Thursday, January 28, 2010

U.S. Congressional Websites Defaced After Obama Speech

Jeremy Kirk writes on

More than two dozen Congressional websites have been defaced by the Red Eye Crew, a group known for its regular attacks on websites.

The sites, some of which were using the Joomla content management system (CMS), were wiped of their regular content and replaced with a message coarsely expressing disapproval for US President Barack Obama.

Democrats seemed to be predominantly targeted. The attacks came around the same time as Obama gave his first State of the Union address on Wednesday night.

The Red Eye Crew has defaced thousands of websites, and some of the attacks have been recorded by Zone-H, a website that keep tracks of defacements, according to the blog of the Praetorian Security Group. The latest attacks had not been listed by Zone-H yet.

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