---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 18:37:50 -0500 (EST) From: security curmudgeon <jerichoat_private> To: defaced-commentaryat_private Subject: [defaced-commentary] WoH makes the "news" Most of RaFa's defacements are mass hacks and really don't stand out in any way. Also remember that RaFa was the genius who defaced a company in the World Trade Center with an anti-Osama rant: http://www.newsbytes.com/news/01/170184.html Hacking Vigilantes Deface WTC Victim's Site By Brian McWilliams, Newsbytes Members of a hacking coalition retaliated for the terrorist attacks on America by defacing at least two Iranian Web sites since the weekend. But the loose-knit group may have also erroneously marred a site operated by a company with offices in the World Trade Center. [snip] Food for thought as you read the following article. -- http://www.vnunet.com/News/1128276 World of Hell back on the warpath By James Middleton [14-01-2002] Notorious website defacement group World of Hell (WoH) issued a warning to the internet community last week as one of its most prominent members went on a hacking spree. Current WoH front man 'RaFa' has notched up over 500 defacements since 5 January by hitting a number of Linux-based machines hosting multiple websites. Shortly before Christmas the last of the original members of the WoH crew made an exit from the hacker scene leaving the group's future in doubt. But an email sent to vnunet.com from WoH member IceKool assured us that, although a lot of the original members had to quit "for personal reasons", the group is now up and running again. "RaFa and the old crew of WoH are rebuilding the group and plan for it to be bigger than it was before," said IceKool, which may be read as a warning to website administrators. But RaFa's defacements this year so far have carried a sombre message and a scathing attack on the defacement community instead of the typical "haxxor 0wn3d joo" bragging. "I have witnessed the defacing scene become more and more ignorant over the years. In the end no one cares that you rooted their system but, if you make them think and wonder, then they won't forget you," read the hacker's comments. - The information and commentary is Copyright 2001, by the individual author. Permission is granted to quote, reprint or redistribute provided the text is not altered, and the author and attrition.org is credited. The opinions expressed in this mail are not necessarily the opinion of all Attrition staff members. Commentary Archive: http://www.attrition.org/security/commentary/ The Attrition Mirror: http://www.attrition.org/mirror/attrition/ Country/TLD Statistics: http://www.attrition.org/mirror/attrition/country.html Attrition Defacement Statistics: http://www.attrition.org/mirror/attrition/stats.html Operating System Graphs: http://www.attrition.org/mirror/attrition/os-graphs.html Other Web Defacement Mailing Lists: http://www.attrition.org/security/lists.html Contacting Attrition Staff: staffat_private To subscribe to Defaced Commentary, send mail to majordomoat_private with "subscribe defaced-commentary" in the BODY of the mail (without quotes). To unsubscribe, include "unsubscribe defaced-commentary" in the BODY of the mail. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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