Gary McKinnon support website defaced
Serial graffiti splasher TurkGuvenligi strikes again
A support blog for alleged Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon had its domain name hijacked on Friday morning.
Serial defacer TurkGuvenligi posted an image of an old fella spinning a plate (which looks a bit like a flying saucer) on his finger on the FreeGary support blog. An image of the domain hack can be found here. We notified FreeGary.org's site administrators of the problem.
A separate support blog maintained by Gary's mum, Janis Sharp, is alive and well here.
TurkGuvenligi is a serial website defacer whose previous victims include Secunia. An archive of his work can be found here.
Defacers typically use search engines to search for vulnerable sites before setting on victims and uploading digital graffiti on these sites. Such hacks, by themselves, are normally trivial and seldom expose more sensitive systems.
The FreeGary.org site was restored to normal by Friday lunchtime. ®
He was just looking for proof of aliens
Guy does the digital equivalent of wandering into an unlocked building, reads a few reports left by the photocopier and leaves a postit note saying "you numpties have no bloody locks on your doors"...
Next thing he's accused of causing gazillions of pounds worth of damage (as they decide to invest in some locks) and threatening national security, and practically evac'd to gitmo for the old rubber glove treatment.
As there isn't a crime on the statute books entitled "embarrassing the US government" they have to do him for something that, ordinarily, would warrant a few hours picking up litter in the local park.
The devil made him do it...
If ever caught TurkGuvenligi can always claim he has "Aspergers Syndrome" thus not knowing that he was actually committing a crime
This "syndrome" seems to be the new defense weapon for hackers and Gary McKinnon's defense council are using it as an excuse to prevent his extradition.