Nigerian government website falls at hands of Brazilian defacement

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Here’s what the official website of the government of Nigeria normally looks like:

And here’s what it looks like today, with a title of “Fatal Error ownz you !!!!!”:

Fatal Error !
by Elemento_pcx & s4r4d0 …
“Seja você mesmo mas não seja sempre o mesmo” … G. o Pensador …

The message in Portuguese translates as

“Be yourself but not always the same” … G. The Thinker …

Two email addresses are provided by the hackers if anyone needs any help (it’s uncertain whether you would contact them for help regarding the website defacement, or to have the profundity of the quote explained to you).

Of course, it’s perfectly possible that the email addresses listed belong to people who have no knowledge of the hack – but with the quote written in Portugeuse, it certainly wouldn’t be a surprise to see a Brazilian connection.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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