Mauritius About To Sign The Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

According to the Minister of Information Technology and Communication (ICT ) Tassarajen Chedumbrum Pillay, the government of Mauritius will sign the agreement in about two weeks. This convention is the first international treaty that focuses on computer crimes and internet crimes by harmonizing certain national laws, in the view of improving investigative techniques and increase cooperation between different countries. It was written by the Council of Europe with the active participation of observers of the Canada, Japan and China. .
The ICT minister said: "The ' Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Act' rises in the Budapest Convention. But there was a gap because Mauritius had not signed the agreement. By signing, we will be informed of all developments in the context of cyber security . [ ... ] We are finalizing negotiations under the signature of the Budapest Convention , "
On Monday during a seminar on cyber security organised by Symantec, the regional management noted that the government has an e-services strategy and this is an opportunity for partnership.
Antonio Forzieri Cyber Security Practice Lead at Symantec said: "Hackers are very active on the internet and they earn a lot of money doing multiple types of attacks. These attacks are becoming increasingly aggressive and sophisticated. It is these types of attacks we advise our clients both in the private sector or government . We also provide defensive technologies , "

What is the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime?
The Convention is the first international treaty on crimes committed via the Internet and other computer networks, dealing particularly with infringements of copyright, computer-related fraud, child pornography and violations of network security. It also contains a series of powers and procedures such as the search of computer networks and interception.
Its main objective, set out in the preamble, is to pursue a common criminal policy aimed at the protection of society against cybercrime, especially by adopting appropriate legislation and fostering international co-operation.
Detailed explanation about the Treaty is available on the official Council of Europe Website: [Click Here!]
Download a copy of the Treaty:[Click Here!]

80+ Websites Defaced By Indian Hackers

Indian hackers of the newly formed hacking group going by the name of Indian Cyber Rakshak defaced 82 more websites.The hackers uploaded the same deface page on all 82 website on which we could see the Indian flag. At the time of publishing, all the websites were still defaced.The hackers also provided link to their official Facebook fan page on the deface page they uploaded.
List of Defaced Websites:[Click Here!]

Anonymous Announces #Operation Throwback

Through a pastebin document, Anonymous has announced about an operation which they name as "Operation Throwback", which will be held on the 31st of October.They are planning to launch distributed-denial of service (DDoS) against a list of target which is viewable in their IRC.Below is the exact copy of the wording in the pastebin document.

"AnonOps -- Statement to the press and the people of the world.
Greetings from Anonymous,
For years we have watched as a powerful government took careful aim at our liberties and our
freedom on this ever-changing digital landscape. In the past, we have taken action against
it many times, but we have been angered by the recent developments plaguing our sense of
security. The United States Government is consistently tarnishing its reputation on the inter-
national mind. Today we strike back.
We are launching Operation Throwback, a carefully planned and executed demonstration of the
power of the hive mind. We are encouraging a digital protest against the oppression the governments
of the western world are putting on us. Anonymous is reaching out to you, at this moment to
take a stand for what is right.
This operation seeks to launch distributed-denial of service (DDoS) attacks against a list
of targets viewable in our IRC network. Anonymous will be distributing necessary equipment,
intelligence and assistance to all those who wish to join our fleet. The DDoS attacks will be
a powerful show of force to take a careful stand in opposition to the crimes against freedom that
hold us down with each passing day.
The power of the hive mind will be overwhelming. It will not falter, fail or cease as long as
we are together. With you, we can be strong. It's time to prove that we are still here and we
have the motivation to strike back. The United States decided to shake our nest, and for that,
we will sting back.
Join our IRC network and channel:  || channel: #operationthrowback
Or use webchat:
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Expect us.

Link to Official Pastebin Document: [Click Here!]

Indian Hacker Defaced Several .UK Websites

Indian hacker going by the codename of ShOrTy420 teamed up with two other Indian hackers, @@lu and Nemesis, and defaced a total of 49 websites. The same deface page was uploaded on each website.On the deface page, the hacker provided his email address and also greeted all Indian hackers. At the time of publishing, all the websites were still defaced. We noticed that among the 49 websites, 47 of them are .uk domains.Moreover,on Saturday,17 .us websites were defaced by the same team.
List of Defaced Websites:[Click Here!]

