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[defaced-commentary] PoizonB0x targets "security" sites
From: InfoSec News <isn () c4i org>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 01:15:51 -0500 (CDT)

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Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 13:17:09 -0600 (MDT)
From: security curmudgeon <jericho () attrition org>
To: defaced-commentary () attrition org
Subject: [defaced-commentary] PoizonB0x targets "security" sites

Over the past three days, a group known as PoizonB0x has defaced 12 web
sites with 'security' in their name. Despite the names, the notion that
they are targeting computer security web sites is a bit off based. In
looking at their targets, only 2 of them are readily identifiable as
computer security specific. While embarassing and amusing, it doesn't
necessarily define a trend of targeting computer security companies as
some fear.

13/06/2001      www.esecurityinc.com    
E-Security, Real-Time Security and Awareness Software

When Brian McWilliams of Newsbytes approached the company, he was told the
security of their web site is handled by a third party. 

  Jim Engineer, a spokesperson for e-Security, said the company's site is
  hosted by an outside vendor, HostPro, Inc., a subsidiary of Micron
  Electronics. All maintenance of the server, including security patches,
  are the responsibility of HostPro, according to Engineer.

  "Obviously, we expect them to be proactive about security measures. We
  are in the process of consolidating this function in house so we can do
  an even better job," said Engineer, who reported that the site is purely
  informational and the defacement did not affect e-Security's partners'
  or customers' information security.

Considering E-Security just closed 20 million in equity financing, one
might wonder why they couldn't afford the resources to host their site in

13/06/2001      www.compasssecurity.com         
Hauser Technology Integration, Inc.

As the time of this article, compasssecurity.com is not responding to HTTP
requests. Doing a quick search for their name on Google, one can find a
little more about Hauser Technology and their COMPASSSecurity product. 


  CompassSecurity ensures that only authorized individuals have access to
  a web- based application.  Where traditional password protection fails,
  CompassSecurity provides positive ID via a hardware "key," user name and
  password. Sensitive materials and services can now be securely accessed
  over private or public networks.

Among the other sites defaced were a security search engine and three
companies not readily identifiable as computer security related.

13/06/2001      www.security.co.il              
(still defaced) Security Industry Search Engine

13/06/2001      www.securitycart.com    
(still defaced) Security Cart

13/06/2001      www.blanketsecurityinc.com      
(still defaced) BlanketSecurityInc

13/06/2001      www.enterprisesecurity.com      
Enterprise Security Systems, Inc. 

11/06/2001      security.ia.ac.cn               
(still defaced)

Five of the sites belonged to companies that install physical security
devices such as residential and business alarm systems. 

13/06/2001      www.nz-security.co.nz   
(still defaced) New Zealand Security

13/06/2001      www.bicsecurity.com     
(still defaced) BIC Security Systems

12/06/2001      www.highsecurity.it     

12/06/2001      www.aasecurity.com              
(still defaced) A&A Security Systems & Services 

12/06/2001      www.eagle-security.com          
Eagle Security Products (Two-Way Audio Alarms)


Mirrors of the PoizonB0x defacements:

Hacking Group Targets Security Sites 
By Brian McWilliams, Special to Newsbytes

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