Earlier today some Turkish defacers broke into the New Zealand based registrar Domainz.net (which belongs to MelbourneIT) and redirected some of their customers’ high profile web sites to a third party server with a defaced page. Companies which had their New Zealand web sites defaced include Microsoft, HSBC, Coca-Cola, F-secure, Bitdefender, Sony and Xerox.
The Turkish defacer going by the handle of Agd_Scorp hacked and defaced the US Army Mil website mdw.army.mil and NATO Parliament www.nato-pa.int protesting for the Israeli attacks on the Palestinian territory.
The defacements (viewable by clicking here and here) reports messages in Turkish in support of the Intifada as well as an English message stating:
“Stop attacks u israel and usa ! you cursed nations ! one day muslims will clean the world from you”
Statistics related to the Turkish Agd_Scorp cracker can be viewed by clicking here.
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.