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updated 5/4/2012 3:19:59 PM ET 2012-05-04T19:19:59

The Team Poison hacktivists are taking responsibility for infiltrating the websites of the United Nations World Health Organization, the Australian government and Panasonic.

In a Pastebin post, the hackers released usernames and passwords they say belong to the three targeted websites. From Panasonic.com, the hackers published  the names, usernames and password hashes for 27 employees. In the attack on the World Health Organization, Team Poison leaked about 10 usernames and password hashes reportedly belonging to administrators.

Softpedia reported  that Team Poison inflicted the most damage upon Australia.gov.au, from which the group leaked more than 600 names and clear text passwords.

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"TeamP0isoN is here with another release!" the hackers wrote. "Here we present to you some nice delicious data of the Australian Government (Australia.gov.au) dumped data. In this release there are email addresses, passwords for just about every important Australian Government agency/business associated with (Australia.gov.au)."

None of the targeted websites — Panasonic, WHO and the Australian government — responded to emails for comment from SecurityNewsDaily.

These cyberattacks come just weeks after the group "phone bombed" the U.K.'s Secret Intelligence Service, a prank that led to the arrest of the group's leader, TriCk. Following the arrest stemming from this incident — Team Poison also released a video of TriCk allegedly taunting an MI6 officer — the group vowed to retaliate.

In a Twitter post, Team Poison wrote that these new leaked documents "are just [the] tip of the iceberg."

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