Tag: "Hacktivism"

Anonymous Turns Operation Payback Toward “The Jester”

Anonymous Turns Operation Payback Toward “The Jester”

The Jester, a hacktivist who is normally known for short term denial of service attacks against Jihadist web forums and who recently claimed responsibility for an outage at Wikileaks in the middle of Cablegate (Wikileaks publication of U.S. diplomatic cables) has himself become the target of the large scale hacktivist protest called Operation Payback.

An Insult to Romanians Published on the Twitter Account of the French Foreign Ministry

An Insult to Romanians Published on the Twitter Account of the French Foreign Ministry

The Twitter account of the French Foreign Ministry was compromised, and an anti-Romanian message posted, in the midst of the deportation of some 100 Roma from the country.

Screenshot - BP Research

Going After BP

BP continues to be the subject of criticism following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the hacking community appears to be taking exception to some of BP’s recent public relations activities in the online arena.

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.

We shall strike if the leader orders: Twitter Struck by Iranian Cyber Army

We shall strike if the leader orders: Twitter Struck by Iranian Cyber Army

At some time around 10pm on Thursday, users going to Twitter.com were served the page below with a banner reading “This site has been hacked by the Iranian Cyber Army”. Also, mowjcamp.org, a site for supporters of Mir-Hossein Mousavi Khameneh a candidate who ran against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the 2009 Iranian presidential election, has been serving a similar defacement since at least December 16th and continues to do so. The motive appears to be activism in support of Iran’s current Islamic regime. The attack vector was a bad actor using an id and password assigned to Twitter to log in to the administrative portal of managed DNS service provider Dyn.

NSA Career Fair schedule, correct appearance.

NSA.gov Site Defacement

It appears, according to the site defacement archive hosted at Zone-H, that on or around October 5th an NSA web site application was the victim of an SQL injection exploit resulting in a web site defacement. A web application loading a list of recruitment events at colleges was compromised on the careers section of nsa.gov.