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Oops! WikiLeaks Website Defaced By OurMine

Oops! WikiLeaks Website Defaced By OurMine

August 31, 2017Wang Wei
OurMine is in headlines once again—this time for defacing WikiLeaks website. The notorious hacking group, OurMine, is known for breaching into high-profile figures and companies' social media accounts, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg , Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey , Google CEO Sundar Pichai , HBO , Game of Thrones and Sony's PlayStation Network (PSN). According to screenshots circulating on Twitter , the official website of WikiLeaks has reportedly been defaced by the OurMine hacking group, who left a message on the site, as shown above. WikiLeaks is a whistleblowing website that since March, has been revealing top CIA hacking secrets under Vault 7 , including the agency's ability to break into different mobile and desktop platforms , security camera live video streams , air-gap computers and many more. There is no indication of WikiLeaks servers and website been compromised, instead it seems their website has been redirected to a hacker-controlled server
President Donald Trump's Website Hacked; Defaced By Iraqi Hacker

President Donald Trump's Website Hacked; Defaced By Iraqi Hacker

February 20, 2017Wang Wei
During the 2016 presidential election campaign, we reported about how insecure was the mail servers operated by the Trump organization that anyone with little knowledge of computers can expose almost everything about Trump and his campaign. Now, some unknown hackers calling themselves "Pro_Mast3r" managed to deface an official website associated with President Donald Trump's presidential campaign fundraising on Sunday. The hacker, claiming to be from Iraq, reportedly defaced the server, secure2.donaldjtrump.com, which is behind CloudFlare's content management system and security platform. The server appears to be an official Trump campaign server, reported Ars, as the certificate of the server is legitimate, " but a reference to an image on another site is insecure, prompting a warning on Chrome and Firefox that the connection is not secure. " The defaced website displayed an image of a black hat man and included a text message, which reads: Ha
Journalist Matthew Keys gets 2-Year Prison term for helping Anonymous Hackers

Journalist Matthew Keys gets 2-Year Prison term for helping Anonymous Hackers

April 14, 2016Mohit Kumar
Former Reuters journalist Matthew Keys , who was convicted last year of helping the Anonymous group of hackers, has been sentenced to 24 months in prison for computer hacking charges. Keys was found guilty last year in October of giving Anonymous login credentials that allowed the group to deface the Los Angeles Times, a Tribune Media-owned newspaper, back in 2013. After leaving the job at Tribune Company-owned Sacramento KTXL Fox 40 in 2010, Keys posted login credentials for the company's content management system (CMS) on a chatroom where hacking collective Anonymous planned out their operations. The hacking collective then logged into the CMS and defaced an LA Times article that remained defaced for about 40 minutes before a journalist noticed and changed it back – though Keys still denies all allegations. Keys faced a possible sentence of up to 25 years for three counts of hacking charges under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Although the US Attorne
Gaana.com Hacked, 10 Million Users' Details Exposed

Gaana.com Hacked, 10 Million Users' Details Exposed

May 28, 2015Mohit Kumar
Gaana.com -- One of India's most popular music streaming service with more than 10 Million registered users and 7.5 Million monthly visitors -- has reportedly been hacked, exposing the site’s user information database. A Pakistani hacker, who claimed responsibility for the hack, claims that details of over 10 Million users of Gaana service including their username, email addresses, MD5-encrypted password, date of births, and other personal information has been stolen and made available in a searchable database. At the time of writing, Gaana website is currently down for maintenance without any official statement provided yet. As of now, the site displays, "Site is down due to server maintenance. We will be back shortly. Kindly bear with us till then." Details of 10 Million Users Available in a Searchable Database: The hacker, nicknamed Mak Man , posted the link to a searchable database of Gaana user details on his Facebook page, with images of t
Hacktivist Group Anonymous (#OpISIS) Takes Down Islamic State (ISIS) Social Media Accounts

Hacktivist Group Anonymous (#OpISIS) Takes Down Islamic State (ISIS) Social Media Accounts

