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Hacked - Cross-border vendetta

Postby the lynx » Mon, 01 Jul 2013 4:10 pm

First we had Singapore's Eu Yan Seng website hacked by Indonesian hackers as retaliation on Singaporean masses' critic on how Indonesia handled forest burning and subsequently regional haze problem.

http://www.euyansang.com/EYSCorporate/i ... 27.06.2013)_1.pdf

Now Malaysia has websites of Microsoft, Dell, Skype, Kaspersky, MSN and Bing hacked by Bangladeshi hackers, at the height of the Bangladeshi workers' suppression and oppression issue in Malaysia.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Kaspersk ... 4454.shtml

Looks like protests are no longer cool... :cool:

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Postby morenangpinay » Mon, 01 Jul 2013 5:09 pm

at the height of the china vs philippines for the territorial dispute this happened as well. The phil. anonymous members vs china anonymous members. the government had to release a statement to calm down the hackers

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Re: Hacked - Cross-border vendetta

Postby Wd40 » Mon, 01 Jul 2013 7:12 pm

the lynx wrote:First we had Singapore's Eu Yan Seng website hacked by Indonesian hackers as retaliation on Singaporean masses' critic on how Indonesia handled forest burning and subsequently regional haze problem.

http://www.euyansang.com/EYSCorporate/i ... 27.06.2013)_1.pdf

Now Malaysia has websites of Microsoft, Dell, Skype, Kaspersky, MSN and Bing hacked by Bangladeshi hackers, at the height of the Bangladeshi workers' suppression and oppression issue in Malaysia.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Kaspersk ... 4454.shtml

Looks like protests are no longer cool... :cool:


Interesting! In both the cases, the hackers are from poorer countries. Nice to know that Bangladesh has got hackers. I wonder if Singapore and Malaysia have hackers. Even if they do, I wonder, if they are "True Blue" Singaporeans or Malaysians :P

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Postby durain » Mon, 01 Jul 2013 7:37 pm

the american are cool. they no need to hack anyone.

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Re: Hacked - Cross-border vendetta

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 02 Jul 2013 9:17 am

Wd40 wrote:Interesting! In both the cases, the hackers are from poorer countries. Nice to know that Bangladesh has got hackers. I wonder if Singapore and Malaysia have hackers. Even if they do, I wonder, if they are "True Blue" Singaporeans or Malaysians :P


Hackers in SG and to a lesser extent in Malaysia, are quite worried about getting traced by the local LE, than anything .. after all, all ISPs have to provide customer access details, without a Court Order to the Police Dept handling such stuff..

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Re: Hacked - Cross-border vendetta

Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 02 Jul 2013 1:09 pm

ecureilx wrote:
Wd40 wrote:Interesting! In both the cases, the hackers are from poorer countries. Nice to know that Bangladesh has got hackers. I wonder if Singapore and Malaysia have hackers. Even if they do, I wonder, if they are "True Blue" Singaporeans or Malaysians :P


Hackers in SG and to a lesser extent in Malaysia, are quite worried about getting traced by the local LE, than anything .. after all, all ISPs have to provide customer access details, without a Court Order to the Police Dept handling such stuff..


"Hackers" with any even remote competence are worried about no such thing, as it is almost trivial to use TOR or bounce through another box anywhere on the Internet.

It's like saying the requirement to show an ID or Passport for a pre-paid sim actually does something to discourage crime.

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Re: Hacked - Cross-border vendetta

Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 02 Jul 2013 1:14 pm

the lynx wrote:Now Malaysia has websites of Microsoft, Dell, Skype, Kaspersky, MSN and Bing hacked by Bangladeshi hackers, at the height of the Bangladeshi workers' suppression and oppression issue in Malaysia.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Kaspersk ... 4454.shtml

Looks like protests are no longer cool... :cool:


This isn't even really a hack of those companies, but social engineering against a Malaysian DNS registrar. The 'hacker' simply tricked the DNS registrar into re-assigning those domains to the hacker so he could redirect traffic to his own site.

A fair analogy would be:
Instead of a someone breaking into a bank and stealing a lot of money, they just called the courier and tricked the courier into delivering money to a different location that wasn't the bank.

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Re: Hacked - Cross-border vendetta

Postby the lynx » Tue, 02 Jul 2013 1:22 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
the lynx wrote:Now Malaysia has websites of Microsoft, Dell, Skype, Kaspersky, MSN and Bing hacked by Bangladeshi hackers, at the height of the Bangladeshi workers' suppression and oppression issue in Malaysia.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Kaspersk ... 4454.shtml

Looks like protests are no longer cool... :cool:


This isn't even really a hack of those companies, but social engineering against a Malaysian DNS registrar. The 'hacker' simply tricked the DNS registrar into re-assigning those domains to the hacker so he could redirect traffic to his own site.

A fair analogy would be:
Instead of a someone breaking into a bank and stealing a lot of money, they just called the courier and tricked the courier into delivering money to a different location that wasn't the bank.


I learn something new each day :cool:

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Re: Hacked - Cross-border vendetta

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 02 Jul 2013 2:51 pm

zzm9980 wrote:It's like saying the requirement to show an ID or Passport for a pre-paid sim actually does something to discourage crime.


it may not stop crime, but .. it will deter the casual snooper, and cops can move fast and where they may have to sit on it for months in other countries only to see the ISPs claim that the logs are over-written, prompt attempts can be made .. if the hacker is local ..

FYI - in a related note, in a nearby country, the president himself got a scam sms, and then a threat sms and then some other nonsense, and nobody could even find out who the sender was, and I guess the sender was even aware if he had sms'd the president :) All due to the ease you can pick up pre-paid Sim Cards.

BTW, the DNS poisoning showed how un-updated the registrar was ..



BTW: the American's don't need permision or whatever to get info, since they have prism ;)


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