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Melbourne IT Blog hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Earlier Today, Syrian Electronic Army hacked into the Melbourne IT Server and changed the DNS records of NYTimes, Twitter, HuffingtonPost and few other domains.

It appears the admin failed to reset the password and hackers still have access to the server- They have defaced the Melbourne IT’s blog ( http://www.melbourneit.com.au/blog).

“Hacked By SEA, Your Servers security is very weak” the defacement message reads.

At the time of writing, the blog is taken down by the admin and displaying error message “Service Temporarily Unavailable”.

Melbourne IT Server hacked – Twitter, Nytimes, HuffingtonPost affected

Syrian Electronic Army , the group known for hacking top media websites, brought down the New York Times, HuffingtonPost, Twitter websites.

The list of affected websites includes twitter.com,twimg.com,nytimes.com huffingtonpost.co.uk, twitter.co.uk and few more domains belong to twitter.

#Exclusive: How the hack happened 
In an exclusive interview to E Hacking News, hackers confirmed us that they have hacked into Melbourne IT Servers and decrypted their passwords, also had access to their emails.

Exclusive Screenshot

Melbourne IT is an organization that provides domain name for high profile websites.  The security breach allowed the hacker to take control of the above mentioned domains and changed the DNS and other details.

At the time of writing, the New York Time is still down but other websites have been recovered and back to normal.

*Update:
MatthewKeysLive, the internet’s journalist, tweeted that Melbourne IT confirms it was compromised today “The Credentials of a Melbourne IT reseller (username and password) were used to access a reseller account on Melborune IT’s systems.  “

100+ high profile Pakistan websites including Government , Educational sites hacked

Afghanistan hackers launched a massive cyber attack against Pakistan, claiming a response to the rocket attacks of Pakistan military on Kunar and Jalalabad Provinces of Afghanistan.

Today, the group has defaced more than 100 high profile Pakistan website that includes few Government websites and Educational websites.

The hacked government websites : Web Design Company(ajklgrd.gov.pk), Society of Facilitators and Trainers (SOFT) Pakistan(lg.gok.pk), lgrdd.gok.pk, lgrd.gok.pk.

International Islamic Grammar School(IIGS.edu.pk) also defaced in the recent cyber attack.  The full list of hacked websites can be found here : http://pastebin.com/chq01tcN

At the time of writing, most of the websites are still defaced or showing some error messages.

Daily Post International Islamabad and Baadban tv websites hacked by Afghan Hackers

Daily Post International Islamabad and Baadban tv websites have been defaced by Afghan Cyber Army.

“This hack is a response to the rocket attacks of Pakistan military on Kunar and Jalalabad Provinces of Afghanistan!” Hacker left the same message used in previous attacks against Pakistan.

The website appears to be using outdated wordpress version.  However, Speaking to E Hacking News, hackers claimed that they have used some different method to compromise the website.

The group also claimed to have breached more than 300 Pakistani websites and defaced them.  It includes few Educational websites.

The full list can be found here : http://pastebin.com/Wsbiv7EJ