Poonam Pandey Official Website Hacked By Pakistani Hacker

After defacing the official website of Punjabi pop singer Daler Mehndi on Friday, Pakistani hacker using the codename Haxor 99 has now defaced another Bollywood celebrity, Poonam Pandey, official website. The same deface page was uploaded on her website. Going on the twitter account of the model, many of her fans has been tweeting aBout the hack. Poonam stated in a tweet that she was going to the Cyber Crime Cell to lodge a complaint.


Daler Mehndi Official Website Hacked By Pakistani Hacker

Pakistani hacker using the codename of Haxor 99 defaced the official website of Punjabi pop singer Daler Mehndi. The hacker is a member of hacking group Team MadLeets.
Message posted on defaced website:
"[#] your site security is compromised
[#]Nothing Delete or Harmed...Rise a Voice for Justice of Kashimr ...
[#] Patch Your Site
[#]H4XoR 99 & HaXorioux Mind was here
[#] Nothing secure in this world

At the time of publishing, the website was still defaced.A mirror of the defacement was notified on the 24 of January on zone-h.(provided below)


Beware of "Mint.co.uk - Minimum payment due" Phishing Scam

A new mail is at the moment in circulation and is pretending to be from UK based credit card provider Mint. The content of the mail goes like,
Subject: Mint.co.uk - Minimum payment due
Your credit card minimum payment is due
Your latest credit card bill has been attached above
View attached file to proceed

Once the receiver clicks on the the attached file,a html file is loaded in their browser which contains a link.When users click on this link, they are directed to a fake website where they are asked to provide their login details in order to get access.By doing so, they are simply giving the scammers their login details. As such, their account can be hijacked and further fraud can be conducted.

We advise our readers not to click on suspicious links and never submit any login details.

Source:[Click Here!]

Morocco Environmental Department(POPs) Website Hacked

Morocco government website,Polluants Organiques Persistants(POPs), has been hacked by a hacker using the codename of TheBlackMonster.The hacker is a member of the hacking team, MaXiMiZerS. A defacement page was uploaded on the website on which the following message was written,
"Owned By TheBlackMonster | Team MaXiMiZerS
Do not Ban Hijaab for Women

At the time of publishing, the website was still holding the defacement page.A mirror of the website has been provided below.

Beware of Fake "WhatsApp for PC" Distributing Banker Trojan

Experts from Kaspersky Lab received a spam message in Portuguese where it stated that WhatsApp is now available for pc and the receiver of the mail has 11 pending invitation.If the receiver click on the link provided in the email, he/she will be directed to a hacked server in Turkey and later redirected to a Hightail (Yousendit) account to download the so called WhatsApp for PC application. The application is a Trojan.A scan from VirusTotal of the downloaded application shows that 9 out of 50 antivirus engines detected malware in it.The Trojan has some anti-debugging features to make its analysis harder. We advise our readers to ignore the mail and if ever you have already installed the application,uninstall the application, update your antivirus software with the latest database and make a complete scan of your computer.
VirusTotal Scan Report:[Click Here!]
Source:[Kaspersky Lab]

Kenya Launches Special Cyber Crime Unit

With loses of over $23.3 million caused by cybercrime every year, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has launched a new unit which will deal with cybercrimes cases.Keriako Tobiko,the Director of Public Prosecutions added that his department will also review existing law relating to the prosecution of cyber criminals.Keriako Tobiko :"In recognising that there are inadequate laws currently in place for the prosecution of cyber-crimes, the ODPP has organised a workshop to review existing laws and develop a comprehensive draft bill on cyber-crime in line with relevant international best practices,
Source:[Click Here!]

Pakistani Hackers Defaced AVG Japan Official Blog

Pakistani hackers using the codename of Dracula and H4x4rwOw,who are members of hacking group Leets Point, defaced AVG Antivirus Official Blog Japan. The hackers uploaded a deface page where a logo of the group was displayed. 
Adding to this, several other AVG domains were defaced by Indonesian hacker Hmei7.On all the domains the hacker defaced, he uploaded the same deface page.Below is the full list of all domain defaced by the Indonesian hacker Hmei7 and the AVG Japan blog mirrors.
At the time of publishing,all the domains were restored.
List of all defaced Page: [Click Here!]

Syrian Electronic Army’s Website Hacked By Turkish Hackers

Turkish hackers from hacking group Turkguvenligi defaced the official website of Syrian Electronic Army(http://leaks.sea.sy/). They managed to do so by attacking the hosting provider itself. On the deface page,the following message was written,

" You imbecils will attack our country with fake phishing emails and we'll accept your lies and dont do anything ? That is the end you deserve:
And never think that Allah is unaware of what the wrongdoers do. He only delays them for a Day when eyes will stare [in horror]."
Ibráhím - 42
Fear not the elite phishing crew has been brought down to where it belongs, the hacking scene will never accept social media savvy and attention seeking so called "hackers". It was always a underground realm and the real can distinguish the real in this game. We sit back hand asses while these lowly kids make twitter accounts and do phishing to outdated professionals in the COMP-SEC field. The show is over and this is just a mere example of Underground vs self-proclaimed-l337-hackers. We don't need to make achievement videos , put high-profile professionals info on the internet, or deface targets that are strictly aimed for media attention. For those that know us have a clear understanding of our achievements and what we can accomplish. And believe me you are just an average joe on my block ;)
End of the game for dogs of the murderer "asad". In support of russia, you worked hard to make people believe in that you are right to make muslim massacre in syria. And we warned you before, as you see below ;)
Gerizekalilarin ddos saldirilarini yillardir hack diye haber yapan yavsak ve de bir o kadar da cahil Türk medyasinin editörleri, özellikle sizin haber yapmanizi ISTEMIYORUZ, duyrulur. ;)
greetz; Our old friend, spo0feR ;)

At the time of publishing,the SEA website was offline. A mirror of the defaced website is provided below.
Going through the Twitter account of each hacking group, we noticed that there has been a series of tweets from each side, justifying about the hack which occurred. The Turkish hackers stated that it hacked the Russian hosting company in two days by exploiting many kind of vulnerabilities.
 On the other side,SEA stated that it took the Turkish hackers 7 months to do this.

