Patriotic Hacking (Or Maybe Just Pranking), Cont'd

Capitol HillAfter Obama's State of the Union Address, Brazilian hackers defaced around 50 U.S. government sites, placing expletive containing messages against Obama on each site. These sites primarily serve the House of Representatives, and were undergoing routine maintenance which briefly exposed the sites to attack. That was all the time these vandals needed to heckle these politicians.

 

One might wonder what the intentions of such an attack might be. Certainly there was a denunciation of Obama, but it only a petty insult without any serious criticism of the President. The majority of the message posted was a graffiti-esque signature of the vandals. Probably not a serious threat to national security, but certainly a bit troubling considering who was compromised.

 

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