The RIAA has had its site hacked… again. It’s the second time I’ve witnessed it hacked – the first was a somewhat more clever hack where several fake news articles were posted, along with a collection of MP3s.
The latest hack is quite amusing – it includes download links to various ‘friendly’ file sharing clients (the ones without spyware) and the following messages:
- oooh riaa want’s to hack Filesharing Users / Servers ? – better lern to secure your own server…
- Sorry Admin – had to deactivate ur accounts – they’ll be reactivated after 2 hours
The downloads are even hosted on the RIAA server. Classy.
I managed to save a screenshot for you, click on the picture for it. I did run the code for the W3C validator, but despite specifying a DocType it still had 63 errors.
It underlines why I would never sign up for hosting on a Windows server running MS IIS. incidentally, the site is now down – obviously someone noticed. Or as someone in the IRC channel I was in at the time said, “someone probably pulled the plug out”.