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Tajikistan Domain Registrar hacked; Google, Yahoo, Twitter, Amazon also defaced
Jan 07, 2014
Google's primary search domain for Tajikistan had seemingly been hacked yesterday, along with other high profile domains including Yahoo, Twitter, Amazon -- redirected to a defaced page. Actually neither Google, nor Twitter servers have been hacked, rather website of Tajikistan's Domain registrar ( domain.tj ) authority has been hacked, that allows the hacker to access domain control panel. Server Kernel: Linux mx.takemail.com 2.4.21-27.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed Dec 1 21:59:02 EST 2004 i686 Iranian hacker ' Mr.XHat' successfully managed to change the DNS records of attack websites and defaced them for about a day. Hacker told ' The Hacker News ' that he used Directory Traversal vulnerability to hack the website and still has the access to the control panel. Directory traversal is a type of HTTP exploit that is used by attackers to gain unauthorized access to restricted directories and files. Following the screenshot of compromised Domain Registrar's Control Panel:
Vodafone Iceland hacked and exposed 70000 Users' Personal Information
Nov 30, 2013
Today Vodafone Iceland was hacked by the Turkish group of hackers Maxn3y (@AgentCoOfficial) who in the past has stolen data from airports' systems, electronic giants and fast food company. The hackers announced via Twitter that he has successfully compromised Vodafone Iceland server and defaced the official website ( Vodafone . is ), including various other sub-domains including the company mobile site. The hackers disclosed a compressed 61.7MB rar file which is locked with password TURKISH and that contains a collection of files including one titled users.sql that appears to contain the 77,000 user accounts. The file includes user names, social security numbers, encrypted passwords as many other encrypted information. The portal CyberWarNews posted the list of files disclosed and provided information on their content. Following the complete list of files leaked: v2.sql Multimedia database, nothing critical, 400K of user tracking and logging with user agents, refers etc.
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AI Solutions Are the New Shadow IT
Nov 22, 2023
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Singapore police arrested six men for allegedly hacking Prime Minister and President websites
Nov 12, 2013
A Singaporean hacker calling himself the " The Messiah " was arrested in Kuala Lumpur last Monday for hacking into a Singaporean government website over two weeks ago - from a Kuala Lumpur apartment. James Raj (35) charged with hacking of Ang Mo Kio town council website and posting a symbol associated with international hacker group Anonymous. He was charged under the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act. If found guilty, he could be jailed for up to three years and fined S$10 , 000. Police said Raj was also linked to a series of hacking incidents, including penetrating the website of a charity group related to the ruling People's Action Party. Police declined to give details but suggested that Raj was not responsible for defacing the prime minister's office and presidential palace websites on November 7 and 8. Five other local men are being held for allegedly hacking the websites of Singapore's president and prime minister websites i.e. Muhammad
Rise in website Defacement attacks by Hackers around the World
Nov 05, 2013
Last week we noticed a rise in cyber attacks particularly - website Defacement attacks on many governments and organizations of different countries by the hackers around the world. Targeted countries include Singapore, Mexico, Philippines, Australia, Egypt, United States, Syria and many more. Out of all these targets, most controversial were Philippines and Australia, hacked by Activist group Anonymous. Last Sunday, Anonymous hackers from Indonesia defaced hundreds of websites belonging to the Australian Government , saying the action was in response to reports of spying by Australia. The websites, defaced with a message reading " Stop Spying on Indonesia ". We have shared the list of all targeted website on a pastebin note . In a separate incident, Anonymous hackers defaced more than 38 Philippine Government websites, and called on the public to support an anti-corruption protest " Million Mask March " at the Batasang Pambansa on November 5. " The government,
Barack Obama's Twitter, Facebook, Campaign website and Email Accounts hacked by Syrian Electronic Army
Oct 28, 2013
The pro-Assad group Syrian Electronic Army claims it has hacked the President Barack Obama's website , Twitter-Facebook accounts and access email accounts linked to Organizing For Action, the non-profit offshoot of Obama For America, Obama's 2012 campaign operation. Last night, Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hacked into Obama's donation website donate.barackobama.com , which was temporarily redirected to the website of the hacking group ( sea . sy / indexs / ) with a short message: " Hacked by SEA ". The hackers were able to take over only a secondary donations page. It was an older page - still on the site, but was no longer being used. They have also posted fake tweets and updates from Obama's Facebook Page and Twitter accounts, " All the links that Barack Obama account tweeted it and post it on Facebook was redirected to a video showing the truth about Syria " Hacker told Mashable in an interview. The attackers also compromised the URL shorten
12-year-old Boy admits to hacking major Government sites for aiding Anonymous Hackers
Oct 27, 2013
