The Anonymous hacking collective this morning defaced the Web site of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church in the middle of a live radio show that included a church spokeswoman and a member of Anonymous.
Developers have published a fix to tackle a high-risk flaw in BIND, the widely used Domain Name Services (DNS) software. The flaw creates a potential mechanism for miscreants to crash systems running vulnerable version of the name-to-IP-address translation software.
Around a third of European internet users picked up a virus or other computer-related infection in 2010, according to the latest statistics from the EU released ahead of Safer Internet Day on 8 February. ... Three per cent on average had suffered financial loss owing to phishing or pharming attacks or fraudulent payment card use
Anonymous did a number on HBGary by hacking into its email system and uploading 60,000 emails onto file-sharing networks. Anonymous also defaced HBGary's website with an image explaining their motives as well as taking over the Twitter feed of HBGary's chief exec, Aaron Barr, to tweet abuse as well as supposed details of his home address and social security number. LinkedIn accounts of other senior HBGary execs were also targeted for attack.
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by Chester Wisniewski on February 7, 2011 | Comments (2) FILED UNDER: Featured, Vulnerability Late yesterday evening a fellow Sophos employee tipped me off that the website classiccars.com had been defaced. While it's not shocking news that another site of the millions on the internet has been hacked, this one was unusual in that the defacement seemed to be nothing more than an advertisement for the hackers.
Ten years ago hacking for bragging rights was a somewhat common practice, but today most attacks are more silent and are designed to steal information. I poked around to find out more about who was behind the attack and how they are compromising the security of the sites they are attacking.
The group had planted an IRC bot in a chat channel that they can command to remotely scan networks for vulnerabilities. This provides them with a list of hosts that are vulnerable to SQL injection and other techniques. It appears the bot uses search engines like Google and Bing to find potential targets.
The individual who claimed to execute this hack seems relatively unknown, but others in the group are proud enough of their work to publish tales of their exploits. One member, r3cogniz3d, was good enough to post his name and photo publicly on Facebook. He seems to really like the coffee shop Cafe Lampu in Jambi, Indonesia, by the way, so stop by and pay him a visit if yo