Syrian Electronic Army Hacks UK Newspapers

 

The websites of UK newspapers the Independent, the Telegraph, and the Evening Standard, as well as a handful of other high-profile sites, have been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army. Other victims include OK magazine and the official National Hockey League website. Some visitors to these sites were presented with a pop-up, saying, “you have been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army”. It is thought that they exploited a flaw in the sites’ ad delivery network.

A security consultant at Kroll Cyber, Ernest Hilbert, is familiar with the exploit used, saying, “it was Gigya.” Gigya is a tech company that offers customer identity management for websites. The Syrian Electronic Army exploited a vulnerability with the Gigya CDN that allowed it to change the DNS entry. Hilbert continues, “It is a DNS takeover, and this is what the Syrian Electronic Army does. Normally, you type in a URL, it goes to a domain name server, and it says ‘those words equal this website”.

The attack fits the pattern of past Syrian Electronic Army hacks; news and entertainment outlets compromised, but with no particular political agenda at play. Past targets include BBC News, Al Jazeera, The Washington Post, and The Onion.

Source: The Guardian

Street Fighter Theme Song Goes Perfectly With Fight In NHL

What’s not to love about Ice Hockey? The players have skill, speed, excellent hand eye co-ordination and let’s be honest all Ice Hockey players are usually as tough as a $2 steak. The game is always super fast paced and very physically demanding, so fights are usually a normal thing. However in a recent game between the Montreal Canadians and the Dallas Stars about 4 minutes into the 2 period of play a fight broke out between Canadians winger Travis Moen and the Stars winger Antoine Roussel. Now this is not out of the norm, however the music that started playing over the PA loud-speaker wasn’t. Below is footage of the fight, go to around the 40 second mark to hear what was played over the loud-speaker.

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So for those who don’t remember that music being played, it’s Guile’s theme song from the SNES version of Street Fighter. Clearly someone in the sound booth had some fun with this and it looks like Guile’s theme song can go with anything. Being a die-hard Ice Hockey fan I would love to see more fun things like this done during Ice Hockey games and would love to see more video game crossovers happen during games. Who knows maybe play the Final Fantasy VII end of battle song at the end of a fight or when someone scores a goal, now that would be entertaining. What video game songs would you like to hear played during games?

Thank you Kotaku for providing us with this information. 

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