Hackers bombard US sites, pasting anti-war messages
New Delhi, March 29, IRNA -- As Baghdad continues to be pounded by US
forces, the cyber war too has intensified with more and more hacker
groups defacing websites and pasting anti-war messages, local press
reported on Saturday.
On Friday alone, a record number of over 2,000 sites were vandalized by little-known hacker groups, taking the total number of sites coming under digital attack to around 30,000 ever since the war began.
Aljazeera.net, the online version of the Arabic news channel which has been beaming the devastation in Iraq, has come under a `patriotic' attack obviously by an American hacker who identified himself as `Patriot, Freedom Cyber Force Militia'.
Though the site managed to put up its original within a short time, the patriot had indeed left his mark supporting the US-led war.
Another hacker group `gl0b4l', on Friday attacked more than 2,000 sites and pasted a rather interesting massage. "Don't get me wrong. I am not against the US, I am against war. Innocent soldiers and innocent people are going to die. Long Live US, In Peace, In One Piece'.
The hacker apparently brought down a server and all the sites hosted on it. However, he did not appear to have damaged any data on the sites.
The other hacker groups active today were TechTeam (whose message was `Stop war...only innocent people die'), Ironic Boys (`We want peace. No war USA sux), NHC, USG, Renjana and dum.my and tum.my. The well-known defacement mirror site, zone-h.org, had posted all the defaced sites on seven pages. Generally, the defacement list does not go beyond two or three pages, even when hackers are most active.
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