A group of hackers going with the handle of Indonesian Cyber Freedom has hacked and defaced a sub-domain of the United Nations website, just few hours ago.

The targeted sub-domain belongs to GEF Small Grants Programme of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 

Hackers left a deface page along with a message on the hacked UNDP domain. The main page of the site was replaced by hackers with one of their own using a php shell.

The reason for targeting the site wasn’t mentioned anywhere. However, one of the hacker from the group told HackRead the reason is simple.. “poor site security.” 

“Gotcha ! you got hacked by Indonesian cyber freedom,” according to the message.

Full preview of the deface page is available below: 

indonesian-hackers-deface-subdomain-of-united-nation-website

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

https://sgp.undp.org/xZ.php
http://zone-h.com/mirror/id/23997218

This is not the first time when hackers have successfully hacked United Nations’ domain. In past several sub-domains and main websites of the UN were also defaced. Click here to check previous hacks on United Nations.

At the time of publishing this article, the UNDP sub-domain was hacked.


Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.