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CD-R King Website Attacked by Hackers!

The hackers attacked again! This time though, not on a government owned website, but in a commercial one. CD-R king, one of the Philippines most popular retailer of computer and electronic accessories, was target of the latest attack.

Their “new products” webpage was defaced by the hackers. All the names of their new product offerings were replaced by the words “Hacked by Fending”. Below is the image of the defaced CD-R King website.

This attack just one among the series of hacker attacks targeted on Philippine websites. Late last year and early January, 2010, a number of government websites were also defaced by hacker groups. TESDA, DOH, DOLE and NDCCs websites were among them.



Last week, Google expressed their denunciation of what they described as “highly sophisticated” targeted attack on their corporate infrastructure which leads to intellectual property theft. Though Google doesn’t directly accused the Chinese government as being the one behind the attack, the company said the attacks came from China and are targeted to “human rights”
activists’ Gmail accounts.

Web Security Awareness

These events pose a serious question on our awareness regarding the threats on the internet. How many people who have PCs have updated antivirus software? How many people even know the importance of antivirus software? Do you know security terms such as identity theft? How about phishing? The best technique to survive an attack is to know how the bad guys attack. Information is the best tool we can use against cyber crime.

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  1. ROOTCON: 5th Philippine Hacker Conference and Information Security Gathering

    Get your Ninja gears ready, polish your tools and show off that Wi-Fu and Ninja skills to a bigger ROOTCON event which will be held on September 9 and 10, 2011 at Cebu Parklane International Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines.

    This city, flushed with foreign investors, business process outsourcing opportunities and other tech companies. ROOTCON 5 will be within reach to our InfoSec enthusiasts, white / black hats, programmers, network engineers, system administrators, network security analysts, security auditors, and other technology geeks from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao areas.

    A religiously organized CON will run for 2 days with loads of topics, activities, Kung-Fu and Ninja Skills contests; not to mention, we also have WiFi Shootout, Project-X, Hacker Jeopardy, Raffle Draws, Job Fair and many more.

    Registration for the early bird will start on May 1 and ends on June 30, 2011. Watch out for our great deals of hotel reservation, travel info and other tips.

    For more information and updates subscribe to our Google mailing list (https://groups.google.com/group/rootcon) or email us at info@rootcon.org.

    Official website is www.rootcon.org.

    Let the CON treats begin!!!!

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