Two interesting stories on hacking this week. The first is a joke and the second is worrisome.
joke is that we have a race here in London. The race is to see who can
win the vote for Mayor of London this Thursday: Ken Livingstone (Labour) or Boris
Sorry, that’s not the joke.
The joke is that the official blog of Harriet Harman (Deputy Leader of the Labour Party) has had to close down after a fake blogger
hacked her website and put notices up that she had left the Labour
Party and joined the Conservatives. She’s defected because she wants to support Boris and not Ken.
How did they hack her official blog?
What a doozey!
Then there’s the story
that America’s Department of Homeland Security, the United Nations and
the UK Civil Service websites have all been hacked
through SQL infections. These infections mean that when a visitor goes
to the site,they are redirected to another website which tries to
install malware on their system.
Watch out, watch out, there’s a Trojan about.