Australian Customs website hacked

Discussion in 'Computing' started by The Family, May 2, 2004.

  1. The Family

    The Family Guest

    When I look at www.customs.gov.au I get this:

    QUOTE

    L0rd_Skull in the Austraian GOV - Brazil r0x!! - greetz:
    Whit3_Sh4rk,D4T4_C0R3, #datacha0s #r00ted #wetico **** WAR, **** BUSH and
    **** INFOGUERRA =P

    UNQUOTE

    It wouldn't usually bother me but tonight, of all nights in the year, I
    happen to want to know what the costs of importing some equipment will be.

    Darn it.

    Is this attack widespread or is it only affecting the Customs website?
     
    The Family, May 2, 2004
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    Ken Taylor Guest

    The site isn't even available to me (6:55AM EAST).

    Ken
     
    Ken Taylor, May 2, 2004
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  3. The Family

    Ken Taylor Guest

    Yep, back again now. Guess someone was busy fixing.

    Ken
     
    Ken Taylor, May 2, 2004
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    Brendon Guest

    Brendon, May 3, 2004
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    Moses Lim Guest

    hhhmmm... don't they get broken into even if they r properly setup??

    or .. given 2 properly setup webservers .. one running linux ... one running
    microsoft .. i would opine that the microsoft box is easier to break into
    ... and the main reason is becos it seems that microsoft attempts to follow
    established standards but introduces it's own way of interpreting the stds
    ... which leads to malfunctions ... which can be exploited ...

    i dunno.. i m no expert with o/s's .. so i m just wildly guessing :)
     
    Moses Lim, May 3, 2004
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    Brendon Guest

    Quite relevant
    correctly.

    IIS is known for being one of the most insecure and most vulnerable web
    servers.

    ....and I'm quite aware of how to properly configure one.
    This statement just goes to show your intelligence level, or lack thereof.
     
    Brendon, May 4, 2004
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    Michael Guest

    Thats obvious
     
    Michael, May 5, 2004
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  8. The Family

    Michael Guest

    Usually in conjunction with poor administrators
     
    Michael, May 5, 2004
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  9. The Family

    wf Guest

    wf, May 7, 2004
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  10. The Family

    wf Guest


    u got that right.
     
    wf, May 7, 2004
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