Tag: "defacement"

Anonymous Defaces NASA Web Site, Sort Of

Anonymous Defaces NASA Web Site, Sort Of

Reports are emerging that members of the hacker, or something because they don’t want to be called that anymore (from the IRC: To the idiot reporters: we’re not hackers), collective Anonymous defaced NASA in support of Wikileaks.

TechCrunched – TechCrunch the Victim of a Defacement

TechCrunched – TechCrunch the Victim of a Defacement

TechCrunch, the popular blog founded by Michael Arrington in 2005 that profiles technology start ups with posts about their products and company news was the victim of a website defacement that has effectively taken the site down for a period of three hours at time of writing. The site initially went down a little after 1 AM EST with a message of “Hi” on the homepage, and for a while seesawed between coming back up, being newly defaced, and showing a “We’ll be back shortly” message.

Baidu.com the Latest Victim of Iranian CyberArmy

Baidu.com the Latest Victim of Iranian CyberArmy

A group called the Iranian Cyber Army has, fresh off the heels of their DNS attack on Twitter last month, hijacked the domain of Chinese search engine Baidu.com.

Members of Anonymous protesting scientology.

Not the Haus of Gaga too

Around 9pm EST on Monday the Twitter account of pop singer Lady Gaga, @ladygaga was cracked in to and a series of messages added to her tweet stream. This is the second high profile Twitter account to be cracked in the last few days, on Friday the account of pop singer Britney Spears, @BritneySpears, started professing sympathy for the devil. The Lady Gaga one is interesting though, because like an homage to old school cracks of the past, the attackers appear to have left their name. Further these are two high profile accounts broken into after Twitter has implemented at least three major changes to their web site’s authentication process.