A group of Brazilian hackers took over a couple of government-owned domains on Sunday posing the question, if these websites are so easy to hack imagine how easy it is for the American National Security Agency (NSA) to spy on Brazilians?
The targeted authority is the Brazilian Institute of research and development in Astronomy, Geophysics and Metrology of Time and Frequency MCTI which had two of its domains hacked and defaced by hackers.
Both of the targeted domains were left with a deface page along with a message in Portuguese asking the government about its cyber infrastructure and the security that surrounds it.
“Relaxes was just for fun , but really we are tempted to change the schedule of Brazil hehe ;) Just a tip if we take 5 min to break into the NSA guys how many minutes it takes to fuck the Brazil, so where is the security?”
A full preview of the deface page is available below:
Links of targeted websites along with their zone-h mirrors as proof of hack are available below:
In the past, another Brazilian hacker protested against the NSA snooping by defacing 14 NASA websites.
Questioning the government’s corruption:
On Sept 10th 2015, a group of Brazilian hacktivists going by the handle, ProtonWave, hacked and defaced the official website of Odebrecht, a Brazil-based conglomerate consisting of diversified businesses in the fields of engineering, chemicals construction and petrochemicals.
Hackers left a deface page along with a message on the hacked website warning Odebrecht to stop stealing from Brazilians. The hack was conducted against the famous Petrobras corruption scandal.
Odebrecht is one of the companies being investigated by the Federal Police of Brazil, in an operation called Lava Jato. In an exclusive conversation with the hackers, HackRead was told,
“We want to expose corruption going on within the Brazilian government and large corporation like the Odebrecht. We support our police in this investigation and we will carry on targeting the corrupt elite.”