Pakistani cyber crime website hit by hacker

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Hacker managed to gain access to email database.

Details of a political website being hacked have been reported, with a sensitive site hit by a hacker who managed to gain access to the email database.

After two political websites were hit last week, the Pakistani National Response Center for Cyber Crimes, part of the Federal Investigation Authority, was also compromised.

Rik Ferguson, senior security advisor at Trend Micro, said that the hacker ‘zombie_ksa' states on the defaced page: 'your whole database and emails are leaked …. I was really excited to read, see what the f**k is private in here lOl'.

The hacker then boasted in a forum about the hit, saying: “I was browsing, so I saw [a] post about how to register [a] complaint with [the] FIA cyber crime. So I feel to check [their] security, and I started [a] penetration test on their web server, unfortunately I got access! And they got Pwned! That sounds crazy! I got [the] whole database! And email backup! Everything!”

Ferguson said that zombie_ksa posted two screen shots, one of the hacked site and a second one demonstrating his access to their email database.

“So it seems that from an amateur penetration test, a hacker has access at least to the full email database and possibly the backups of a National Response Center for Cyber Crimes in a highly politically sensitive country,” said Ferguson.

“To say this hack has national security implications would not be overstating the matter.”

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