[ISN] Teachers union site falls victim to hacker

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 03:10:37 -0500 (CDT)

July 15, 2008

The state teachers union got an unwanted lesson in Internet security 
recently when a Turkish hacker temporarily replaced its main Web page 
with a picture of the Turkish flag.

Weeks after the attack, the Washington Education Association's home page 
has been fixed, but much of the content still isn't accessible. An item 
there reads, "Hackers 1, WEA 0," and links to another page explaining 
the incident.

The attack also shut down the Web sites of several local teachers union 
affiliates, including Seattle's.

It appears that the union was the victim of a hacker who broke into and 
took control of hundreds of sites simultaneously in June, union 
spokesman Rich Wood said Tuesday.


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