A cyber attack on the Ministry of Rural Development & Food by Fighter Anas hacker took place a few hours ago.
In recent months critical government infrastructure and government websites have been receiving hacking attacks resulting in a climate of concern among the relevant government officials.
Today, Violation is detected in an internal link of the Ministry of Rural Development and specifically at http://www.minagric.gr/images/fighter.gif. The specific finding was found on a website reporting an attack abroad.
According to the relevant information, the hackers managed to alter the internal website of http://www.minagric.gr/images/fighter.gif by adding the photo shown below. The hacker thus indicated that they have unauthorized access to that website having the ability to add / remove content they wish. The page still appears to be in the possession of the hacker, to whom he has posted the following message:
«… Hacked by Fighter Anas…»
See the feature screenshot.
The cyber-attack is considered by security experts to be "moderate" but it is not yet clear whether other servers within the Ministry have been affected or the hacker has chosen to disorient the administrators in this way.
The hacking attack is signed by the hacker Fighter Anas, possibly of Bangladeshi origin and supported by Royal Battler BD, the largest Bangladeshi hacking community.
SecNews is conducting its own research to bring more information to light. The competent managers, by direct order of the competent Minister Mr. Voridis, must appoint the server down and control the type of access hackers have gained.
What is defacement?
A defacement attack is a kind of "vandalism" of a website, where hackers penetrate the website and replace its content with their own messages. It is usually used to cover something bigger, in the background, and the messages may convey a political or religious message, inappropriate content, or a notice that the site has been compromised.
Content alteration is usually achieved through use SQL injection and login to the administrator account. Common targets of defacement attacks are government figures and websites, or religious websites, and attacks are most often carried out by hacktivists, who prefer large pages with many viewers.