AT&T-iPad hackers’ site hacked

“The Web site of the hacker group whose members were charged with computer crimes after they exposed a hole in AT&T’s site for iPad customers last year was hacked today,” Elinor Mills reports for CNET.

Mills reports, “For at least a few hours an obscenity-laden message on the Goatse Security site said: ‘I have taken the liberty of exposing your gaping hole…As you are a group of self-aggrandizing [profanity redacted], I have also contacted the media to ensure that this incident gets the coverage it deserves. In cracking this site, I have sent specially crafted requests to the server with my browser ID spoofed to that of an iPad. Please know that while this was not instrumental in this wondrous crack, it _WAS_ poetic in many ways. I also gave Goatsec the same warning that they gave AT&T… none at all, to patch their gaping hole. User Accounts have been deleted, and passwords changed.'”

“Asked for comment, Goatse Security spokesman Leon Kaiser, confirmed the hack. ‘It appears that someone has found the root password to the Goatse Security blog. Ironically, in doing so, the person in question has broken more laws than ‘Weev’ or ‘JacksonBrown’ are accused of breaking.’ The site was back to normal around 6:30 p.m. PDT, Kaiser said,” Mills reports. “The source claiming credit for the hack declined to provide specifics on how it was done beyond saying ‘the site was not secure.’ Asked to comment on the allegation from Kaiser, he said ‘no laws were broken.'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Karmic.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]


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