Cocky Hacker Defaces Navy Memorial Site, Ridicules Admin

A hacker broke into the U.S. Navy Memorial website and left a message for the administrator, mocking him for the inadequate security and offering his assistance, Softpedia reports.

Operated by the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, www.navymemorial.org provides visitors information about the memorial, as well as news, annual reports and other services.

The breach was detected by Christopher Boyd, a senior threat researcher at GFI Software, who wrote on the company blog that the hacker had left his message in a .txt file inside a directory on the server. However, because the folder was accessible to search engine crawlers, the message got indexed and became available on Google. It said:

“Hello Admin your Site Security ‘0’. [CENSORED] Fix your Website Or you will get Another [CENSORED] By A Hacker.”

The hacker offered to help and left his contact information, something overly confident hackers sometimes do, according to Softpedia.

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