United Nations in Botswana Website Defaced Twice In A Day

Earlier during the day(25th October),  Bangladeshi hacker using the codename of Ablaze Ever, member of the BGHH defaced the website of the United Nations in Botswana ( On the deface page,we could read the following message,
"United Nation Hacked By Ablaze Ever
BD XTOR - Rotating Rotor - Cr4cK Br4iN - Murkho Manob - Red Core - Ashik Iqbal chy - Space Fighter - Crack Kid - Black Man - Reza Bghh - Sajid Chowdhury - Nike@l - Grey Doremon - Darkk Hex - Dr@cul@ - Sharif Bghh - Shopnopathik Aion

By the time of publishing, when visiting the website, we noticed that it was re-hacked by another hacker group calling themselves Fatal Error Crew. They uploaded text messages which goes as follows on the homepage,
"# Fatal Error Crew ~ Follow us: @FatalErrorSec # Elemento_pcx & s4r4d0 & sup3rm4n ! PWNED YOUR BOX!!!
# By sup3rm4n - 2013 ©
#Somos : Elemento_pcx & s4r4d0 & sup3rm4n
#Novo Twitter :@FatalErrorSec
#Hacking Just for Fun !!!!
# Made in Brazil

Mirror of First Defacement:[Click Here!]
Mirror of the second defacement is unavailable.

Sneaker India Discovered URL Redirection Vunlerability in

Indian security researcher using the codename of Sneaker India recently discovered URL redirection vulnerability in GoPhoto website. He stated that he contacted them and until now,they did not respond back. provide services of viewing Facebook and Flickr images in larger format. The website has a global ranking of 5014 and is ranked 4350 in India. An example of the vulnerability is provided below.Sneaker India has been discovering vulnerability in several websites including Pakistani government website last year.

Mauritius Launches Online Child Sexual Abuse Reporting Portal

With the objective of making the cyberspace safer and protecting internet users from online child sexual abuse content, the ICT regulator along with the Internet Watch Foundation(IWF) launched a portal where individuals can report for any child sexual abuse content which they come across.
Once on the portal, any user,either experienced or amateur, can easily report for content they identified. Proper guidelines are given when you choose "WHERE DID YOU FIND IT?" . For all four options,they provided details on how to proceed with the reporting.
A workshop was carried out on the 22nd of October by the ICTA in collaboration with the Ministry of ICT and IWF. IWF works to eliminate online child sexual abuse images and videos. In the presence of Honourable Tassarajen Pillay Chedumbrum, the Minister of Information and Communication Technology of Mauritius, the ICTA and IWF signed a Memorandum of Understanding.This memorandum sets out the rules for the implementation of the portal. The Online Child Sexual Abuse Reporting Portal (OCSARP) is hosted at the ICTA and all technical investigations will be carried out by the IWF.
Link to the Online reporting page: [Click Here!]
More can be read from the ICTA website: [Click Here!]

#OpSerbia By New Hacker Group

Albania and Kosovo Hackers are planning to attack Serbian cyber space on the independence of  Albania, 28th of November. This was announced through their official Facebook fanpage.This operation was named #OpSerbia.An official video was posted on YouTube in which we can see war crimes being carried out. The hackers behind this operation have named their team as "Pentagon Security Team" and they also set out rules for the members which go as follows:
"Pentagon Rules Security Team
1: Always and always protect the interests of our people.
2: no strikes, against the Albanian pages, except when needed.
3: Do not interfere in the privacy of those who are not from our world (CYBERWORLD.)
4: Do not be blackmailed.
5: Do not attack friendly states pages.
6: Do not be RANDOM deface, deface just Objective.
7: no obscenities, insults, nënqmime, përqarje towards Albanians, even if they do them all.
8: To offer help to him who asks for help.
9: Being a nationalist, and work for your country at any place, time and manner."

Video Posted On their Fanpage:

Rules Set For the Members:

National Police of Paraguay Website Defaced

Hacker going by the codename of TuNoVaTo has defaced the official  website of the National Police of Paraguay. The hacker uploaded a deface page on which the following message was written,
Lo siento Admin tienes un fallo de seguridad...!!!
Mi Delito: La curiosidad...!!!
No me acuses por eso,  Simplemente es tu culpa y no la mia...!!!
Sovereignty is the right of the people to elect their government, its laws and it is respected ...!
 Capitalist Government Corrupt ...!
The Revolution has come to stay ...!

