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Hackers hacked by hacker

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#1 harrywaldron


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Posted 21 May 2004 - 08:28 AM

I thought this was interesting, informative, and even a little funny :thumbsup:

An ALLIANCE OF HACKERS dubbed the Hackers Against America (HAA) has had its website defaced by a Hacker named Marcos. HAA was hacked because they did not follow two key best practices:

1. They did not keep the Operating System patched up

2. They used the same Password for their network as they did for sites they accessed on the Internet.

Hackers hacked by hacker

How they did it

HAA were running a version of BIND which was so old that it had a certain vulnerability which all hackers knew about. Being the sort of network experts they are, the Pirates had failed to install the patches. Marcos modified the DNS so that when the site webmaster tried an FTP connection to update the site, he would be sent to Marcos's own FTP server. When HA's webmaster logged in, Marcos nicked his FTP username and password which he promptly used to deface the website after deleting all the other content, it transpires.

In another security twist, it appears that the hackers had used the same password on their yahoo email sites… so Marcos closed them. Well if you don’t take the most basic security precautions, it is clear you will get hacked. Maybe HAA should get some security experts in.

Edited by harrywaldron, 21 May 2004 - 08:30 AM.

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 09:57 AM

Hey Harry,
That WAS very interesting . i hate to see anyone get hacked but on the other hand it's nice to know that the hackers aren't left out :thumbsup:
Have a Great Day!!!

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 10:50 AM

:thumbsup: Oh WoW!! The HAA must really feel stupid. I guess you get what you pay for though. They deserve it. Can you say DuH?! :flowers: I'm glad you posted that Harry. It does my heart good to see the bad guys get a little of their own back.

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