It took him around 20 minutes to perform the "test"
Date: September 14, 2003
By: Siegfried www.zone-h.org admin
The french website zataz.com was hacked yesterday. ZataZ is famous for publishing news about technology and the underground.
The french Whitehat Alex-Ploit simply broke into the computer of the journalist's colleague using an old well known windows vulnerability. Then he stole the configuration file of the colleague's ftp client, decrypted the login and password and proceeded to connect to zataz.com and could have changed the index page.
Alex-Ploit was demonstrating how Blackhats could have gained access to the server and what they could have done after they gained access. This should be considered a lesson to admins everywhere, to only give access to trusted people who you know update and patch their own box.
It took him around 20 minutes to perform this "test", ending it by notifying it to Zone-H like a defacer could have done.
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