Town's Website Hacked With Iranian Flag

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The official Hillsboro Beach site
So, yeah, this is weird.

A hacker -- or hackers -- broke into the website for the Town of Hillsboro Beach and put part of the Iranian flag, an image of the country, and the words "MCSM IRAN HACKING" over it.

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The Sun-Sentinel reports that the image appeared last week and after the town was able to remove the image, it popped back up over the weekend. A spokesperson with the Department of Homeland Security said the agency hadn't reviewed the hacking incidents.

This isn't the first time a U.S.-based website has been hacked with an Iranian message. Inside see more.

 

Back in 2009, the Twitter site was hit by something calling itself the "Iranian Cyber Army." There was an apparent reason for that -- Twitter of course was used as key communications tool by the election protesters in Iran and the U.S. government helped make sure that social network was kept available to them.

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Here's the message that was left by the hackers on the Twitter site:

Iranian Cyber Army

THIS SITE HAS BEEN HACKED BY IRANIAN CYBER ARMY

iRANiAN.CYBER.ARMY@GMAIL.COM

U.S.A. Think They Controlling And Managing Internet By Their Access, But THey Don't, We Control And Manage Internet By Our Power, So Do Not Try To Stimulation Iranian Peoples To....

NOW WHICH COUNTRY IN EMBARGO LIST? IRAN? USA?
WE PUSH THEM IN EMBARGO LIST ;)
Take Care.

This was supposedly the beginning of a cyber war between Iran and the United States. "In a web war, Iran has demonstrated that almost nobody is immune, the battlefield is level and it is not afraid to fire the first big shots in full view of the entire world," opined the website TechCrunch.

But Hillsboro Beach? We're talking about a town of under 2,500 people. It's a place where pub owners are elected to the commission and the biggest issue is how much sand they're going to put on the beach.  

That might make you think this is the work of pranksters. Or is it practice shooting?


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1whoknowsSekurity
1whoknowsSekurity

They werent "hacked" They had a common known vulnerability in their website, and they FAILED to patch it. There are scripts that run on machines that scan ip address, after ip address, until they find an ip with a "hole" they can exploit. once that happens the script performs the hack, sucks in images from other websites "iranian flags" for instance.. This COULD have been avoided completely. It shows that their CIO is not addressing network security. God only knows whats going on on their network that they DONT know about.

therealyaz
therealyaz

Bob, the pulpsters are getting restless. They need something juicey, lip smacking, enlightening.

cindermaggi
cindermaggi

Im totally surprised u are not reporting latest news on fbi expanding Rothsteins investigation!!!!!

Christy
Christy

MCSM

Manhattan Center For Science and Math

Allen Dulles
Allen Dulles

I would remind all of you that exactly one year ago, the largest search engine in China, Baidu, was also hacked by some group who refer to themselves as The Iranian Cyber Army. Now, if you understand geopolitics, you would know that China is one of Iran's largest trading partners and is one of the primary reasons why the U.S. has yet to authorize Israel to attack Iran. Everything is interconnected.

So, why would Iran be anagonizing one of the nations--along with Russia-- who are their saving grace? Of course, they would do no such thing.

Thus, it appears something much more diabolical is in play here. Whoever is responsible for this attack on China is likely trying to manipulate the Chinese masses to sit by silently why a certain nation(s) attack Iran.

Are you prepared to step down with me into the rabbit hole? It is only then that one can decipher the truth.

LAZY LANCE
LAZY LANCE

This looks just like the jews when they scratch swastikas on their cars or face.

I call another FALSE FLAG ALERT!

Allen Dulles
Allen Dulles

The first question I would ask is, "Cui bono"? Who benefits from the demonization of Iran?

The second question I would pose is, "Does anyone in their right mind believe that a foreign intelligence agency would actually leave their own signature on their dirty work"?

For what reason? Do you think Iran wants to antagonize the nation with the most powerful military in world history? Does anyone actually believe that they want a military confrontation with the U.S.?

Although this may very well be the work of a prankster, I would posit instead that it is the work of either another foreign intelligence agency and/or one of our own domestic intelligence agencies.

While this is a small website in a small town, the story is being disseminated to perhaps hundreds of thousands of citizens via publication in the Sun Sentinel, New Times, etc: It could be a test run locally for something that will spread nationally.

