[WASC-WHID] WHID 2011-81: AlArabiya.net Hacked…Again

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Mon Apr 25 09:24:14 EDT 2011


*Entry Title: *WHID 2011-81: AlArabiya.net Hacked…Again
*WHID ID: *2011-81
*Date Occurred: *April 21, 2011
*Attack Method: *Unknown
*Application Weakness: *Unknown
*Outcome: *Defacement
*Attacked Entity Field: *News
*Attacked Entity Geography: *Saudi Arabia
*Incident Description: *Being one of the region’s leading news agencies,
Al-Arabiya which is part of MBC Group, the largest broadcasting company in
the Middle East has been hacked by an unknown group signed only with
‘Crack_Man’ stating it has been ‘powered morocco’.
The hacked website comes in a long lasting tradition of security flaws in
the website leading to the recurrent event of the portal being hacked during
political instability hits the region usually as an expression of
disagreeing with what many consider the news agency’s Western oriented
liberal point of view.
*Mass Attack: *No
*Reference: *http://thenextweb.com/me/2011/04/21/alarabiya-net-hacked-again/
*Attack Source Geography:*
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