Turkish hackers go on defacement rampage

Two Sony websites were hacked yesterday by a Turkish hacker (thanks to Roberto Preatoni of Zone-H.org for heads up and explanation). The two site URLs are:

As of 12:30 AM Pacific Standard time on the USA west coast, the handy work is still there for all to see. The very same hacker hit Sony music in Europe 9 days ago. Fortunately for Sony, these kinds of hacks are more of a statement than malicious activity but it’s usually a lot more damaging as far as public relations is concerned. Many companies would actually rather have something stolen than appear on Zone-H.org. A lot of companies get posted on Zone-H.org and beg the site to take them off and claim it was a mistake, but everything has been programmatically verified and it’s almost never a mistake.

Less than two weeks ago, another Turkish hacker hacked a record 38,000 websites in one shot using automated tools to attack sloppy ASP coding. According to Zone-H.org statistics which showed that platforms don’t matter but implementation does, file inclusion (typically sloppy ASP or PHP coding) is the most likely way to get hacked.