At the time of publishing,the website was already restored. Mirror of the website at the time of defacement was made by the hacker.

Beware Of Fake Dropbox Password Reset Email

Security experts from Appriver discovered a new phishing attack using the name of Dropbox to fooled users in resetting their password.In the email, we an see a sad computer face along with the following message, “Hi admin, You recently requested a link to reset your Dropbox password. The old one is now marked as ‘dangerous.’ Please follow the link to reset password.” Once the user click on 'Reset Password' button, he/she is directed to a fake Microsoft website where they can see the message ' We detected your browser is NOT up-to-date' .They are asked to download updates for their specific browser. The file which is downloaded is a Trojan and is hosted on
Source:[Click Here!]

19 Porn Websites Defaced By Member of United Bangladeshi Hackers

Hacker using the codename of Prappo Prince, who is a member of the hacking group United Bangladeshi Hackers, has defaced a total of 19 porn websites. The hacker uploaded the same defaced page on each of the website.At the time of publishing, all the websites were still defaced.
List of Defaced Websites: [Click Here!]

Indonesia overtook China As Source Of Internet Attacks

Screenshot from Akamai Report

According to the latest "The State of the Internet" report published on Wednesday, internet attack from Indonesia has nearly double in the second quarter of 2013.Akamai stated in the report that the they use "captures the source IP address of an observed attack and cannot determine attribution of an attacker.". This means that an attacker may change its IP address and is not always in the country where the attack is coming from.
The top 10 countries of Akamai Report is as follows:
  1. Indonesia
  2. China
  3. United States
  4. Taiwan
  5. Turkey
  6. India
  7. Russia
  8. Brazil
  9. Romania
  10. South Korea

A copy of the report can be downloaded [Click Here!]
Source:[Click Here!]

Tanzania ICT Policy Set For Review To Combat Cyber Crime

In his opening speech in Dar Es Salaam at the 7th Southern African Telecommunication Union(SATA)'s workshop, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology, Prof Patrick Makungu said 'There is a need to improve our capacities to ensure that governments and law enforcement officials remain ahead of existing cyber threats and in the pulse of emerging ones,'. As cyber attacks are getting more sophisticated and can cause severe harm to any country, he added, “Steps must be taken to improve our capacity to deal with cyber threats and cyber criminals or else they will cause irreparable damage to economies and countries,”.
Dr. Kamugisha Kazaura, the CEO of the Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL) on his part said that it is important for operators in the region work together to combat network fraud.
More can be read[Click Here!]

Canadian Accused Of DDOS Attack Now Charged With Hacking

Kevin Courtois, a 29 year old Canadian was arrested in February by the Canadian authorities for launching DDOS attack against the system of his former employee. Now,Kevin has been charged of hacking of four companies.He had access to those computers as he was in charge of maintenance. As such, he installed remote access tool that allowed him to gain unauthorized access to the company's information.
The four victim companies are, Waste Management Authority of the Mauricie materials, Portes et fenêtres JM Ferron, Assurancia Labonté Provencher Mauricie and Concepta Group .
Source:[Click Here!]

Indian Hackers Defaced 11 Pakistani Websites

Indian hackers from Indian Cyber Rakshak team defaced 11 Pakistani websites. At the time of publishing,10 of these websites were still holding the deface page, the one remaining was restored but was hacked again by Indian hackers on which they posted "Rehacked by Indians :o pawning it even more and saying restoring?" The hackers also provided their Facebook fan page on the deface page.
List of defaced Websites:[Click Here!]

35+ Websites Defaced By Malaysian Hacker Jack Riderr

Member of Johor Hacking Crew using the codename Jack Riderr defaced 38 websites. Several .eu and .pl domains were targeted. He uploaded the same animated deface page on each,where a series of pictures could be seen.At the time of publishing,all the websites were still holding the defaced page.
List of websites defaced:[Click Here!]

350+ Brazilian Websites Defaced By Bangladeshi Hacker

Member using the codename 'Black Tiger' of new Bangladeshi hacking group, United Bangladeshi Hackers(UBH), has defaced 350 Brazilian websites.The same animated deface page was uploaded on each of them which had the following message on it,
"Message for Admin :
Sorry Admin , Your Site Has Been Hacked System Is Low Please Patch Your System This Is Just A Warning If You Still Didn't Make a Protection of Your Server We Will Keep On Hacking it.
At the time of publishing, many of these were already restored.
List of defaced Websites with mirrors:[Click Here!]

