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February 13th, 2009

Defacement Archive Zone-h Gets Defaced

Defacement archive has been defaced. An arab language video, featuring an ad promoting nappies, replaced the site’s usual content of information security commentary and a defacement archive. The hack involved posting a link to a YouTube video and dancing babies on the site’s altered home page.

A message that came with the defacement said “Sorry, but I am bored I wish you a fun time with the song 😀 lol”., which runs Apache on a Linux platform, was unavailable on Friday afternoon following the hack.

It’s not the first time has been hit by hackers. The defacement archive was the victim of a domain hijack attack in January 2007. founder Roberto Preatoni was open with its preference for winding down the site. Last year, in a poll on whether or not should die, a majority wanted the site to continue. But in an age where SQL injection assaults against legitimate sites are used to run drive-by download attacks without leaving any obvious signs of attack, perhaps the recording of blatant web graffiti attacks is no longer as relevant as it once was.

Credit: The Register

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