Nothing is at it appears.

unowho
unowho

OK Timmys afraid of old Lady Poitier in Deerfield Beach so he decided to investigate Hillsboro Beach and used the Iran thingy as a screen, meanwhile he has all the dirt on Hillsboro,ya ya thats the ticket!!! (great imagination huh???)...As some"great" commenters that are no longer here would say,dont put anything past timwit,fucktard , dimwit, homo dojo etc etc etc....LOL(hey its a slow day what about Lamberti ???...".EXPLANATION"....Top Cop???(Not that there is anything wrong with that)

P_Nis
P_Nis

Those hackers are making terrorists worldwide proud. Who's next, Opa-locka?

unowho
unowho

The Genius is in trouble now ...MCSM Mastermind Chaz Stevens Muslim IRAN HACKING !!! Not to likely but he is said to be an IT (genius) and he is off the wall sometimes LOL (and loves attention) but would he be that stupid??? Just Saying!!!

guest
guest

Thtas what you get when you "hack the site"...............

therealyaz
therealyaz

Don't worry, Satz will arrest somebody for that! Any arrests today?

skydove
skydove

I agree with a lot of this, but you lose me with the suggestion that a non-Asian party or parties would have a prayer of manipulating the Chinese masses to do or not do anything at all. Wouldn't it be more logical to assume that this population would accept an attack on Iran with passivity if not indifference? What do the Chinese masses care about the Persians? It would likely require an expensive education program to explain to the rural billions who those nonneighbors are and why their fate might matter to China. & from a short-range outlook, why would the more sophisticated Chinese (city dwellers, new capitalists, politicos, et al.) oppose an activity that would distract one "certain nation" from monitoring and attempting to counter China's military buildup?

I'll be interested to her your further thoughts, but I think we can omit from consideration a proactive response by the Chinese masses.

LAZY LANCE
LAZY LANCE

Just like Wikileaks not making any mention of the atrocities commited by Israel, but having no problem throwing everyone else bus, this is another attempt at deflecting attention to a patsy.

"Through deception thou shalt wage war" the motto of the Israeli MOSSAD!

Unowh0
Unowh0

You certainly are a turd . Get the message yet ?

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

Why would anyone post mischief to a site of a city (?) with a wintertime population of 3,000? What kind of a statement are they making? Big goose-egg.

unowho
unowho

Actually if you reply to first you become first on the list !!! .....".FIRST by cheating "...(oh right only pols can cheat, sorry)

Allen Dulles
Allen Dulles

Sky:

Even in a quasi/communist state like China, the support of the masses is always important when it comes to matters of War.

Why was the War on Terror created?

To gain the support of the masses so that we can acheive our geopolitical goals.

Now, ask yourself this question. Why would Iran hack into China's largest search engine in such an amateurish way? China and Russia are what stands between Israel and Iran.

This one is as transparent as they come.

LAZY LANCE
LAZY LANCE

What do the "masses" of China have to do with this?

The leaders of China are the ones who "play ball".

Linda
Linda

You must be envious of unwho. Why else would you pick the same moniker he has been using? Idiot!

unowho
unowho

yOU wOUld think with a name like UnowhO yOU wOUld have a sense Of hUmOr!!!

skydove
skydove

No, of course Iran didn't do that hacking. Their guys are way better than that, although it's also true that if you're really good, you can fake being bad for the sake of casting blame, at least initially, on someone else.

I still don't see the likelihood of anyone manipulating the Chinese masses. They've been stomped on by totalitarian states for millennia, but that's control-control, state terrorism, if you will, not control achieved via artificially enhanced propaganda. For the reasons I said before, I don't think the average Chinese citizen cares about Iran, nor does it seem realistic to assume that the government cares what the peeps think -- about Iran, that is. As you know, the concern of the party bosses is finding ways to bullshit the Chinese public into thinking that problems of corruption in high places are being effectively addressed and that the rosy financial present will go on forever.

But how could the parties to whom you seem to attribute this attempted manipulation imagine that they could accomplish it? What resources could they marshal? What plan could they have? The hack thing is surely a slender reed. If other ploys are this lame, it doesn't say much for the capacities of your perps.

So much imperfect information, so hard to vet the parts we can access.

skydove
skydove

I was having trouble seeing where the masses fit in. Clearly they don't call the shots. Hence my original post.

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