Spyware, viruses, & security forum: NEWS - October 08, 2013

by: Carol~ October 8, 2013 7:38 AM PDT

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NEWS - October 08, 2013

by Carol~ Moderator - 10/8/13 7:38 AM

AVG and Avira anti-virus websites attacked by pro-Palestinian hackers

The website of AVG, makers of one of the world's most popular free anti-virus products, appears to have been hacked by a pro-Palestinian group.

Visitors to http://www.avg.com will not be greeted by the normal promotions for anti-malware software but instead be greeted by a patriotic rendition of the Palestinian national anthem (courtesy of an embedded YouTube video) and a message from a group calling itself "KDMS Team". [Screenshot]

Here is the (not terribly well spelt) message left by the website's defacers: [...]

It's possible that the hackers managed to change the website's DNS records, redirecting anyone who attempted to visit www.avg.com to a different IP address.

It's clearly embarrassing for a security company to hit in this fashion by hackers, but there is no indication that any customer information or sensitive data has been compromised.

Update: Another anti-virus company, Avira, has also been hit in what appears to be the same attack.

Continued : http://grahamcluley.com/2013/10/avg-website-palestinian-hackers/

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