Hacked U.N. Web site still at risk?

by admin August 13, 2007 at 5:38 pm

If you happened to visit the official Web site for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the weekend, you may have found its signature list of news releases swapped for an antiwar message in red capital letters.

“Hacked By kerem125 M0sted and Gsy That is CyberProtest Hey Ysrail and Usa dont kill children and other people Peace for ever No war” was the line repeating itself over and over on the affected pages, according to published reports and screenshots taken by bloggers. The perpetrators appear to have used a well-known and highly preventable technique called SQL injection, which takes advantage of flawed database programming to activate malicious lines of code.

Full article: news.com