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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Contravia.tv (TeleSUR) hack attempt - April 2010


DATE:
2010-04

AFFECTED COUNTRIES:
Venezuela

AFFECTED SITES:
contravia.tv

EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
n/a

SOURCE COUNTRY:
n/a

ALLEGED ATTACKERS:
n/a

TYPE OF ATTACK:
Hack

ATTACK SPECIFICS:
n/a

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
Hack attempt on the website of journalist Hollman Morris's TeleSUR program. Seems to have been ineffective. Morris said they may be related to other illegal monitoring and wiretapping he's experienced. Site was attacked with "malicious code" intended to link the page to spam, inevitably leading the site to be blocked by search engines.

URLS:
1. http://www.ifex.org/colombia/2010/06/18/morris_hack_attack/


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