12-year-old Canadian has pleaded guilty to breaking into multiple major government and police websites in the name of the hacker collective Anonymous . Surprisingly, this Fifth Grade student wreaked computer havoc during the Quebec student uprising in 2012, traded pirated information to Anonymous for video games. He had not just participated in DDoS attacks , but also stole information belonging to users and administrators. The court estimates he did $60,000 worth of damage by attacking major government websites included those of Montreal police, the Quebec Institute of Public Health, the Chilean government and some non-public sites. His lawyer also described in the Court that buy saw it as a challenge, he was only 12 years old and was no political purpose. According to Montreal police, the boy also taught others how to hack. The 12 year old was among the several hackers arrested over the Anonymous protest. While others have been arrested in connection with t
Qatar is Down ! Syrian Electronic Army hijacks major Qatar websites
Oct 19, 2013
The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) is at it again. The hacktivist group, who are known to back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad , has hacked many high profile Qatar based websites, including the Google, Facebook, Aljazeera and Government - Military websites. Starting at about 4:25 am (GMT 5:30+), the Syrian Electronic Army shared this message on Twitter: Qatar is #down and following that, they went about switching off government and private websites using the .qa extension. The domains are managed by Qatar's Ministry of Information and Communication (ictQatar). Apparently, the Syrian Electronic Army gained access to Qatar Domain Registrar ( portal.registry.qa ) and modifies the DNS entires to redirects the targeted websites to servers controlled by hackers serving defacement page, that include a picture of Assad and the groups logo, as shown. The List of the targeted websites is posted on Twitter by hackers - these include: moi . gov .qa facebook .qa gov .qa vodafone .qa a
Antivirus firm ESET and BitDefender website Hijacked by Pro-Palestinian Hackers
Oct 12, 2013
A pro-Palestinian hacktivist group ' KDMS Team ', who recently managed to briefly hijack the Metasploit website of security firm Rapid7 and become popular after Hacking World's largest Web Hosting Network Leaseweb website and antivirus vendors AVG, Avira as well as mobile messaging service WhatsApp's websites. Now even I have to say that - Security is just an Illusion, because just now the group aligned with Anonymous has successfully hijacked another two Antivirus firm website - ESET and Bitdefender . The KDMS Team successfully changed the DNS records of both sites to redirect people to a website playing the Palestinian national anthem and displaying a political message under the title " You Got Pwned ". Message posted on Bitdefender and Eset website says: Hello bitdefender Touched By KDMS team We was thinking about quitting hacking and disappear again ..! But we said : there is some sites must be hacked You are one of our targe
Metasploit website Hacked just by sending a spoofed DNS change request via Fax to Domain Registrar
Oct 11, 2013
A group of Pro-Palestine hackers ' KDMS Team ' today has been able to hijack the Metasploit website simply by sending a fax and hijacked their DNS records. Rapid7 is a leading Security Company and Creator of world's best penetration testing software called ' Metasploit '. The company confirmed via Twitter that Metasploit.com was hacked via a spoofed DNS change request sent via fax to its registrar, Register.com . The group came to prominence earlier this week when it managed to hijack the websites of popular messaging service WhatsApp and anti-virus company AVG among others. On the website, the hacker posted " Hello Metasploit. After Whatsapp , Avira, Alexa , AVG and other sites. We were thinking about quitting hacking and disappear again! But we said: there is some sites must be hacked. You are one of our targets. Therefore we are here. And there is another thing do you know Palestine? " Rapid7 official statement regarding the in
Whatsapp and AVG Antivirus Website defaced by Palestinian Hackers
Oct 08, 2013
The Website of Word's most popular mobile messaging app and Antivirus Firm - AVG were hacked this morning and defaced by a new Palestinian Hacker group - KDMS Team, affiliated with Anonymous Group. The Defacement page titled 'You got Pwned', with Anonymous Logo and playing Palestinian national anthem in the page background, says: we want to tell you that there is a land called Palestine on the earth this land has been stolen by Zionist do you know it ? Palestinian people has the right to live in peace Deserve to liberate their land and release all prisoners from israeli jails we want peace and " There Is No Full Security We Can Catch You ! " It seems that the hacker used DNS hijacking to point domains on a fake server with deface page. The Whatsapp has resolved the issue, but at the time of writing AVG is still defaced. It is not clear that if any user data was compromised from AVG or Whatsapp. We have contacted WhatsApp and AVG
World's Largest Web Hosting company 'LeaseWeb' Hacked by KDMS Team
Oct 05, 2013
