As Wired reported “Israeli Defense Forces took over Hamas’ Al-Aqsa television station over the weekend — the latest blow in a increasingly-sophisticated information war over Gaza. The channel became infamous in 2007 for broadcasting a children’s show featuring “Farfour,” an anti-semitic Mickey Mouse look-a-like.
But the Israeli military considered al-Aqsa to be a serious enough propaganda threat that the station’s main studios were hit on the second day of the latest air campaign against Hamas.According to Israel’s Channel 10, the IDF hacked into Al-Aqsa Sunday, and began broadcasting an animated clip of Hamas’ leadership being gunned down. “Time is running out,” the clip warned, in Arabi. The day before, AFP reports, a “broadcast on Al-Aqsa television was interrupted with an image of a ringing phone that no one was answering.” ‘Hamas leaders are hiding and they are leaving you on the front line,’” a voice in “Hebrew-accented Arabic” said. Similar messages were sent out on Al-Aqsa radio, as well.”
I was quite unsure if writing this article or not, but after all, this is a cybercrime archive and frauds based on the Internet are still cyber-crimes. Being Zone-H.org visited by a very large amount of daily visitors, including police forces and journalists I though that perhaps by posting my personal experience with the Lightinthebox Chinese dropshipper/wholesaler on this website might help others to avoid the same troubles I experienced.
Everything started December 2nd when, after looking in the local Chinatown shops I realized that the item I wanted to give as a Xmas gift to my son (and maybe to myself too) a cool cellphone watch, was already sold out. So I decided to buy it online from one of the many Chinese wholesalers, specifically from www.lightinthebox.com. I checked before on the Internet about comments or fraud reports regarding that company and, as I expected, I found out several comments stating mixed feelings as you can expect when we are talking about online commerce (negative comments might be also posted by your angry competitors)…
The phantomatic Higgs boson still has no face, as the Cern’s LHC (Large Hadron Collider) didn’t produce yet the planned protons collisions. Meanwhile Cern’s website lost his own face, due to a Greek group of defacers called GST (Greek Security Team).
The defacers left a homepage message in Greek language. While when we learned about the CERN defacement everybody here was thinking about a politically, ethically or scientifically motivated attack, once translated, the message left by the defacers embraces the usual topics so much loved by true script kiddies: we are the best, you are the worst, we are leet, you are lame, we are 2600 (I wonder if these guys actually know what 2600 means in the hacker world…), irc wars.… blah blah blah.
Once again Microsoft got defaced by means of SQL Injection. Few days ago a defacer known as Agd_Scorp defaced 6 Microsoft websites.
Few years ago, Microsoft was the target of the attacks mostly because defacers liked Linux more. Now it is just “for fame”. Also in this case defacer didn’t leave any message.
The defacer also attacked many high profile companies and other interesting targets (for example, https://dol.hqda.pentagon.mil) by means of SQL Injection as to demonstrate that sometimes people are not checking the source code well enough…
If you still didn’t have vacations, maybe it is worth to wait until the end of the October and visit the Hack In The Box conference in Malaysia. Let’s take a look on some of the speakers and their topics.