Monday, 6 February 2017

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Kuvakaappaus Warkauden lehden hakkeroidulta sivulta.The handful of Finnish sites is only part of a broad-scale international hack disseminating English messages attacking terrorist group Isis. The Communications Regulatory Authority calls the breaches reasonably harmless.
Ascreenshot of the message posted onto four Finnish sites and thousands of others. Image: Lehtikuva
A number of Finnish websites have experienced network attacks that cause images and English text denigrating terrorist organisation Isis to appear on the front pages.

The internet pages of three Finnish newspapers – Satakunnan Kansa, Warkauden Lehti and Iisalmen Sanomat – as well as a Helsinki jujutsu club. 

The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) says the attack is part of a much broader international hack affecting tens of thousands of websites for two weeks.

"This is the work of one hacker activist who has found and manipulated security weaknesses so they can add content of their own," Eronen explains. "The attacks carried out this weekend were all against WordPress-based sites, which are susceptible to hacking."

The anti-Isis hack appears to be a harmless one-off, but Eronen does not rule out continued attacks.

"The hacker uploads their propaganda message and that's that. This is reasonably insignificant from a security standpoint, and similar to the kind of thing the CRA sees all the time," Eronen says. "But it is a systematic breach and the hacker may still be searching for targets."

The uploaded content should be purged from the sites in question and the security protocols updated to prevent future data incursions.

The CRA is currently ascertaining whether any other Finnish sites were hit.

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