February 09, 2015Wang Wei
The hacktivist group Anonymous has launched a massive cyber attack against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) — the radical Islamic terrorist group who were  responsible for the terrorist attack against the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo . With huge social media presence, ISIS is the most active terror group on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram accounts. But unluckily, over dozens of Facebook and Twitter accounts linked to ISIS has recently been taken by the Anonymous group. In a video appeared on Youtube, Anonymous group and RedCult announced the operation  #OpISIS  and claimed to have carried out cyber attack against hundreds of Twitter and Facebook accounts used by ISIS for its own propaganda and to recruit new members. According to the video, Operation  #OpISIS  is coordinated by "Muslims, Christians, Jews"  alike and a masked individual discusses the aim of the campaign. They are " hackers, crackers, Hacktivist, phi
"Pakistan People's Party" Website Hacked — Message for Bilawal Bhutto

"Pakistan People's Party" Website Hacked — Message for Bilawal Bhutto

October 08, 2014Swati Khandelwal
On Tuesday, Indian and Pakistani army forces continued to exchange fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, which was started when Pakistan’s military fired machine guns and mortars at about 60 Indian army posts during last week. Tensions between the two countries have intensified since Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the only son of former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, made a statement that his Pakistan People's Party (PPP) would take back entire Kashmir from India. However, the Indian political party described his statement as " childish " and " irresponsible ." Different reactions came from different people out there from India for the chairman of Pakistan People’s Party and Central Executive Committee Bilawal Bhutto, but Hackers have their own way of expressing their part. Here Bilawal Bhutto said that he would not leave an inch of Kashmir with India, and there an Indian Hacker defac
Popular Hackforums Website Defaced by Egyptian Hacker

Popular Hackforums Website Defaced by Egyptian Hacker

August 28, 2014Wang Wei
Hackforums - one of the popular hacking forum in the world - has been hacked and defaced by the famous Egyptian hacker with the online handle Eg-R1z . HackForums is popular among both whitehats and blackhats. On one end of the spectrum, HackForums helps over 110,000 hacking community members to remove dangerous malware off of their computers, as well as promotes research and learning of various malwares. But on the other end, it servers as a great platform for hackers and cyber thieves as well, who posts infected material in order to victimize others. The website is hosted in Europe on a server and expected to be earning an estimated $7,316 USD on a daily basis. Last night, hackforums.net went dark with a defacement message that reads: "[403 Forbidden Error] - You might be blocked by your IP, Country, or ISP." That's really nasty msg guys , don't u think so?! Just sending greets from Egypt i-Hmx , H3ll C0D3 , Egyptian.H4x0rZ ./Eg-R1z Cr3w It i
Godzilla Hacker Takes Down Several Pakistani Government Websites

Godzilla Hacker Takes Down Several Pakistani Government Websites

August 02, 2014Wang Wei
While the rest of the world was engaged in cyber security and privacy, an Indian patriotic hacker targeted 43 major Pakistani Government official websites, including ‘President of Pakistan’, ‘Government of Pakistan’, 'Ministry of Defence’ , and whole Ministry of Pakistan . Indian hacker Godzilla claimed responsibility to hack into one of the main proxy server of the Pakistan Government, which is being used to manage all the government websites. Once the hacker gained the access to the proxy server, he managed to take down those websites. The attack on the websites are supposed to be severe as it has been over 24 hours and the websites are still down at the time of writing. The hacker posted a message on his Facebook profile saying, “ Poor Pakistan no matter how hard you try we can bypass those security anytime we want. Before making a statement in media against India think twice. ” Godzilla aka G.O.D is the same hacker who launched a cyber attack last year on a number of ser
'Tails' Operating System Website Has Been Hacked