 Mirror of Defaced Website:http://zone-h.org/mirror/id/21545300

UK Government Launches Cyber Security Campaign "Cyber Streetwise"

On January 13th,the UK Government launched a web-based campaign called Cyber Streetwise. This campaign provides IT security tips for both individuals and businesses. People can protect themselves against cyber criminals when doing online shopping or banking.

According to the National Cyber Security Consumer Tracker
  • only 44% always install internet security software on new equipment
  • only 37% download updates and patches for personal computers when prompted – falling even further to a fifth (21%) for smartphones and mobile devices
  • less than a third (30%) habitually use complex passwords to protect online accounts
  • 57% do not always check websites are secure before making a purchase

The Security Minister James Brokenshire said,
"The internet has radically changed the way we work and socialise. It has created a wealth of opportunities, but with these opportunities there are also threats. As a government we are taking the fight to cyber criminals wherever they are in the world."

"However, by taking a few simple steps while online the public can keep cyber criminals out and their information safe. Cyber Streetwise is an innovative new campaign that will provide everyone with the knowledge and confidence to make simple and effective changes to stay safe online."

We advise our readers to visit the website to get proper guidelines how to be secure when doing online transactions.
Website: https://www.cyberstreetwise.com/
Source:[Click Here!]

RedHack And Anonymous Want Turkish Government to Stop Censorship

In a video posted on Vimeo, Anonymous hackers and Redhack are asking the Turkish government to stop censorship, corruption and the use of force and violence against peaceful demonstrators. Below is the video and the transcript.

Anonymous Turkey ►Stop Censorship! from @AnonymousVideo on Vimeo.

"A message from Anonymous and RedHack.
Greetings World.
Government of Turkey, on many occasions Anonymous and RedHack have asked that you change your attitude towards leadership and serve our country rather than control it, that you maintain the rights and freedoms of the citizens.
We demand that the Government of Turkey,
put an immediate end to censorship,
put an immediate end to corruption,
and stop the use of force and violence against peaceful demonstrators.
We suffered from the mainstream media blackout about what is really happening in Turkey. This is a peaceful popular revolt. It is a movement that spans all levels and sectors of society. This is a movement that requires only freedom, justice, and democracy.
We cannot stand idly while these injustices are being done.
Know that we stand together and united to fight against this oppression.
We Are Anonymous.
We Are Legion.
We Do Not Forgive.
We Do Not Forget.
Government of Turkey, it is too late to EXPECT US!

The Straight Dope Message Board Hacked

The popular forum The Straight Dope is advising its users to change their passwords after the security team discovered that the forum was targeted and hacked. As a result, the hacker obtained the board users' information such as usernames, email addresses and passwords. The moderator,Ed Zotti, recommend the users to follow some steps which he published in the announcement post about the security breach.
The moderator also stated that the passwords are encrypted,but is still asking users to change them because if a user's password is not complex, the hacker can use decryption techniques to figure out the password.
"We are also working with law enforcement officials and conducting our own investigations." said Ed Zotti.
Source:[Click Here!]

Beware of Facebook Scam “RIP – Singer Rihanna found dead after being raped! 2014”

Facebook users are being tricked into spamming a scam which is at the moment making the round. The scam is title as “RIP – Singer Rihanna found dead after being raped! 2014” . When Facebook users click on the link, they are send to a video hosting website. Once there, after clicking on the 'Play' button, users are asked to share this on their timeline so that they can get access to the content.
After sharing this,that is spamming the scam, they are directed to another page where they are asked to complete a verification process and complete some endless online surveys.They will have to provide their mobile numbers and other personal information during this process. By giving their mobile numbers, they are subscribing themselves to expensive services that charged loads per minutes.
We advise our readers to ignore these Facebook scam and never provide your personal information to untrusted surveys.
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Beware of “Free £250 ASOS Gift Voucher” Facebook Scam

Researchers from Malwarebytes discovered a new Facebook scam making the rounds. Crooks behind this scam have used UK's online fashion store ASOS to attract more people.Once the users click on the post,they are directed to a fake ASOS website where the following has been written,
"Vouchers Remaining: 48
Complete the simple steps below to claim your Voucher
1) You must share this page:
2) Click add comment & say thanks ..example thanks i love ASOS
After you post your comment you will be redirected automatically to claim your voucher
Source:Malwarebytes Blog
 After completing these steps, users are directed to another website where they are asked to complete surveys or download infected programs. We advise our readers not to download and instal these applications. If you already installed any, immediately uninstall them, update your antivirus software with the latest database and make a full scan of your computer.
Source:[ Click Here!]

Skype's Twitter Account And Blog Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army

Syrian Electronic Army started 2014 by hacking Skype official Twitter account.The account which has more than three million followers tweeted an anti Microsoft message,"Don't use Microsoft emails(hotmail,outlook), they are monitoring your accounts and selling the data to the governments. More details soon #SEA.". This message was re tweeted more than 8000 times.By now, Skype already regain access to its official Twitter account and they deleted the message.
Latest tweet of Skype:
Moreover, the hackers hijacked the account of Shana Pearlman, Content Marketing Manager at Skype. They posted the same message on Skype Blog via this compromised account.By now the message was already removed.Below is the Google webcache of the message posted on the blog.


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