Jul 14 2009

Hacker hunting: Finding the Mafia Baron

Published by at 6:58 pm under Hacker Hunting,Nationalism,Other attacks


Chinese hackers are annoying, it’s a fact.  You ask a simple question trying to establish if they were the person responsible for  hacking the Turkish Embassy website and you get the run around.  Our hacker in question responds with the standard, “I’ve got no idea what you’re talking about.” ANNOYING

Then in our comments section, a Chinese hacker leaves a message saying that it was all just a crazy coincidence and this is the wrong guy.  Next, someone using a different name leaves the comment “Mafia Baron MSN:lfort@lvte.cn” without any further explanation.  ANNOYING

Time to revisit the hacker’s website and see what I missed.  One of the first things I looked for was the name Mafia Baron in the blogroll section to make sure I hadn’t made a mistake…and it wasn’t there.  Bless Google cache for keeping a copy from the 12th, clearly showing the link to Mafia Baron (on left) even though it was removed today (on right). ANNOYING

baron2 When you rolled over the link for Mafia Baron,  it pointed back to the same website, http://hi.baidu.com/forhack.  It just might be that the owner of the  site accidentally  linked to his own website and not that of the Baron.   ANNOYING

Why do I think the site owner accidentally linked to his own site?  Baidu blogs have a special feature that shows the last couple of visitors to your site if they are also using Baidu blogs and one of the guests had lfort08 underneath his icon.  It was too similar to the address left in our comments section to be unrelated:

baron3Clicking on the icon takes you to the Mafia Baron’s website and in his photo album is a screen shot of the embassy defacement, time stamped only 46 minutes after the reported time of the attack:  ANNOYING


You know, if all of the stuff on the Baron’s website just disappears, it will really be…

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Hacker hunting: Finding the Mafia Baron”

  1. CBRP1R8on 15 Jul 2009 at 9:17 am


  2. Heikeon 15 Jul 2009 at 9:27 am

    Bingo, we have a winner!

  3. m0z4rtklikon 24 Sep 2009 at 11:25 am

    how much money you give me if i can trace this criminal…?

  4. jyygrdgon 27 Sep 2009 at 12:03 am

    i give you qq time 100