[funsec] Australia: Turkish Hackers Bring Down Insurer's Site

Paul Ferguson fergdawg at netzero.net
Thu Jul 19 20:31:54 CDT 2007


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This illustrates how the issue of weak website implementations
continue to be a target for the unscrupulous.

Via The Sydney Morning Herald.

[snip]

Customers of one of Australia's largest insurance companies fear their
account information may have been compromised, after its website was hacked
by "turkish defacers" this morning.

AAMI, which offers general insurance, is scrambling to find out how a group
calling itself the "Ay Yildiz Team" hijacked its website, replacing it with
an anti-Israel message.

As of this morning the site was pulled offline for reasons unknown.

"We are Turkish defacers," part of the message read. "Hey Israel don't kill
our children."

Searching the group's name, including the name of its apparent leader,
"kerem125", reveals a litany of their other hacks, few of which targeted
Australian websites.

When contacted at around 10:15am this morning, an AAMI spokesman said he
did not know what had happened.

[snip]

More:
http://www.smh.com.au/news/web/turkish-hackers-bring-down-insurers-site/200
7/07/20/1184559999284.html

- - ferg

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