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News Forum Hacked and Defaced by Pakistani Group

News Forum Hacked and Defaced by Pakistani Group

Posted by Msizi in cyber espionage

Daily-Mail-Forum-Hacked-and-Defaced-by-Pakistani-GroupThe Pakistani hackers of Team Madleets have breached and defaced the official Daily Mail Forum (

According to a message posted by the hackers on their Facebook page, the attack took place around 11 hours ago.

However, at the time of writing, the website has been restored. A mirror of the defacement is available on

HackRead notes that the hackers likely exploited a vBulleting vulnerability in order to gain access to breach the MailOnline forum.

Team Madleets has defaced numerous high-profile websites over the past period. However, they usually rely on DNS poisoning to carry out their attacks. On this occasion, though, it appears they€™ve managed to actually hack the Daily Mail website.

This is not the first time when hacktivists target the Daily Mail. Back in February 2012, the news organisation€™s recipes domain was hacked and defaced by TeaMp0isoN.

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