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:

 

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Deface page

Links of targeted websites along with their zone-h mirrors as proof of hack are available below:

https://intranet.on.br
http://zone-h.com/mirror/id/24919331
http://euler.on.br
http://zone-h.com/mirror/id/24919340

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.”

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Deface page

Link of targeted Odebrecht website along with its mirror as a proof of hack is available below:

http://odebrecht.com/
http://zone-h.org/mirror/id/24820953

At the time of publishing this article, all targeted websites were restored.

Pushpa Mishra

Pushpa is a Dubai based scientific academic editor who worked for Reuters' Zawya business magazine and at the same time a passionate writer for HackRead. From the very first day she has been a blessing for team Hackread. Thanks to her dedication and enthusiasm.