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NTL in alleged Hack Probe!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2003 7:03 pm    Post subject: NTL in alleged Hack Probe! Reply with quote

NTL has launched an internal investigation following allegations that a Web site critical of the company was hacked by someone from within the cableco.

The alleged incident, which took place on New Year's Eve, resulted in subscribers of ntlhell.co.uk receiving an email containing the phrase "ntlhell.co.uk is shitntlhell.co.uk" repeated almost 300 times.

Following an investigation, those behind ntlhell.co.uk say they believe whoever compromised the site's security did so using a computer behind NTL's firewall.

One insider told The Register that the perpetrator was "very clumsy" and left a blatant 'trail' which leads back to NTL.

The matter was reported to NTL's abuse team on January 1 although the cableco has yet to respond officially. A spokeswoman for NTL confirmed that a complaint had been made and that the cableco "takes such allegations very seriously".

"NTL is carrying out a full investigation," she said.

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/28739.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2003 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like someone else was bored the same night....more like the work of the nightwatch man ,pissed off he missed the new year bash Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2003 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well one of the things I always do when I'm looking at security and a compromise is first the people inside (as they already have access to the internal network). I mean come on.. Crunchy outside, soft chewie center Smile always the best targets.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2003 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

squidly wrote:
I mean come on.. Crunchy outside, soft chewie center Smile always the best targets.


Like the Meta4.

Im with NTL, so im gonna do a bit of digging see if i can get anymore details on it. A small works of social engineering to the "Outlook is too complicate" support line shoud do the trick.

(nothing personal against NTL support, but as i work for an ISP also, i understand the sort of calls that come in Smile )
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