LeaseWeb , one of the World's largest hosting provider has been defaced by Palestinian hackers, named as KDMS Team . LeaseWeb was also hosting provider for one of the biggest file-sharing website Megaupload in the past. Later Megaupload Founder, Kim Dotcom claimed that Leaseweb had deleted all Megaupload user data from 690 servers without warning. The hacker group replaced the Homepage of the website for just a few hours with an Anonymous Palestine , homepage titled " You Got Pwned " and the defacement message says: Hello Lease Web Who Are You ? Who is but the form following the function of what and what are you is a hosting company with no security KDMS Team : Well ,, We Can See That :P We noticed that Attacker has just changed the DNS server to point the Domain to another server at 126.96.36.199, owned by the attacker. At the time of writing, Leaseweb team resolved the issue and get their Domain back to the original server . But because the hac
Bitcoin Talk forum hacked; Database for Sale by Hacker; Website currently down
Oct 04, 2013
Bitcoin Talk , the popular Bitcoin discussion forum, has been hacked and as it stands the site is currently unreachable. Bitcointalk has been down for nearly 6 hours. The forums have been allegedly hacked and Defaced by " The Hole Seekers " and selling 150,000 emails and hashed passwords stolen from Bitcointalk.org for 25 Bitcoins , where the passwords are hashed with sha256crypt. Hacker embedded the "1812 Overture" song in the background with a dazzling animated picture show. According to Bitcointalk admin Theymos, it's possible that the hackers gained access to the database. He says the website will not be restored until he figures out precisely what vulnerability the hackers leveraged. He's offering 50 Bitcoin to the first individual who can pinpoint the security hole. See the video below for the Hack-in-Action: " Hello friend, Bitcoin has been seized by the FBI for being illegal. Thanks, bye " reads one the message in the video. To be safe, it is reco
US news agency GlobalPost's twitter and website hacked by Syrian Electronic Army
Sep 30, 2013
In a series of high profile hacks, ' Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) ' just a few minutes before took control twitter account and website of ' GlobalPost ', a US based news agency. 'Syrian Electronic Army is an organized hacking group loyal to the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and known for their high profile cyber attacks. The hacker posted two tweets from the victim's account, saying " Think twice before you publish untrusted information about Syrian Electronic Army " and " This time we hacked your website and your Twitter account, the next time you will start searching for new job :) " (as shown in the screenshot). GlobalPost's Deputy Social Media and News Desk Editor 'Kyle Kim' also tweeted that " We've been hacked ". At this point it is unclear that How group managed to access the website and twitter account. We are connecting to the hackers for further information, stay tuned to the page f
NASA website Hacked; Protest by Hackers against US action on Syria and Brazil Spying
Sep 10, 2013
Earlier reports based on Snowden 's documents revealed the existence of the NSA's PRISM program , and indicate that the National Security Agency spied on Brazilians. On other End, President Obama said that the Syrian government used chemical weapons on its citizens and The United States may have to take military action against Syria. Against same issues, yesterday various pages on NASA 's website were hacked by a Brazilian Hacker named " #BMPoC " and the visitors to the pages were first greeted with a pop-up window which reads "DO NOT ATTACK THE SYRIAN " followed by another reading " U.S. SPY STOP THE BRAZIL " before the deface page appears. The complete deface message on the page was: Stop spying on us. The Brazilian population do not support your attitude! The Illuminati is now visibly acting! Obama heartless! Inhumane! You have no family? The point in the entire global population is supporting you. NOBODY! We do not want
New York Times, Twitter and Huffington Post Domains hijacked by Syrian Electronic Army
Aug 28, 2013
Media companies including the New York Times, Twitter and the Huffington Post has been unavailable since Tuesday after the external malicious attack by a group of hackers supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad. For the second time this month, the New York Times' website has gone down. " The New York Times website was unavailable to readers on Tuesday afternoon following an attack on the company's domain name registrar, Melbourne IT ," the Times wrote. In its most recent alleged attack, SEA was apparently able to use what's called a spear phishing attack to gain access to the Australia-based domain registrar for The New York Times website and read: " Hacked by SEA, Your server security is very weak ." It appears the domain name system (DNS) for NYTimes.com was rerouted, but can be found using its numerical Internet Protocol addresses, which is 188.8.131.52. The New York Times website has been restored just now, at least temporarily a
Exclusive : Google Palestine domain hacked and defaced
Aug 26, 2013
Google has local domains for almost every country in the world. Just now some hackers from Palestine hacked into Google's Palestine domain ( https://google.ps/ ) and defaced it The message appearing on the defaced page says, " uncle google we say hi from Palestine to remember you that the country in google map not called Israel. Its called Palestine # Question : what would happen if we changed the country title of Isreal to Palestine in google maps !!! It would be a revolution .. So Listen to rihanna and be cool :P " The most likely scenario is that Google itself hasn't been breached. Instead, it appears as the hacker forwarded/ redirected the DNS to a new page. The virtual names of the hackers behind the hack are ," Cold z3ro - Haml3t - Sas - Dr@g " from Palestine. Currently, the website is defaced while writing this update. Reported by The Hacker News reader 'Hanamichi Kurotsuchi'.
