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Hackers Target House.gov Sites




Hackers Target House.gov Sites
Hackers Target House.gov Sites



http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2009/08/hackers_target_housegov_sites.html 

By Brian Krebs  
Security Fix
washingtonpost.com
August 6, 2009

Hackers broke into more than a dozen Web sites for members of the U.S. 
House of Representatives in the past week, replacing portions of their 
home pages with digital graffiti, according House officials.

The landing pages at house.gov for Reps. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), Jesse 
L. Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill.), and Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) were among at 
least 18 member pages that were defaced in a series of break-ins that 
apparently began earlier this month, according to zone-h.com, a site 
that archives evidence of Web site attacks.

Adam Bozzi, a spokesman for Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-Ariz.), confirmed 
that Mitchell's site was among those hacked. Bozzi said it appears the 
attackers broke in by guessing passwords used to administer the site. 
Bozzi said the messages that the hackers left behind had been erased, 
and that his office now has stronger passwords for the site.

The hackers replaced portions of the member pages with multiple copies 
of the message "H4ck3d by 3n_byt3 @ Indonesia H4ck3rs" according to 
zone-h.com.

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