AnonGhost Hits American Express Website, Defaces Subdomain in Solidarity with Citizens of Palestine
The Pro-Palestine hackers Anonghost hacked and defaced one of the subdomains (cto.americanexpress.com/) of the American Express yesterday.
The domain was hacked by the AnonGhost team under a protest operation named #OpGov in solidarity with the people of Palestine, a operation in which they have been defacing the government websites around the world. A message posted can be read below:
Website Hacked By AnonGhost Team \!/ ~~Death To All Jews~~ | ~~Viva Hamas,Qassam~~
This Message Is Addressed To All Governments : you have failed as expected. for many years,we have witnessed your unjust laws. you have abused human rights, creating Wars, Financial Crisis, bombings,arresting innocent people, assassinating, using media to spread your lies,to justify your corrupt act. After all,we’re aware ! you are the real terrorists ! as you continue to push for full domination and control of our lifes. we will fight back ! you can’t stop the movement anymore, you can try to stop us but we will always find a way to resist. And there are many of us out there, more than you think. People who refuse to stop believing. People who refuse to be governed by a bunch of organized criminals. We are AnonGhost We are Everywhere you should’ve Expected Us ! #OpGov Engaged \!/ ANONGHOSTTEAM#OPGOV ANONGHOST TEAM Hacked your website 😛 We are AnonGhost We are Everywhere .
American Express is an American multinational Banking/ financial services and is best known for its credit card, charge card, and traveler’s cheque businesses.
The subdomain is since been down, however web cached version and the mirror of the hack can be seen from the link provided below,
Zone-h Mirror: https://zone-h.org/mirror/id/23347060
Web Archive : https://web.archive.org/web/20141205175757/https://www.cto.americanexpress.com/
#OpGov by AnonGhost
In the last few weeks AnonGhost has reportedly hacked more than 60 Government websites and some of the high profile educational universities from around the globe .
A list of all these websites were released on a paste online
Hacked websites being Backdoored and are used to serve malware
A recent research by Zscaler claims that these hacked websites are also being used to serve Remote Code Execution malware which is used to gain full control of the infected device and also infects a visitor’s PC using the The Dokta Chef Exploit Kit.