Today, for the second time we received a mail (call it spam) from a company named Owen Media Partners. The mail is basically saying that given the fact that they saw a link in our archives pointing at a website similar to their own, they request us to add also their URL in our archives.
I bet they didn’t understand what a defacement archive is. Given the fact that in two weeks I got their spam mail twice, we decided to make them happy, and to host a link to their website… by making this news. We are always keen to help proactive people promoting their activities!
Hey, if you didn’t realize yet, we are a bit ironical here.
Here is the hilarious text of the email we just received (at least for us, given that zone-h is a cybercrime archive)…
The phishing scams are quite common in our mailboxes, among them PayPal related are the ones most used and the less to be believed. Anyway it might appear to be useful to observe those scams and thanks to this one of the latest phishing attempts appeared to be really interesting.
Once again I was lucky to attend really perfect security conference and here are some notes from there. Confidence is the one really high-profile conference in Central Europe. The strongest “magnets” this year were Bruce Schneier and Joanna Rutkowska. Here are few notes from this event.
Since I didn’t knew anything about the road reconstruction that is taking place now in Poland, I arrived to the conference venue too late and missed those “magnets”.
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.