Pro-Palestine Group Hacks Subdomains of US Air Force Website

Summary: Yesterday, it was the pro-Assad hackers from Syrian Electronic Army who took over the US Army website, today the pro-Palestinian hackers took over US Air Force domains  Both US Army and Airforce domains were hacked two days after Obama’s call for stronger cybersecurity for Americans.

The Palestinian friendly hackers from AnonGhost hacked and defaced two subdomains of the US Air Force earlier today. The targeted domains belong to Profession of Arms Center of Excellence (PACE) and Professional Development Guide of the US Air Force.

Hackers left a deface page along with a message on both hacked websites, calling US and Israeli Army “Children killers.”

“You supported Israel to kill innocent Palestinian in Gaza strip bombings houses and mosques, arresting and killing innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan using media propaganda to justify your lies and your corrupt act.. now it’s our time to react.”

A full preview of the deface page is available below: 

pro-palestine-group-hacks-subdomains-of-us-air-force-website

Hackers also claim to have access to site’s database. However, it is unclear if they have access to any sensitive data. 

Links of targeted domains along with their mirrors as a proof of hack are available below: 

http://www.airman.af.mil
http://www.zone-h.com/mirror/id/24438647
http://www.pdg.af.mil/
http://www.zone-h.com/mirror/id/24438697?zh=1

Previous high-profile from AnonGhost:

1. On April 9th, 2015, AnonGhost hacked Israeli credit cards and donated about $18,000 to pro-Palestinian charity for OpIsrael.

2. On May 18th, 2015, AnonGhost hacked the official website of Wayne county Sheriff and leaked login credentials of its employees.

3. On June 3rd, 2015, AnonGhost hacked the official website of Piatt County’s Sheriff Office website.

Click here to go through all previous hacks conducted by AnonGhost .

At the time of publishing this article, both targeted websites were offline.

Stay tuned, there’s more to come on this one.

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.