The Hacker News Logo
Subscribe to Newsletter

Website collecting donations for Japan hacked !

Hackers took down the website of a Tennessee nonprofit that was collecting donations for Japan and replaced the home page with profanity.

Japan-America Society of Tennessee executive director Leigh Weiland said hackers broke into the site sometime Wednesday night.

The group's web-hosting company was able to get the site back up Thursday morning.

Before that, anyone trying to go to the group's home page encountered a mostly blank screen with an offensive phrase at the top.

Weiland said her group, which promotes goodwill for and understanding of Japan, has established a relief fund for Japanese victims of Friday's earthquake and tsunami. The site has been getting a lot of traffic from people who want to donate money.

Have something to say about this article? Comment below or share it with us on Facebook, Twitter or our LinkedIn Group.
SHARE
Comments
Latest Stories
Best Deals

Newsletter — Subscribe for Free

Join over 500,000 information security professionals — Get the best of our cyber security coverage delivered to your inbox every morning.