'Tails' Operating System Website Has Been Hacked

June 29, 2014Wang Wei
Just a few hours ago, the Official website of the  Tails Operating System  has been hacked and it appears that a self-proclaimed 17-year old hacker breached and defaced it. Tails is a Linux-based highly secure Operating System, specially designed and optimized to preserve users' anonymity and privacy. Hacker, who named himself " Sum guy ", managed to access the website as administrator and edited the homepage content with the following message: You has been haxoredeszed by sum dumb 17 year old by accident... Sorry about that please forgive me! I accidentally logged myself in as someone important and changed the site, not knowing that what I was changing would save! So sorry about that... I hope you have a backup, Oh and btw I love your OS! Yours sincerely, Sum guy And before I leave, Hi ed... and zoin Defaced Link:  https://tails.boum.org/index.en.html . However, all other pages on the Tails website are working just fine, but at this moment it is not clear
'Anonymous Philippines' hacks Hundreds of Chinese Government Websites

'Anonymous Philippines' hacks Hundreds of Chinese Government Websites

May 20, 2014Wang Wei
A Philippine Hacker group claiming ties with the hacktivist collective Anonymous defaced early Monday several Chinese Government websites. " Anonymous Philippines " claimed responsibility for defacing more than 200 Chinese websites in retaliation for Beijing's aggressive actions in the West Philippine Sea, according to the messages posted on their Facebook page . " The operation was a success, we might not have brought China to it's knees but we gave hope to our brothers and sisters, because hope is what we need right now. Hope that someday people will stand-up and fight back! " Anonymous Philippines said. At the time of writing, More than 145 Chinese Government ( list 1 ) and 45 Commercial websites ( list 2 ) were displaying the following defacement message: " China's alleged claim on maritime territories and oppressive poaching can no longer be tolerated. Stand against Oppression! It's time to fight back! Say NO to China'
KALI Linux Mailing List Website Hacked Using Heartbleed Vulnerability

KALI Linux Mailing List Website Hacked Using Heartbleed Vulnerability

April 30, 2014Swati Khandelwal
When it comes to Digital Forensics, Penetration and Security testing, we mostly relies on Kali Linux distribution (also known as Backtrack), which is designed for security professionals and packed with more than 300 security testing tools. But Today, Mailing List sub-domain of Kali Linux get hacked and defaced by Libyan hacking group known as ‘ The GreaT TeAm (TGT) ’. A mailing list is simply a list of email addresses to which the same information is being sent. A discussion list is used to allow a group of people to discuss topics amongst themselves, with everyone able to send mail to the list and have it distributed to everyone in the group. Mailing lists have become a popular way for Internet users to keep up with topics they're interested in. At the time of writing, The Homepage of Kali Linux mailing list domain was displaying two lists, i.e. Kali with description "Hacked By The GreaT TeAm -TGT" Kali-Dev with description “Libyan Hackers” S
ORACLE Subdomain Page Defaced by Indian Hacker

ORACLE Subdomain Page Defaced by Indian Hacker

April 23, 2014Wang Wei
A group of Indian Hackers dubbed as I-HOS TEAM has successfully defaced a page on the sub domain of Oracle Corporation, biggest provider of enterprise software, computer hardware and Services. The users visiting the domain are being greeted with a custom webpage with black background and the theme song of an Indian Movie “ BOSS ”. The defacement page is displaying a logo with title “ IHOS - Indian Hackers Online Squad ” with a quotation for all the Indian hackers shows, “ LOVE TO ALL INDIAN HACKERS OUT THERE. ” Neither the website nor the server was actually compromised, but the Hacker going by online alias ‘Bl@Ck Dr@GoN’, actually found a page on the Oracle website that allows him to inject HTML/JavaScript code into the Oracle University Electronic Attendance webpage in order to modify the content, as shown in the screenshot provided to The Hacker News: Hacker told THN that anyone is able to edit the Student name on the website and can insert any code, which is not san
Russia Today (RT) Hacked, "Russian" replaced with "Nazi" in News Headlines