Anonymous Venezuela Defaced Police and Military Websites

Several websites were defaced by Anonymous Venezuela.The hackers uploaded the same deface page on each of these websites.The deface page has an animated Anonymous logo followed by 'Anonymous Venezuela' and just below this, a series of twitter account.They also provided link to their official Facebook page.At the time of publishing,some of the websites were still defaced.Mirrors has been provided below.Websites defaced are those of the Bolivarian Military Technical Academy, Directorate General of Military Counterintelligence , Paez Hydrologic of the Ministry of the Environment, Municipal Police of Vargas and Aragua Police.
Websites Defaced:

#OpMaryville Twitter Storm By Anonymous

On Monday 14th October, Anonymous posted a video on YouTube and two pastebin document to announce about their new operation called #OpMaryville. This operation took birth after the Maryville authorities dropped charges against two boys accused of molesting a 14 year old girl.
According to the first pastebin document, the objective of this operation is to raise awareness in social media and put pressure on an Attorney General to launch an investigation. Anonymous also provided instructions how to proceed with the operation.By now, the YouTube video has been viewed 64,436 times and the pastebin document reached a hits of 4,050.
Pastebin Documents:

Four High Profile Mexican Websites Hacked By Brazilian Hackers

Members of Brazilian Cyber Army have been defacing 4 high profile Mexican websites on Saturday.They uploaded the same deface page on each websites.
Message of Deface Page:
"Hacked By Brazilian Cyber Army
We Are: NeoInvasor - _Trish - Unk Coder BCA - Netterz - Lampiao
A child dies of hunger every 10 seconds.
Meanwhile major powers try to see what
the best way to minimize clashes in Syria where
internal and external attacks leave thousands of dead and wounded.
How long will this last?
Fights over religion, greed and power do not take anyone anywhere.
Do not let your folly make more victims, especially children.
Greetz For: Wannabe, CoderzTeam, MSFc0der, Blk Prt, Elias, Jefrey, Black Devils Team, BMPoC Team, Richad, Sombra.. And,, For You.

Websites Defaced:


Arrested For Blackmailing A Minor On Internet

On Saturday 12th October,the Cybercrime Unit of Mauritius arrested Nashvick Ramawootar,a 23 year old,unemployed man for threatening a minor girl of publishing compromising photos of her on the internet. Not able to withstand this pressure anymore, the girl attempted to commit suicide.It is through the social network Facebook that Mr Ramawootar has been threatening the minor repeatedly by telling her if she refused to give her money,he would be posting her compromising picture on Facebook.After interrogation,the young man admitted that he had been taking obscene picture of the girl and blackmailed her for money.He also added that he told the girl if she wouldn't give her money,he will be posting these pictures on Facebook.
He has been charged of  "breach of Information and Communication Technologies Authority ( ICTA) " and he is currently in police cell.
Source:[Click Here]

Anonymous Philippines Million Mask March 2013

Anonymous Philippines posted a video on YouTube on the 10th of October.Below is the video posted and the transcript.
"Greetings citizens of the Philippines. We are Anonymous.
We apologize for this inconvenience, but this is the only easiest way we could convey our message to you,
our dear brothers and sisters who are tired of this cruelty and this false democracy, tired of this government
and the politicians who only think about themselves.
The government, in many ways, has failed its Filipino citizens.
We have been deprived of things which they have promised to give; what our late heroes have promised us to give.
Let us remind the government that fairness, justice and freedom are more than words. They are perspectives.
A march is happening, a revolution. A way to speak, a way to be heard.
On the fifth day of November, 2013, we will try to be a part of the history.
But of course there are those who do not want us to speak, and those who have doubts.
You can sleep, sit, go on with your everyday routine just like a herd of sheep and watch as the government laugh at you.
But if you see what we see, if you feel as we feel, and if you would seek as we seek... then we ask you to stand beside us,
this fifth of November outside the gates of Supreme Court and let us march our way to freedom - a freedom from the shackles
of the Government.
You have been called; and by watching, you have been chosen.
To the "incorrupt" officials of the government, we are challenging you!
Join us!
The Corrupt - Fear us.
The Honest - Support us.
The Heroic - Join us.
We are Anonymous.
We are ONE.
The government, you are NONE.
We are legion.
On the 5th of November, Government - Hear and understand us, or EXPECT US!

