyway.


does that mean that greeks just bend over and wait?

I Am Not a Copper Top's picture

Remind me to change the combination on my luggage

Robot Traders Mom's picture

That sounds like the combination an idiot would have on his matched luggage

Bohm Squad's picture

I clicked no this story expecting to find a Spaceballs +1...!

Shizzmoney's picture

That's incredible!  I have the same combination on my luggage!

Soon we will be combing the dessert for gold and silver:

Temporalist's picture

US unemployment - blame Sandy

Greece leaving Euro - blame Anon

LoneStarHog's picture

123456 ... BULLSHIT! ... No government worker - anywhere - can count that high!

thecoloredsky's picture

Actually some can. For instance, the Bernank's password is a combination of the print and infinity keys. But Greek keyboards apparently don't have those keys.

Metalredneck's picture

Yellow sticky note on screen.

mjorden's picture

I have seen those show on AETV, /hoarders

Schmuck Raker's picture

This is turning out to be quite the amusing 'lil Friday, isn't it.


Dr. Richard Head's picture

I would have some here myself, but it looks as if there was a popcorn run based on the rumor that Bloomberg was about to ban it to prevent popcorn lung.  Too bad "head in the Ass" disease with all of the politiicans won't be prevented anytime soon.

NotApplicable's picture

"Sitting on a park bench.

Eying vendor carts, with bad intent.

Lying in the soda hut.

Watching everyone with jumbo cups!

Hey Popcorn Lung!"

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Jethro Tull anthem to Mayor Bloomberg: Thick And A Prick

swissaustrian's picture

654321 would have been more appropriate, the countdown to default is still ticking...

JSD's picture

That picture is definitely Sandy's fault.

Vegamma's picture

It's from the archives, so actually Bush's fault.

TraderTimm's picture

So, they have full access to all the bounced checks and negative accounts?

Nice - should've tried it when they actually had money.


Dr. Richard Head's picture

I think this recent hack, as well as the picture, really point to the overall incompetence of an all seeing and all knowing government.  The more of us that ignore these fucks that claim to be our kings, the quicker the bitch burns down. 

jbvtme's picture

i pray anonymous is working on the formula to disable the drones which are heading our way

krispkritter's picture

Doesn't surprise me a bit. I worked in IT for a $6Bn company where the CEO refused to even have a password and where he managed lose 3 laptops 'in the wild'. It's not like they'll be held accountable or anything... 

hedgeless_horseman's picture



For the record, I have always felt NSA staffers Anonymous are under appreciated, attractive, intelligent, and funny.

fuu's picture

Did you know the Anonymous wikileaks project is called Tyler?

Phroneo's picture

This should reveal a lot of interesting goodies. Just in time for the Troika to review their final report draft! I hope it finds more lies and surprises, this country needs to be allowed to default... although we all know they will instead drag it out for years and never let them go until a party with balls and brains gets elected!