More than Two Dozen Congressional Websites Defaced

Posted on January 28, 2010. Filed under: News, Super Fast Updates, Web | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  

   Thirty Congressional websites were defaced by the Red Eye Crew (a group known for its regular attacks on Web sites) early Thursday morning, following President Obama’s State of the Union Address. The defacements were aimed at websites used by both Democratic and Republican Congressional members, as well as Congressional committee pages.

  The sites were defaced to simply show the following line of text:

FUCK OBAMA!! Red Eye CREW !!!!! O RESTO E HACKER !!! by m4V3RiCk ; HADES ;T4ph0d4 — FROM BRASIL

   The Red Eye Crew has defaced thousands of Web sites, and some of the attacks have been recorded by Zone-H, a Web site that keep tracks of defacements, according to the blog Praetorian Prefect. The latest attacks had not been listed by Zone-H yet.

  The hacked sites that Praetorian investigated were hosted on a server called "dcserver1.house.gov," but not all sites on that server were hacked. Many of the sites were using Joomla, which "might indicate that it is a Joomla component that is to blame, however that is just speculation," Praetorian noted. Joomla isn’t the only CMS used by Congressional members, however, they wrote.

Read more – Praetorian Prefect

 

 

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