Once again I was lucky to attend really perfect security conference and here are some notes from there. Confidence is the one really high-profile conference in Central Europe. The strongest “magnets” this year were Bruce Schneier and Joanna Rutkowska. Here are few notes from this event.
Since I didn’t knew anything about the road reconstruction that is taking place now in Poland, I arrived to the conference venue too late and missed those “magnets”.
Earlier today some Turkish defacers broke into the New Zealand based registrar Domainz.net (which belongs to MelbourneIT) and redirected some of their customers’ high profile web sites to a third party server with a defaced page. Companies which had their New Zealand web sites defaced include Microsoft, HSBC, Coca-Cola, F-secure, Bitdefender, Sony and Xerox.
The Turkish defacer going by the handle of Agd_Scorp hacked and defaced the US Army Mil website mdw.army.mil and NATO Parliament www.nato-pa.int protesting for the Israeli attacks on the Palestinian territory.
The defacements (viewable by clicking here and here) reports messages in Turkish in support of the Intifada as well as an English message stating:
“Stop attacks u israel and usa ! you cursed nations ! one day muslims will clean the world from you”
Statistics related to the Turkish Agd_Scorp cracker can be viewed by clicking here.
As Wired reported “Israeli Defense Forces took over Hamas’ Al-Aqsa television station over the weekend — the latest blow in a increasingly-sophisticated information war over Gaza. The channel became infamous in 2007 for broadcasting a children’s show featuring “Farfour,” an anti-semitic Mickey Mouse look-a-like.
But the Israeli military considered al-Aqsa to be a serious enough propaganda threat that the station’s main studios were hit on the second day of the latest air campaign against Hamas.According to Israel’s Channel 10, the IDF hacked into Al-Aqsa Sunday, and began broadcasting an animated clip of Hamas’ leadership being gunned down. “Time is running out,” the clip warned, in Arabi. The day before, AFP reports, a “broadcast on Al-Aqsa television was interrupted with an image of a ringing phone that no one was answering.” ‘Hamas leaders are hiding and they are leaving you on the front line,’” a voice in “Hebrew-accented Arabic” said. Similar messages were sent out on Al-Aqsa radio, as well.”
I was quite unsure if writing this article or not, but after all, this is a cybercrime archive and frauds based on the Internet are still cyber-crimes. Being Zone-H.org visited by a very large amount of daily visitors, including police forces and journalists I though that perhaps by posting my personal experience with the Lightinthebox Chinese dropshipper/wholesaler on this website might help others to avoid the same troubles I experienced.
Everything started December 2nd when, after looking in the local Chinatown shops I realized that the item I wanted to give as a Xmas gift to my son (and maybe to myself too) a cool cellphone watch, was already sold out. So I decided to buy it online from one of the many Chinese wholesalers, specifically from www.lightinthebox.com. I checked before on the Internet about comments or fraud reports regarding that company and, as I expected, I found out several comments stating mixed feelings as you can expect when we are talking about online commerce (negative comments might be also posted by your angry competitors)…