Thursday, December 11, 2008

MS Ireland blocks redirection 'hack' - eventually


Surfers attempting to visit Microsoft's Irish website via
Microsoft.ie on Tuesday morning were greeted with a defaced page
instead.



Hackers sprayed digital graffiti bragging that Microsoft Ireland had
been hacked by the previously unknown "Terrorist crew". The message,
which contains greetings to other hackers, as is the custom with
defaced websites, did not arise through a direct attack on Microsoft's
site itself.



MS Ireland redirection graffiti




Rather, the miscreants succeeded in somehow re-routing the redirection page from Microsoft.ie to the main site.



Microsoft fixed the issue, which existed for a few hours, this
morning. The software giant promised to improved its security to
prevent a repetition of the incident.



"There was no issue with the Microsoft Ireland website, however
there was a security incident with one of the re-directs from the
'Microsoft.ie' domain to 'Microsoft.com/Ireland' which is hosted by a
third party," a Microsoft Ireland spokesman explained.



"We resolved the re-direct issue very quickly and the Microsoft
Ireland site (and other Microsoft sites) were not affected by this
incident. We take these incidents very seriously and we are working
with the third party to ensure this issue isn't repeated. We have also
informed the relevant authorities," he added. ®

-abhiz


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Monday, December 1, 2008

Information Security Blog by Abhishek Amralkar: Pakistan Says Cyber Terrorist will be hanged

Information Security Blog by Abhishek Amralkar: Pakistan Says Cyber Terrorist will be hanged

India v/s Pakistan - Just more than cyberwar ?

Indian and Pakistani Hackers having been playing this game from quite sometime now, hacking into the websites of the other country. Indian hackers hacked into Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority’s and Pakistan hackers replied back by hacking into ONGC and AndraPradesh CID website.

I am really very upset with what has happened in mumbai and there is a limit to everything. I recall even during the Kargil war while the army battled in kargil, hackers hacked the other countries website. I am not sure if the situation is same or not but I want the bastards to justify their acts and they should be punished even if India has to take drastic steps so be it.

When Genuine Company Spams - SatGuide GPS Navigation

SatGuide is a product based company that sells GPS solutions, including Personal Navigation systems, Navigation kits for Laptops and Cell Phones.
And now I have received lot of spam from them to buy their product and in the email they said I requested the brouchers of their products at some mall which I know I never did and I use different emails for different reason so that tells me from where they got that email address. (I would love to pursue the bastard company that sold my email address to this freaking people).

Now I request all the people around in India or abroad whereever this company is selling its products please don't buy their products as they might have some product but Spamming is bloody not allowed for any reason and even if you still want to buy go and search about their products which will tell you not to buy anything from them. one of the many bad experience can be found at team-bhp.com

Infact I would say go for MapMyIndia Navigator which is much better.
These are some of the links you might want to block at your company level
www.a-mantra.com
www.roadsofindia.com
www.satnavtechnologies.com
http://www.satguide.in
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I understand the economic conditions are bad, companies are feeling the heat due to drop in sales and demand but this does not mean you can SPAM people. I requested to be removed from their email list 3 times but still nothing happened but now they are adding me to Yahoo Groups so that they can constantly spam me which is very irritating as I don't like their F**king product.


-Abhiz

Thursday, November 27, 2008

ATS Chief dies a Hero's Death

Mumbai, Nov 27 (PTI) He wore a helmet,
talked on his cellphone and finally put on a bullet-proof jacket before
he met his deathly fate in the country's biggest terror seize.

Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare, who was
probing the Malegaon blasts case, suffered three bullet injuries in his
chest as he was leading the offensive against the terrorists in one of
the places the ultras had holed out early this morning.


The last television visuals of the 54-year-old officer showed him
in a light blue shirt and dark trousers surrounded by uniformed
policemen armed with firearms and walkie-talkies.


Karkare, a 1982 batch IPS officer, became the head of ATS in
January this year following his return to the state cadre after serving
seven years in Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in Austria.


One of the brightest officers, Karkare had solved the serial bomb
blasts in Thane, Vashi and Panvel and was also credited for the
stunning revelations in the investigation of the September 29 blast in
Malegaon. He is known for his discipline and fair investigation.


During the Malegaon investigation, Karkare had told his officers
not to create false evidence, saying, "We should do our job and it is
for the court to decide." Incidentally, the Pune ATS on November 26
reportedly received phone calls threatening to blow up the residence of
Karkare "within a couple of days".


In his last interview to a television channel yesterday, he
referred to getting the custody of Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya
Singh Thakur, and said "police custody would have helped investigations
to proceed faster but still we will see how best to deal with it in a
legal way".

My Salute to the great man

-Abhiz

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Bank Of America Phishing Website

Have noticed some phishing websites hosting Bank Of America Website Pages with a Login page that captures User's login and Password details.

The following websites ask you which city your account is located then your customer ID and then on the next page it asks you for password which it captures and sends it to the phishers.
The following websites are standalone phishing website and don't host any exploits or malware in our tests.

The IP Addresses hosting the Phishing websites are :
194.154.164.82
78.110.173.52
78.110.166.195
77.92.83.1
194.154.164.82

The Urls of the Phishing Website(Don't enter any details on these sites):

hxxp://updtserv.com/d/www.bankofamerica.com/BankofAmerica%20OnlineID/cgi-bin/ssl.login.controller/SignIn
hxxp://kiasalar.com/newsite/mambots/onlineid.1.bankofamerica.com/cgi-bin/sso.login.controller/bankofamerica/index.html
hxxp://www.onlinemafya.com/avatar/help/2/www.BankofAmerica.Com/BankofAmerica.Com/BankofAmerica.Com/bankofamerica/signon.php?section=signinpage&update=&cookiecheck=yes&destination=nba/signin
hxxp://baymetalsinc.co.uk/admin/bankofamerica.com/index.htm
hxxp://updtserv.com/d/www.bankofamerica.com/BankofAmerica%20OnlineID/cgi

-Abhi

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Pakistan Says Cyber Terrorist will be hanged

"Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari
signed a law making cyber terror a crime "punishable with death."
Executions will only be allowed if the hack attack "causes [the] death
of any person," the Prevention of Electronic Crimes law states."


Cybercriminals
are always in news over new malware, vulnerabilities, ID Theft or
Credit Card Theft. We have enough proof that even terrorists use
internet a lot because they can hide anywhere in the world and
communicate whatever they want to with each other. For. eq. recent bomb
blasts in ahmedabad terrorists sent an email from an Open Wifi
connection in mumbai and dared the indian government to stop them and
there is very little government can do about in such scenario. But the
best way is to react back and hit so hard at such bastards that nobody
ever dares to do something like this, government should make sure that
they are scared to death even in the dreams. Pakistan got a law in
place as now that anybody who causes death by electronic means will be
punishable by death, the maximum punishment in India for a Hacker is 3
years and in United States around 20 years and I am not aware of
anybody staying behind the bars for that long.

This move from Pakistan
was a real shocker but it is welcome as we have seen lot of cyber
fights happening and the recent increase in terrorists activity.

-Abhiz

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