Deceptive Duo Take Down Asia Gartner Group Site

    Date02 May 2002
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3635
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    In what has now become almost a daily occurence, the Deceptive Duo takes out another high-profile web site. ser lancilot sent in comments on their most recent defacement. "Many recent cyberattacks could have been avoided if enterprises were more focused on their security efforts, but users seem not to learn from their mistakes" these words were just pronounced by Richard Mogull, research director for the famous Gartner Institute.. . . In what has now become almost a daily occurence, the Deceptive Duo takes out another high-profile web site. ser lancilot sent in comments on their most recent defacement. "Many recent cyberattacks could have been avoided if enterprises were more focused on their security efforts, but users seem not to learn from their mistakes" these words were just pronounced by Richard Mogull, research director for the famous Gartner Institute.

    What better challenge for the Deceptive Duo, the patriot hacker group that since a week is putting under pressure American servers to demonstrate their weakness. After FAA, a bunch of banks, the Sandia Labs, Nasa and some airlines websites, this was the time of the Gartner Institute. The attacked website mirror can be found at http://www.zone-h.org/defaced/2002/05/02/asiapac.gartner.com/press/ Gartner recently declared that ''until 2005 some 90% of cyberattacks will continue to exploit known security flaws for which a patch is available or a preventive measure known''.

    In fact this theory was validated by The Deceptive Duo using a known Netbios Brute Force attack method which allowed them to hack Gartner's servers in a mere 45 minutes (informations released by the same Duo).

    When next time Richard Mogull will publish a research on how many Americans are wearing safety belts while driving, Zone-H hopes that he will be classifiable in the "fastening" category...

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