Palestinian Hackers Attempted Hacking Avast

Palestinian hackers of KDSM Team who succeeded in defacing Avira, AVG and WhatsApp also tried to attack Avast website.This was posted on Avast blog where they stated they managed to take immediate steps to prevent the attack. 
AVAST CEO said: “We ourselves received a notification from Network Solutions saying our email had been changed. We knew we had not requested that so we immediately took action and changed our passwords, which protected us,
Source:[Click Here!]

Adobe Releases Security Updates

Adobe has released patches for security hole in windows version of Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat XI." These updates address a regression that occurred in version 11.0.04 affecting Javascript security controls.  Adobe Reader and Acrobat X (10.1.8) and earlier versions for Windows are not affected, and all versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat for Macintosh are also not affected by this vulnerability." Adobe also recommends users to update its products to latest versions available.
Security update has also been released for RoboHelp 10 on Windows operating system. This vulnerability allowed attackers who successfully exploited it to run malicious code on the affected system.
Users can download the new released patches and read more about these vulnerabilities on Adobe official website.[Click Here!]
Adobe Releases Security Patches

AVG, Avira and WhatsApp Hacked By Palestinian Hackers

Hackers from a hacking group calling itself KDSM Team succeeded in defacing three high profile websites yesterday. Among these websites, two antivirus websites were defaced, AVG and Avira. WhatsApp mobile messaging service website as well was defaced.
Security expert discovered that all three use Network Solutions as DNS.
"It’s possible that the hackers managed to change the website’s DNS records, redirecting anyone who attempted to visit to a different IP address.” said a security expert,Graham Cluley.
By the time of publishing,all the websites were restored.

A spokeman from AVG said: "AVG can confirm today that it has had a select number of online properties defaced as a result of our DNS provider being compromised. A number of other companies appear to have been similarly targeted. The situation is being monitored and assessed. Customers are our priority and AVG is working hard to resume normal service levels to its customer base."
An Avira spokesperson said: "Today we have experienced a major disruption in our DNS service. It appears that several websites of Avira as well as other companies have been compromised by a group called KDMS. The websites of Avira have not been hacked, the attack happened at our internet service provider, Network Solutions."
Source:[Click Here!]

13 Anonymous Members Charged for Participating In Operation Payback

13 members of the hacking group Anonymous were indicted and accused of allegedly participating in a cyber attack in an operation called 'Operation Payback' .They are accused of conspiring to “to knowingly cause the transmission of a program, information, code, and command, and, as a result of such conduct, intentionally cause damage, and attempt to cause damage, without authorization, to a protected computer.
The hackers attack these websites by launching distributed denial of service using a tool known as LOIC. This operation payback was launched after the shutdown of The Pirate Bay and their first target was the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The hackers later extended their attack to Bank of America and credit companies like Visa and MasterCard after as they refused to process payments for Wikileaks.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – celebrated every October - was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. Today, as the whole world is connected to the internet, all internet users need to know about how to stay safer online.Promoting cyber security is crucial as cyber threats keep increasing every day.
You can protect yourself, your family and your devices by reading, understanding and following the tips provided: [Click Here!]

Beware: Fake Facebook Mobile Page Stealing Credit Card Details

Security researchers from Trend Micro recently discovered a mobile phishing page which looks like the official Facebook mobile page.What they said help in making the difference is the location of the real Facebook page,which is and has a lock icon to show the page is secured. The phishing page does not have the lock icon and steal more than Facebook passwords.Once the user try to log in, they are asked to choose a security questions.After submission,they are redirected to another page where they are asked to enter their credit card details.
Advise to our readers:
Double check any URL and never give your personal information such as credit card numbers,password,etc to untrusted services.

Several Indian Websites Defaced By Pakistani Hackers Dr@cul@ & Muhammad Bilal

In a pastebin document posted on Saturday the 28th, Pakistani hackers Dr@cul@ & Muhammad Bilal listed a series of websites which they defaced. On each of these uploaded the same deface page.Along with these links,the hackers added the following message,
"Indians Remember We Are Pakistani's Never Mess with us!
Freedom & Justice For Kashmir
Leave Our Kashmir Otherwise Next Time Your Government Will be Crashed By us...

Link to List of Websites Defaced:[Click Here!]
No mirrors were provided in the pastebin document.


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