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RIAA wiped off the net

Post by mankrip » Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:03 pm

The Register wrote:RIAA wiped off the net
Hacktivists at work
By John Leyden
Published Monday 21st January 2008 12:25 GMT

A lack of security controls allowed hackers to "wipe" the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) website on Sunday.

The existence of an SQL injection attack on the RIAA's site came to light via social network news site Reddit. Soon after hackers were making merry, turning the site into a blank slate, among other things.

The RIAA has restored RIAA.org, although whether it's any more secure than before remains open to question, TorrentFreak reports.

The RIAA's high-profile lawsuits against file sharers have made it a prime target for hack attacks, so its apparent failure to apply rudimentary security controls looks especially dumb even though, as with most such attacks, little damage was actually caused.

In other hacking news, the Church of Scientology's website reportedly came under attack last week, leaving it unavailable for parts of the weekend.

The attack was reportedly an act of hacktivism prompted by the organisation's attempts to pull a promotional video featuring Scientologist Tom Cruise from YouTube. YouTube pulled the clip, but the material has since resurfaced on Gawker.com. ®
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Post by JKKDARK » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:57 pm

Luckily it's working well again :)
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Post by Covar » Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:49 am

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Post by Roofus » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:36 pm

Covar wrote:Image
:lol:
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Post by butters » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:46 pm

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That's hilarious. I'm going to send that to the DBA at work.
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Post by JellyWarrior » Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:05 am

Covar wrote:Image
HAHA! That's excellent!
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