Antivirus homepages temporarily hacked by Palestinian activists

On Tuesday morning, popular antivirus vendors AVG and Avira, as well as instant messenger service WhatsApp, all had their respective homepages hijacked by a group of activist hackers. This group later revealed themselves to be the KDMS Team.

The KDMS Team posted the following message, along with a YouTube embed:

MISSION COMPLETED HACKED KDMS TEAM PLAESTINIAN HACKERS Hello World We Are Here To Deliver Tow Messages First one: we want to tell you that there is a land called Palestine on the earth this land has been stolen by Zionist do you know it ? Palestinian people has the right to live in peace Deserve to liberate their land and release all prisoners from israeli jails we want peace long live Palestine Second Message: There Is No Full Security We Can Catch You ! Hacked by KDMS team Now .. We Will Quit Hacking

Avira’s Sorin Mustaca was quoted on Softpedia, following the attack at Network Solutions, their ISP:

It appears that several Web sites of Avira as well as other companies have been compromised by a group called KDMS. The Web sites of Avira have not been hacked, the attack happened at our Internet Service Provider Network Solutions. It appears that our account used to manage the DNS records registered at Network Solutions has received a fake password-re… [Read more]


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