UK Dept of Education Sub-Domain Hacked by Pro-Palestinian Hackers.

A pro-Palestinian hacker going with the handle of ‘AlFeRoX’ hacked and defaced the sub-domain of United Kingdom’s Department of Education in support of a free Palestine.

The targeted domain belongs to the social media page of the department of Education (facebook.education.gov.uk) that was left with a deface page along with a message againstIsrael and the USA.

The deface message left by the hacker is available below:

‘Hello world, freedom to Aqsa and Palestine! so america and israhell and all world! why all world fighting for nothing ? and people die for nothing ? i ask my self this why ? i don’t know but u sure you wan’t this ? war in Gaza people die war in Palestine people die so u don’t know why u started this war  but this war will be limited and Insh’Allah will be stopped.’

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

http://facebook.education.gov.uk/drupal/
http://zone-h.com/mirror/id/23381634

It seems as if the hacker exploited critical vulnerability present in Drupal content-management framework.

At the time of publishing this article, UK’s Dept of Education was restored and working online.

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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.