Indian Hacker Takes on Australian Air Force

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  1. I-G

    I-G Tihar Jail Banned

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    Indian Hacker Takes on Australian Air Force

    An angry Indian hacker obtained access to the website of the Royal Australian Air force and posted a threatening message aimed directly at the Australian government.


    Hacker Atul Dwivedi posted the following message on the Royal Australian Air force website early this morning -- "This site has been hacked by Atul Dwivedi. This is a warning message to the Australian government. Immediately take all measures to stop racist attacks against Indian students in Australia or else I will pawn all your cyber properties like this one."


    The website, which had been pulled off the Internet temporarily by the Australian government, has been made accessible again and the message has been removed.

    Indian Hacker Takes on Australian Air Force | News | Indipepal
     
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  3. LETHALFORCE

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    this hacker though talented; is stupid to leave his name.
     
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    probably not even his real name,anyway what can they with his name
     
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    you are right as long as his IP can't be tracked he will never be caught
     
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    If he is smart enough to hack their server,he's probably smart enough to cover his track.
     
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    Really just like that, hacked.....

    How much do they spend on security?

    And exactly how much damage is this (in money)?

    Better yet, who vists the RA-AF website, thats one lame hacker boy, should have tried the education/foriegn affairs/immigration website.
     
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    R&AW should hire him.
     
  9. S.A.T.A

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    Govt or related websites as a universal norm have some of the lousiest security and monitoring in the cyberworld,most of these sites are mostly PR in nature and are the happy hunting ground for script kiddies
     
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    Angry indian defaces RAAF website

    Hacker defaces RAAF site: News - Security - ZDNet Australia

    Indian hacks RAAF website over student attacksAsher Moses
    July 16, 2009 - 2:34PM
    An Indian hacker broke into the Royal Australian Air Force website and defaced it with a threatening message aimed at the Australian Government.

    A spate of recent attacks on Indian students has attracted widespread news coverage and public condemnation in India. Many blame the Australian Government, despite Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's assurances that the incidents were being thoroughly investigated.

    The Department of Defence confirmed that the hack took place between Monday and Tuesday, forcing it to pull the entire RAAF website offline and replace it with a page explaining that there had been "technical difficulties". The site has now been restored.

    Defence would not say who it believed perpetrated the attack, how the hack took place or what the message said, but national Indian news service Timesnow.tv reported the message warned the Government to stop attacks on Indian students or else face further cyber attacks.

    The message read: "This site has been hacked by Atul Dwivedi. This is a warning message to the Australian government. Immediately take all measures to stop racist attacks against Indian students in Australia or else I will pawn all your cyber properties like this one."

    A Defence spokeswoman said the RAAF website was not used to conduct official air force business and no sensitive information had been stolen.

    The internal "intranet" systems were secure and had not been compromised.

    "No sensitive information was compromised as the air force internet website is hosted on an external server and, as such, does not hold any sensitive information," the spokeswoman said.

    "Further, the server is not connected to any operational Defence systems."

    The Defence Security Authority is conducting an investigation.

    Defence would not comment on the technical aspects or what action would be taken against the hacker, due to the "active investigation".

    In January, the NSW Government website used to advertise public service jobs, jobs.nsw.gov.au, was also hacked.

    The perpetrators spammed the Government's database of job seekers with phoney vacancies in an effort to steal personal data and possibly to spread viruses.
     
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    Waste of Talent!!!

    Hacking a Govt website will bring nothing positive
     
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    The fools can always get caught. They don't realize that it is the geographic locations that protect them rather than some silly software. The Australian govt will not ask for the kid to be extradited for such a silly reason and the Cyber laws in India is weak. Simple as that. That's why you will find many hackers from Russia, China and India and other countries with weak Cyber laws.

    The ISP knows everything you do. Every server, every website you visited, your IP address, your proxy IP address, everything.

    Nobody can do anything over the internet that gives you 100% anonymity. Internet is a public service that is well monitored.

    Edit: In the US and Europe some ISPs also fight piracy by banning torrents. Anytime a customer visits a torrent website and downloads something illegally, the ISP will disconnect the line until the customer agrees to delete the downloaded file. There is no guarantee the customer deletes the file, but repeating the same will only become a hassle and a waste of time.
     
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    Completely agreed with u ..
     
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    This is no way to get justice.If he gets caught he'll just waste his years in jail.All his talent gone in a flash.
     
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    For sure he would be tracked
     
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    i disgree, there are many great alien minds playing with the system,mate.
    :viannen_10:
     
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    No doubt its the geo location that saves most hackers,however that also depends how smart the hacker is and how determined the victim are.The above reported case seems to be a classic SQL injection technique,which obviously does not take much skill.hackers determined to maintain their anonymity will not hack a server until they can get full control of the root,thus allowing them to delete system logs,which is so crucial to tracking any hacker.

    I sometimes doubt if these govt sites have have regular admins who go through such logs or archive them.

    Like they say Dumb hacker will definitely get caught,a smart is not known to exist. :)
     
  19. Calanen

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    This is mindless vandalism, and helps no one. Also, Australian websites for the armed forces and units are often pretty amateurish. Doing stuff like that, is also likely to turn public opinion against assisting Indian students, as people go into a 'war' footing. Imagine if Australian hackers defaced the Indian cricket team's website during a test? You'd be happy? Say Australia has a good protest now we better listen?
     

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