Russia Today (RT) Hacked, "Russian" replaced with "Nazi" in News Headlines

March 02, 2014Wang Wei
' Russia Today ', Moscow based Russia's biggest news channel website ( RT.com ) has been hacked and defaced by an unknown group of hackers. Hackers have replaced “ Russia ” or “ Russians ” with “ Nazi ” or “ Nazis ”  word from the headlines, as shown. " RT website has been hacked, we are working to resolve the problem, "  Russia Today tweeted from  the official Twitter account. Modified headline, i.e. i.e.   Russian Senators Vote To Use Stabilizing Nazi Forces on Ukrainian territory. Another modified headline stated: “ Up to 143,000 Nazis requested asylum in Russia in two weeks ,”   The changes to the ' Russia Today '  website remained in place for nearly 30 minutes and  at the time of reporting, the hack was restored.  " Hackers deface http://RT.com website, crack admin access, place "Nazi" in every headline. Back to normal now. "  RT acknowledged the issue. Recently the   Anonymous group has also announced '
eBay and PayPal UK website hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

eBay and PayPal UK website hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

February 02, 2014Swati Khandelwal
A pro-hacker group, aligned with president Bashar al-Assad, very well known as Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has again gained the media attention by adding the popular sites, i.e. eBay UK and PayPal UK to its victim list. After targeting websites of various media agencies, government organizations and big enterprises, including the latest defaced CNN and Microsoft, today they targeted and defaced the official websites of UK’s Ebay ( ebay.co.uk ) and PayPal ( paypal.co.uk ). The group also left a deface page along with a message on the hacked PayPal UK site: “ Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army! Fuck the United States Government. ” It is clear that the attack on PayPal could put millions of peoples' bank information at risk, but the group said that the attack is not to target account information of people instead was ‘ Purely a Hacktivist Operation ’ with the reason behind is the discrimination of Syrian citizens by PayPal company. “ For denying Syrian citizens
Bangladeshi Hackers defaced BCCI website after Board approves ICC takeover proposal

Bangladeshi Hackers defaced BCCI website after Board approves ICC takeover proposal

January 27, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Apart from various Government websites falling victim to Hacking attacks, the latest to be targeted by hackers belongs to the world's richest cricket Board, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Late night on 26th January ( 65th Republic Day of India ), the official website of Indian cricket’s Governing body, BCCI.TV has been defaced by Bangladeshi hacker who goes by the name Ashik Iqbal Chy . The ‘ About Us ’ page on the website has the message “ Don’T MesS UP WitH TiGeRs! ” along with the image of the Bangladesh national cricket team running with the Bangladeshi Flag. The ‘ Attack ’ on BCCI’s website is most likely in response to the latest draft proposal, which aims to shift the control of global cricket from the hands of International Cricket Council (ICC) into the hands of top three cricket boards BCCI, Cricket Australia (CA), England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) ; therefore the fate of cricket in smaller countries like Bangladesh, New Zeala
Syrian Electronic Army kept their promise; Microsoft's Office blog hacked

Syrian Electronic Army kept their promise; Microsoft's Office blog hacked

January 21, 2014Unknown
Yesterday Night Microsoft has faced another targeted attack by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a group supposed to be aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad . The SEA group is popular for its advance phishing attack and using the same technique they also hacked into the Official Twitter account of Microsoft News, Xbox Support, Skype and also defaced the Microsoft, Skype Official Blog pages in the past few weeks. Yesterday, Just after the Microsoft uploaded the newly designed website of it ' Microsoft Office ' blog, the Syrian Electronic Army gang again compromised it successfully. SEA uploaded the hacked blog screenshots on their twitter account, with a defacement article titled “ Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army ", as shown. Before, they also taunted Microsoft that " changing the CMS will not help you if your employees are hacked and they don't know about that ." The Group kept their promise to continue their attacks
Syrian Electronic Army's own website got hacked by Turkish hacker

