Archive for May, 2008

May 31 2008

Chinese hackers…underachievers! Only responsible for 88% of attacks on Australian government websites.

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Solid “B” work here guys and not trying to make you feel bad about you…but, making the “could have done better” face in your direction:

CHINESE computer hackers are responsible for 88 per cent of attacks on Australian government web sites, according to web security company TippingPoint.

Read why Chinese hackers can’t break that remaining 12%

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May 29 2008

Lose a laptop…get hacked? Sigh…

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Not sure if this even qualifies as a post but, whatevah:

Government officials are not confirming a report that Chinese officials may have secretly copied the contents of a government laptop computer during a December visit to China by Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez.

Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez’s visit to China has raised security questions.

The Associated Press said an investigation into the suspected incident also involved whether China used the information to try to hack into Commerce computers.

The AP cited officials and industry experts as sources for the story, which said the surreptitious copying is believed to have occurred when a laptop belonging to someone in the U.S. trade delegation was left unattended.

When asked whether the Commerce Department is looking into the matter, spokesman Richard Mills said, “We take security seriously, and as we learn of concerns about security, we look into them.”

This does continue…

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May 29 2008

Then it all went black…Chinese hackers shutting out the lights?

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I have no words…

Hackers working on behalf of China’s People’s Liberation Army have penetrated networks controlling electric power grids in the United States, computer security experts believe. And that may have precipitated a massive blackout on the east coast in 2003, as well as a blackout in Florida this year.

That’s just one blockbuster assertion in a long story full of them, from National Journal scoopster Shane Harris.

More here…

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May 29 2008

Chinese hackers target Sharon Stone

The first calls are starting to make the rounds on Chinese hacker sites to attack the Sharon Stone website. The actress recently started a firestorm in China after she gave an interview suggesting that the earthquake in Sichuan was the result of bad karma. I guessed it would be just a matter of time before Chinese hackers targeted her online and have been monitoring the boards.

One site has posted a bit of initial reconnaissance of the website:

There was also a post asking to have the unofficial website of Sharon Stone hacked:

Tried going to the website for a contact address but found the, “This site may harm your computer” posting. Maybe Jumper will have the time to check it out later.

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May 29 2008

Chinese Female Hacker Group

In the male dominated world of Chinese hackers, females find it difficult to be accepted as equals. Their technical skills are often viewed as inferior to their male counterparts.

As far as I am aware, the first group of female Chinese hackers to break this mold were the Six Golden Flowers. The Golden Flowers have since broken up and gone their separate ways, but a new and larger group has taken their place, the Cn (China) Girl Security Team.

The website for the China Girl Security Team was registered on 12 Mar 2007 and currently has 2,217 members. The leader of the group Xiao Tian, is only 19 years old:

One of Xiao Tian’s chief lieutenants, who goes by the online name of Clever Without Equal (that’s close anyway), is dialed into just about every major Chinese hacker site on her blog:

Also linked through Clever’s blog is Evbs:

She seems to be getting the hang of this hacking thing:

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May 28 2008

Tibetan writer’s online ID hijacked

Ordinarily, I’d try to obfuscate text on this subject but since we’re already GFW’d, who cares…

A couple of sites are reporting that the well-known Tibet independence writer Woeser has had all or many of her online accounts hijacked and her website defaced with an anti-splittist message. The Honkers Union of China has taken responsibility.  The honkers have used her Skype account to attempt to contact her associates.  No word if the contact list has been abused to send malware.  Interesting snippet from the article:

The hackers removed the content of the website and replaced it with a gif animation of the Chinese flag with the headline “LONG LIVE THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA! “DOWN WITH TIBET INDEPENDENCE!” Below the animation is a photo of Woeser with the words “Please remember this Tibetan separatist Woeser’s ugly face. Whoever sees this ugly face, please beat her hard like one beats a dog.” Further text was added and has apparently been changed several times in the hours since the site was hacked. The website is currently hosted on a server in the United States.

The website is still defaced at the time of this writing.

Top half of the defaced site

Bottom half of the defaced site

 

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May 26 2008

In Remembrance

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On this Memorial Day, I would like to share a letter written from Jessica to her father, CSM James D Blankenbecler.  If it doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, probably nothing will.  God bless all of the men and women who have sacrificed so much for their country!

Jessica’s letter…

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May 22 2008

Kunshan Red Cross website compromised

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According to reports, a detachment from the Shenzhen Public Security Bureau Internet Police organization, assisted the Jiangsu Police Department in arresting a male suspect who had hacked into the Kunshan Red Cross website to defraud people donating to victims of the Sichuan earthquake.

A 24 year old suspect, named Yang (from Hubei), was arrested for altering the information on the homepage that listed the phone number and bank account number used to make donations.

In the above shot, I have shown the area the hacker altered.  It is unclear if this is somehow related to the previous incident.

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May 21 2008

Chinese hackers…DDoS attack services

Meet Demon Group, an organization that specializes in providing much needed hacking services…their fellow citizens would like to see them dead or jailed…in no particular order or combination.


The screen capture above had to be taken from a Google cache because Demon Group’s website (www.ddosx.cn) seems to have vanished from the interwebs. I have some theories on why it disappeared, which I will share later.

First noticed the group when I found one of their advertisements on Baidu Postings (Large Chinese BBS):

The group claims to provide various types of DDoS attack services on internet cafes, websites, private servers, servers…etc. They sell attack software packages and rent out specialized tools to gather up infected computers (Guaranteed to gather up no fewer than 600-900 in a single day). The contact number provided is QQ:81991.

Demon Group Spams

Demon group, you spam your services…you spam them a lot! You spam them too much! Now you have ticked off a guy named Good Good, he would like to see you go to jail, he has reported you to the INTERNET POLICE!

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May 20 2008

Chinese hackers…masters of social engineering

If I was in the business of spotting popular trends, the first thing I would do is a hire a Chinese hacker. While the rest of the world is passively watching events unfold around them, Chinese hackers are doing the math on how many people will participate and what online avenues are associated with them…like symbols.

According to an article in tech.ccidnet.com, hackers are using recent events and the patriotism they have inspired to spread a new trojan called, “Red Heart Robber.”  The snatching of the Olympic torch, the CNN incident, and earthquake in Sichuan have caused the Chinese online community to attach red hearts with the Chinese flag (and other variations) to their QQ sig and webpages to show support/sympathy for China.  When normal online users download the image of the red heart flag to show their support for China, a nasty little trojan is attached.

Attacking your own symbol of patriotism…not cool!

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