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49 Congressional Websites Hacked By Brazilian 'Red Eye Crew'




49 Congressional Websites Hacked By Brazilian 'Red Eye Crew'
49 Congressional Websites Hacked By Brazilian 'Red Eye Crew'



http://www.darkreading.com/security/attacks/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=222600508 

By Tim Wilson
DarkReading
Jan 29, 2010

The U.S. House of Representatives is investigating the hacking of as 
many as 49 Websites of Republican and Democratic lawmakers following the 
president's State of the Union address on Wednesday.

The sites were all defaced with a single, one-line message, offering a 
rude epithet and claiming credit for the Red Eye Crew, a Brazilian 
hacker group.

A number of the sites were pulled down following the hack, and several 
of them stayed down for more than a day, according to news reports.

The hacks have been tied to servers maintained by GovTrends, which 
oversees the maintenance of about 100 member sites and is one of a few 
outside technological specialists approved by the House's Chief 
Administrative Officer (CAO).

Last August, at least 18 Congressional member sites managed by the same 
vendor were defaced by Indonesian cracker 3n_byt3. That attack 
reportedly took place through a default login to the administrative 
portion of the sites, according to GovTrends.

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