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. ®