SA websites fall to hacker attacks

    Date01 Jun 2004
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    5124
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    In the biggest hacker attack in South Africa since 1 January 2004, hackers successfully defaced more than 73 local websites over the weekend, Reinhardt Buys of IT law firm Buys said on Monday. Even the website Hack.co.za, famous in the internet underground and security community, crashed under a repeated attack, Buys said. . . . In the biggest hacker attack in South Africa since 1 January 2004, hackers successfully defaced more than 73 local websites over the weekend, Reinhardt Buys of IT law firm Buys said on Monday. Even the website Hack.co.za, famous in the internet underground and security community, crashed under a repeated attack, Buys said.

    At 12.21am on Sunday, a hacker group referred to as "FBH" hacked into the hack.co.za website. The home page of the site was defaced with a logo.

    The site was hosted on a Linux platform and an Apache server. According to Zone-H, a group monitoring world wide hacking activity, "FBH" is an acronym for "Federal Bureau of Hackers" operating from Pakistan.

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