January 12th, 2003, 10:15 PM
RIAA defaced -again!
The link: http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/28817.html
The RIAA is a special target for hackers so they do get tons of extra hacking attempts then would normally be expected but it seems its just one hack after another. We don't see other sites like www.whitehouse.gov or www.microsoft.com getting hacked on a regular bases. This just re-enforces my theory that the RIAA just doesn’t get the internet.
RIAA defaced -again!
By Drew Cullen
Posted: 11/01/2003 at 22:06 GMT
Reader reports are flooding in that the RIAA.org has been defaced - again. At time of writing, the site appears to be down, And several readers have been kind enough to include screen grabs, showing that the front page today carried the following message.
RIAA - 0wn3d by.... ;p
oooh riaa want's to hack Filesharing Users / Servers ? - better lern to secure your own server...
Sorry Admin - had to deactivate ur accounts - they'll be reactivated after 2 hours
greetz : Rage_X, BRAiNBUG, SyzL0rd, BSJ, PsychoD + all the others who want to stay anonymous :]
wanna contact ? mailto:email@example.com
Underneath the greets, there is a list of RIAA 'recommended' file-sharing tools, such as KaZaA and eDonkey. Downloads from these sites are 'sponsored by www.riaa.org
The RIAA site has been hacked four times in recent months. Surely, they should have figured out how to put a stop to this by now? ®
Its not software piracy. I’m just making multiple off site backups.
January 12th, 2003, 10:21 PM
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January 12th, 2003, 11:14 PM
Well according to Netcraft... RIAA uses IIS/5 on a W2K Box of some sort...
An easy hack by any means
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January 12th, 2003, 11:17 PM
Thats pretty funny that they posted a review of file sharing applications. I can only image the string of profanity that ensued when the admin found out what happened, or better yet saw the page himself. They also did make a valid point, if the RIAA wants to hack into filesharing networks, they should first learn to defend their one machines. All in all, it was still in bad taste in my oppinion, cause it will be used by the RIAA to label file sharers as criminals, and what not, which only hinders things further.
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January 13th, 2003, 08:46 AM
the RIAA should better secure their own machines first. Or maybe is a threat of a Lazy Admin not ensuring there site is totally secure ..............:grins:an shakes his head. Security should be a site top concern .