A cracker going by the handle of “officer brobee” has defaced UK Metropolitan Police’s (also known as Scotland Yard) careers web site.
In the hacked page the defacer inserted a picture of a green monster followed by a text making fun of their anti-terrorism unit, saying they hired incompetent people. Maybe the defacer decided to attack the site after the police refused to hire him?
According to the mirror informations, the server hosting the web site was running Windows 2000 and the defacer exploited a SQL injection vulnerability. Scotland Yard — just like many organizations, companies, governments.. — invests millions in security but forgets that equipments are not enough if the web application is vulnerable to common security issues…
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Mujahedeen Secrets 2 — newest version of encryption tools was released by Global Islamic Media Front. As ZDNet Australia informed, “Asrar Al-Mujahidin” or “Mujahedeen Secrets” contains also encrypted chat and forum supported instant messaging.
Second version of the tool brings some new features. As in release notes the authors stated, this is the program for secure multicast islamic network and contains all major encryption tools in small size.
It is no secret, that radicals and terrorists are using different approaches to get new members and supporters. One of them is also Web and radical websites and forums. Such websites provide content, that is intended to spread the ideas among visitors.
Creators of this content are mostly anonymous persons, but now the visitors have a possibility to place questions to real person, for some — their icon: Ayman al-Zawahiri, Guardian informed. Media arm of al-Qaida — Al-Sahab said, that Zawahiri would answer the questions as much as he is able.
It is well known to all of us — data theft or data loss is one of the nightmares. This year stories brought embarrassing incident in UK, 25 million people, their personal and bank details are at risk thanks two disks in mail. Given fact that UK has around 60 millions of citizens, more than every 3rd is affected by this.
Number is impressive, but it is not the only incident that happened this year. USA Today reported, that more than 162 millions of records has been stolen this year. When comparing to year 2006, when “only” more than 49.7 millions were stolen, this indicates clearly the aim of the attackers — private and business data.