São Paulo’s Americana municipality Websites Hacked against police brutality on protesters

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A group of Brazilian hackers from HighTech Brazil HackTeam has hacked and defaced the official website of Americana municipality of São Paulo, Brazil (www.americana.sp.gov.br) along with 10 of its sub-domains against the police brutality on people protesting against increase of bus fares.

The sites were hacked yesterday and left with a deface page, a Youtube video along with a message in Portuguese language in support of protesters and against the government.

According to the deface message in Portuguese:

  • A luta da popula o contra o aumento das passagens de um transporte que se diz p blico est cada vez maior e mais forte! Mas a nica resposta do governo uma repress o policial mais truculenta e arbitr ria a cada ato. As ltimas manifesta es completamente pac ficas, foram recebidas com bombas e balas de borracha. Ficou claro que a viol ncia parte sempre da pol cia. Eles querem nos calar, nos separar, nos enfraquecer. Mas n s n o deixaremos! Ningu m vai nos deter em nosso direito de nos manifestar at a tarifa baixar! 

The fight against the population increased passages transport which says PUBLIC est bigger and stronger! But the only response the government to repress the police more truculent and laugh every arbitrary act. The FULL EXTENT manifests completely es pac you stay, were received with bombs and rubber bullets. It was clear that the viol ncia always part of the pol cia.

According to the deface message in English ( Translated via Google translator):

 

  • The fight against the population increased passages transport which says PUBLIC est bigger and stronger! But the only response the government to repress the police more truculent and laugh every arbitrary act. The FULL EXTENT manifests completely es pac you stay, were received with bombs and rubber bullets. It was clear that the viol ncia always part of the pol cia. They want to silence us, separate us, weaken us. But n s n let you! M nobody will stop us in our right to manifest at a lower rate!

Links of targeted websites along with their mirrors are available on Zone-h, while the targeted link and mirror of main defaced domain can be find below.


http://www.americana.sp.gov.br/
http://www.zone-h.org/mirror/id/20091437

At the time of publishing this article, all websites were restored but redirected to main domain of the municipality.


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.