StS infiltrated…Nah, hacked [close to home]

GO TO STS HOMEPAGE at http://www.stopthestadium.org.nz/ where it now says:

GO THE STADIUM. BUILD IT.

InThrough-house job. We wonder about the new Assistant Webmaster.
[5.06pm April 14] No we don’t wonder this any more, at all. Information now indicates the STS website has been ‘hacked’ remotely close to home. Work today has addressed the issue and t The website is now back to its old self.

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2 responses to “StS infiltrated…Nah, hacked [close to home]

  1. This doesn’t make a lot of sense as an infiltration/inside job. If someone was wanting to sabotage an operation from within, they would use tactics like this – 1944 CIA simple sabotage manual rather than giving the game away by plastering some grafitti on the homepage.

    What does the CIA suggest? Oh, stuff like this:

    (1) Insist on doing everything through “channels.” Never permit short-cuts to be taken in order to expedite decisions.

    (2) Make “speeches.” Talk as frequently as possible and at great length. Illustrate your “points” by long anecdotes and accounts of per­sonal experiences. Never hesitate to make a few appropriate “patriotic” comments.

    (3) When possible, refer all matters to committees, for “further study and consideration.” Attempt to make the committees as large as possible — never less than five.

    (4) Bring up irrelevant issues as frequently as possible.

    (5) Haggle over precise wordings of communications, minutes, resolutions.

    (6) Refer back to matters decided upon at the last meeting and attempt to re-open the question of the advisability of that decision.

    (7) Advocate “caution.” Be “reasonable” and urge your fellow-conferees to be “reasonable” and avoid haste which might result in embarrassments or difficulties later on.

    (8) Be worried about the propriety of any decision — raise the question of whether such action as is contemplated lies within the jurisdiction of the group or whether it might conflict with the policy of some higher echelon.
    (page 28)

    …Sounds a lot like every committee I’ve been on.

    My money is on this being an outside job by a casual drive-by hacker who has no stake in the outcome of the stadium debate.

    Doesn’t explain the personnel changes on the site, but those could be coincidental. The activity logs will reveal all.

  2. Funny this is all what we’ve been thinking of doing for fun, but then they are hanging themselves so why do it for them.

    Steve

    WordPress is an easy platform to hack, but then again nobody hacks wordpress sites, well because there isn’t really anything interesting to hack, and to tell the truth there isn’t a challenge.

    To tell the truth this probably isn’t a “drive-by-hacker” because of the sheer volume of US or foreign wordpress blogs out there the probability/possibility that someone stumbles upon a NZ subject site to hack is pretty bloody remote.

    Hackers do it for vanity and challenge. Sorry there is no challenge or vanity in hacking the StS’s web site.

    Couple of possibilities;

    students in Dunedin (varsity or high school) wanting to have a dig at the StS and hack a site. Then with the words “Build it” which is a very local saying, that would also point to a local/

    or as they say it’s possible it’s an inside job. Considering the track record of the StS to implode then explode all over the place (we all know the violent and abusive infighting), it’s very possible that they gave the passwords to the wrong person at the wrong time – ie someone they have mightily pissed off again.

    Who knows either way it’s bloody funny and thank god they didn’t get nasty and put kiddie porn on the site as some nasty hackers do (which again makes me think it isn’t a foreign hacker).

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