Syrian Electronic Army's own website got hacked by Turkish hacker

January 14, 2014Wang Wei
Oops.. Hackers got Hacked! The Syrian Electronic Army , who has hacked hundreds of High Profile targets in 2013-14, today they got hacked by a Turkish hacker. Turkguvenligi , a Turkish hacker told The Hacker News that he hacked and defaced the official website of the hacking group SEA ( sea . sy  and  leaks . sea . sy ). SEA Group has taken down many serious targets like Microsoft, Obama & New York Times' twitter accounts & websites in the past, but today their own server got breached. The most common hacking technique used by the SEA Group is Phishing , but the Turkguvenligi hacked then using an exploit known for vulnerabilities in the server or website. At the time of writing this news, the whole website of SEA was down, but our readers can see the defacement mirror on Zone-H . Turkguvenligi tagged SEA in a  tweet , says " hi guys, you have been hacked ": The Syrian Electronic Army group has not commented anything about the hack, but We'll keep you upd
Microsoft Official Blog and Twitter account hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Microsoft Official Blog and Twitter account hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

January 12, 2014Wang Wei
It could be the worst day ever for Microsoft's patch management and Incident response team. A group of pro-Syrian  hackers ' Syrian Electronic Army ' has successfully compromised the official Twitter account of the Microsoft News ( @MSFTNews ), Xbox Support. They also defaced the Microsoft's TechNet blog ( blogs.technet.com ), and posted deface not over the blog. Microsoft says the situation is under control and no customer data was compromised. It seems that hackers have more internal access to the mailer system of the Microsoft, as they shared a screenshots of the internal communications between Microsoft’s Public relations team and Steve Clayton, who is the manager in charge of Microsoft’s corporate media platforms.  Last week, the SEA hacked Skype's blog and official twitter page, to spread the information about the NSA spying i.e. " Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army.. Stop Spying! " and today we have seen similar tweets from the Microsoft's N
MIT University website defaced by Anonymous hackers in honor of Aaron Swartz

MIT University website defaced by Anonymous hackers in honor of Aaron Swartz

January 11, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Today is January 11, 2014 and the last year on the same day a 26-year-old, young hacker, Reddit cofounder and the digital Activist, Aaron H. Swartz committed suicide. He found dead in his Brooklyn, New York apartment, where he had hanged himself. Swartz was indicted by a federal grand jury in July 2011, accused of hacking the MIT JSTOR database and stealing over four million documents with the intent to distribute them. He could have prison for 50 years and $4 million in fines by the Court, but before that he committed suicide in fear. Swartz's father, Robert, later blamed the MIT and the judiciary system for his son's death. On the first Anniversary of Aaron Swartz , today the Anonymous group of hackers defaced the sub-domain of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) website ( http://cogen.mit.edu/ ) for about an hour as part of #OPLASTRESORT. Defacement page was titled ' THE DAY WE FIGHT BACK '. The message posted on it, “ Remember The Day We Fight Back,
Exclusive - openSUSE Forum Hacked; 79500 Users Data Compromised

Exclusive - openSUSE Forum Hacked; 79500 Users Data Compromised

January 07, 2014Mohit Kumar
After Snapchat hack, this can be another worst data breach of the new year. A Pakistani hacker ' H4x0r HuSsY ' has successfully compromised the official Forum of ' openSUSE ', a Linux distro developed, sponsored & supported by SUSE. The hacker managed to deface the Forum and uploaded its custom message page as shown and account information of 79,500 registered users' may have been compromised. (The forum was defaced at the time of writing - Check Here ) The popular website MacRumors's Forum was compromised  in last November using an alleged zero day exploit, which is based on  vBulletin , a famous forum software. The openSUSE Forum is also based upon  vBulletin . Another interesting fact is that openSUSE is still using vBulletin 4.2.1 , which is vulnerable to  inject rogue administrator accounts flaw. Whereas,  the latest patched  vBulletin 5.0.5 is available. Possibly, Hacker exploits same or another known vBulletin version 4.2.1 vulnerability to ac
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