Petitions-Website-Change.org-Hacked-and-Edited-by -Terminal-hacker

A hacker going with the handle of Terminal Hacker has hacked famous petition site Change.org, as a result the hacker successfully changed and at some point edited the petitions with custom backgrounds and also modified the petition for Kaitlyn Hunt to express concerns over security.

HackersNewsBulletin reports that hacker also left a message on the hacked website according to which:

  • Did you know how Easy this all was?
  • Anyone could manipulate ANY of your petitions and with no trouble at all.
  • For such a great site, you have let down your guard and let petitions be editable by anyone who knew the trick. The simple changing of the petition URL and adding of only 11 characters made it possible to change any petition and one would ever want.
  • Improve your security to prevent issues such as this.
  • In fact this petition is a testament for your Failure. It was previously about a poor girl being prosecuted for loving another girl of a like age. But now I use this petition, I have changed it to be a message.
  • Improve your security
  • -Terminal

Screenshot of edited petition: 

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As shows in the below given screenshot, at the time of publishing this article, the website was down and displaying message of server misbehaving. 

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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.