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CityNews hacked?

By johnboy - 7 March 2007 10

Sometime between midnight and 4am something was done to the CityNews news page which our monitoring detected as looking like this:


(The yellow denotes changed text from the last pass)

Compared to the other ads adorning their page it didn’t seem too remarkable, but the “Sapphic erotica” looked a bit odd there (Oh how I have longed to use that phrase).

The change to the page is gone but the contagion appears to live on with:

http://www.citynews.com.au/review/ringtones/Sapphic-erotica.html still linking to http://tour.sapphicerotica.com/?nats=MzEwMDozOjE,0,0,0,0 (Definitely not safe for work)

Or for a safer example:

http://www.citynews.com.au/review/ringtones/Download-free-ringtones.html still diverts you to http://imthebitch.com/se/search.php?q=free+ringtones (Some unsavoury written words but no naughty pictures).

Not a fun day in their bunker then.

What’s Your opinion?


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10 Responses to
CityNews hacked?
Pandy 8:31 am 09 Mar 07

I remeber seeing the local Refugee Action Group website get hacked on several occassions, including showing some anal fisting. gold!

caf 12:48 pm 08 Mar 07

I guess what’s interesting about it is website defacement for commercial gain.

queen_vic_toria_II 11:24 am 07 Mar 07

Couldn’t that cellulite ad be considered ‘freakish erotica’????

sheer 11:00 am 07 Mar 07

Maybe that’s just a new tactic for late-night advertising. In much the same way as late-night TV is dominated by questionable ads about questionable phone services – maybe the CityNews is trying to jump on board.

johnboy 10:39 am 07 Mar 07

Local media story filed under local media.

VYBerlinaV8 now_with 10:33 am 07 Mar 07

One of the best web hacks I ever saw was when Amnesty International got a hit a number of years ago, and someone put up a picture of two mega-skinny chicks in bikinis holding machine guns. The speech bubble said “man I’m hungry”.

Quite clever I thought (considering the source).

Ari 10:30 am 07 Mar 07

… for that matter the other ad looks strangely appropriate, too.

Ari 10:30 am 07 Mar 07

It looks like the woman in the “lovedesign” strip ad at the bottom is indulging in Sapphic Erotica below neck level.

VYBerlinaV8 now_with 10:26 am 07 Mar 07

So some local site with bugger all security got hacked by some script kiddies.

HOLY SHIT BATMAN!!!

Ari 10:22 am 07 Mar 07

People might actually read City News if it contained more Sapphic Erotica.

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