Redhack hits Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality & Sewerage Administration systems
Aug 15, 2013
The Redhack hacking Group hacked into the websites of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Water and Sewerage Administration. Hacker resets the credentials and announced the new login details on twitter i.e. " User: Redhack-Password: Redhack ". The hacked portal URL is : https://askiportal.adana-aski.gov.tr/default.aspx Redhack (Kızıl Hackerlar, Kızıl Hackerlar Birliği), is a Turkish Marxist Leninist computer hacker group which was founded in 1997. It's a group of ten alleged members were arrested in 2012 and charged with cyber crimes that could garner 8 to 24 year prison term. The group's website alleges that all of the arrestees are innocent, and not in fact members.
Thousands of Israeli websites hacked by Pakistani hackers for Palestine supports
Aug 14, 2013
A cyber attack campaign is ongoing and targeting thousands of Israeli websites by Pakistani hackers, in support of Palestine people. They had already infiltrated reportedly 650 Israel websites listen on Pastebin and upload their page with custom messages on servers. The hacker claimed and told 'The Hacker News' that they will release more hacked websites list soon. The hacker behind the massive attack mentioned his online name as " H4x0r HuSsY " and the message says, " LONG LIVE PALESTINE - PAKISTAN ZINDABAD HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO & FROM TEAM MADLEETS ". Hacked websites belong to Semi-Government, Personal and Israeli Corporates. At the time of writing, most of the websites still having deface page uploaded to their server. A few months back World wide Hackers and especially Anonymous group declared massive 'cyber war' on Israel after IDF threatens to cut off internet in Gaza.
Pakistani hackers hit Indian Eastern Railways Website just before Independence day
Aug 13, 2013
Just four days before the Independence day, The Pakistani hacker known as 'MindCracker' from Pakistan Cyber Army team hacked into the Indian Eastern Railways website and deface some internal pages, as shown in the screenshot taken by us few hours before. At the time of reporting, website ( https://www.er.indianrailways.gov.in/ ) was restored by the administrator. Other members of Team of the hackers behind the scene mentioned their digital name on deface page as, " We Are : Shadow008 | KhantastiC | Darksnipper | H4x0rL1f3 | Invectus ". They seem to have gained access to some part of the website, because homepage was not altered in any way. Zone-H mirror record of the defacement is also available. A few days ago an Indian hacker 'Godzilla' hacked into the Pakistan Army website and few related Facebook pages. This hack appears as revenge hack against action of Indian hackers.
Viber's Apple App Store account hacked; Description changed by hackers
Jul 28, 2013
Last week, we exclusively reported that the popular messenger Viber was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, and Support page was defaced with the message, " The Israeli-based - Viber is spying and tracking you. " Today we found that Viber's Apple App Store description has been defaced as well. The new modified description read " We created this app to spy on you, PLEASE DOWNLOAD IT! ", It's not clear at this point if this new hack is also performed by Syrian Electronic Army or not, but it is possible that the hackers have gained access to the other various developer-facing functions. Viber later responded after a previous attack that one of its employee's fell victim to a phishing attach and attackers could gain access to a customer support panel and support administration system, insisting that no sensitive user data was exposed. Last week, SEA was able to access the Popular messaging app Tango's website and also a World's biggest
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