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Hackforums website defaced by famous hacker

Hackforums website defaced by famous hacker

Posted by Msizi in cyber espionage

Hackforums website defaced by hackerOne of the popular hacking forum in the world, Hackforums, was hacked and defaced by the famous Egyptian hacker with the online handle Eg-R1z.

The hacking forum is popular among both whitehats and blackhats. The positive side of it is that it helps over 110,000 hacking community members to remove dangerous malware off of their computers, as well as promotes research and learning of various malwares.

The negative side is that it servers as a great platform for hackers and cyber thieves as well, who posts infected material in order to victimize others. The Hackforum website is hosted in Europe on a server and expected to be earning an estimated $7,316 USD on a daily basis.

Last night, went dark with a defacement message that reads:

“[403 Forbidden Error] – You might be blocked by your IP, Country, or ISP.”
That’s really nasty msg guys , don’t u think so?!
Just sending greets from Egypt
i-Hmx , H3ll C0D3 , Egyptian.H4x0rZ
./Eg-R1z Cr3w

It is not clear, how hacker managed to get into server and which type of vulnerability or weakness was exploited. Whatever it is, it seems that the hacker did exploit some flaw and defaced the website and then hosted the image on hacked server which was displayed on the defaced page.

The reason for the defacement of the website is still unknown. Looking at the deface message, it may be predicted that the hacker is warning the HackForums admin about security.

The forum was not available for a few hours last night, but at the time of writing, the site was back to its normal form, but its performance is still facing some issues.

This is not the first time HackForums website got hacked. The HackForums website has also been hacked by various hackers with online handles imLulzPirate, b0x, SYRIAN-HACKER and KTN.

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