Since Zone-H started its mirroring activity of defacements, it always witnessed any sort of hacktivism. Sure, most of the times defacers are/were/will be just defacing *just for the pleasure of it* but when it comes the time of big protests related to world’s events, we are used to see both regular defacers or improvized cyber protesters taking a stand and spell out their disappointments by posting something using the defacement media.
Because… yes.… defacement is a media, it has been proven in several occasion that by defacing just one well targeted website, defacers were capable to attract the attention of regular medias which were reporting his message to the world.
Today, I was reading the news related to the clashes happening right now after the results of the Iranian political election which has been won by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with a percentage that usually belongs only to countries ruled by a strong dictatorship and that any sort of statistical analysis would label at least as an *anomaly*.
But what happened in the cyber-world? Did we witness any sort of digital protest as we used to see in the past like those related to the Kashmir dispute? Or something like the Estonian bronze statue protest? Or even the Prophet Mohammed cartoon protest?
So this morning I woke up with the wish to check the on-hold mirrors to see if some voices were raising in the cyber world.…
Sensitive data leakage is nothing new, it’s sometimes pretty embarassing, when you realize the lack of what we call security awareness. Slovakia is not an exception at all when discussing the security incidents, just to mention interesting incident related to Slovak National Security Authority, or the disclosure of the whole cellphone number database of one operator, naturally also with the secret numbers of the politicians and other important persons.
One of the last really stupid incidents happened again online: secret service employee was fired after he posted his photo on popular dating website. The photo was found by his co-workers…
Today, for the second time we received a mail (call it spam) from a company named Owen Media Partners. The mail is basically saying that given the fact that they saw a link in our archives pointing at a website similar to their own, they request us to add also their URL in our archives.
I bet they didn’t understand what a defacement archive is. Given the fact that in two weeks I got their spam mail twice, we decided to make them happy, and to host a link to their website… by making this news. We are always keen to help proactive people promoting their activities!
Hey, if you didn’t realize yet, we are a bit ironical here.
Here is the hilarious text of the email we just received (at least for us, given that zone-h is a cybercrime archive)…
The phishing scams are quite common in our mailboxes, among them PayPal related are the ones most used and the less to be believed. Anyway it might appear to be useful to observe those scams and thanks to this one of the latest phishing attempts appeared to be really interesting.
Once again I was lucky to attend really perfect security conference and here are some notes from there. Confidence is the one really high-profile conference in Central Europe. The strongest “magnets” this year were Bruce Schneier and Joanna Rutkowska. Here are few notes from this event.
Since I didn’t knew anything about the road reconstruction that is taking place now in Poland, I arrived to the conference venue too late and missed those “magnets”.