Die Website des US-Senats wird zu einem immer beliebteren Angriffsziel für Hacker. Allein in den letzten zwei Wochen wurde sie zwei Mal gehackt. Volltext:
The Senate Website was up and
fully operational this morning
following an attack that appeared to disabled the
site on Friday.
Contrary to most reports, the Senate site, located
was not broken into,
Senate Sergeant at Arms spokesperson Liz
McAlhany tells Newsbytes. Rather, hackers, more
accurately known as "crackers," went to the
Senate's domain name server and rerouted
visitors to the Senate site to a non-government
server. On that server was placed a site made to
resemble a cracked version of the Senate home
page, McAlhany said.
Senate staffers fixed the problem later that
The attack was the second on the Senate site in as
many weeks, and Senate security forces are
striving to make sure it does not happen again.
"We are meeting with (online) security experts this
morning to make sure that all of our Internet
services meet the highest standards of security,"
While McAlhany would not elaborate on what
measures the Senate was taking, she said that the
Senate has already obtained additional security
software. Senate staffers have also been in
contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation
regarding the attack.
The "Varna Hacking Group" claimed responsibility
for Friday's crack, which among other things
replaced the "United States Senate" main banner
with the group's name.
"You CAN stop ONE, but you can NOT stop ALL,"
a message at the top of the bogus site claimed.
Several of the links on the site took Website
visitors to a "Free Kevin Mitnick" site. Mitnick is
the accused, famous cracker who is idolized by
other crackers. References to Mitnick usually
accompany a Website break-in.
Other links on the false site, including one from the
Varna Hacking Group banner, were referred to an
e-mail address at USA.net, which among other
things runs a free Web-based e-mail service.
At one point, other areas on the site linked to
Yahoo and even Playboy.
Neither the Senate Website nor the Free Kevin
Mitnick site that was linked to the bogus Senate
home page bore any mention of the crack on
Monday morning. (Newsbytes)
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