Update: Another hacker group known as LulzSec India, takes over the Device Tracker Asus Page. The link on the page anchored with the text: “Indian Hackers” points to LulzSec India Facebook page.
With the advancement of computer and internet technology, one of the things that have increased is cyber crimes. We hear news of hundreds of online sites being taken down by hackers, and it takes just a little carelessness for this to happen. If you have any blog/site then surely you are concerned about its security because it is just a matter of seconds for the hackers to take your site down. Today, a group of hackers has managed to hack Asus’s Device Tracker site. This is something that needs to be taken seriously, websites sometimes store valuable information, which if leaked could harm the company as well as consumers.
Asus Device Tracker page: http://devicetracker.asus.com
The gif on the page:
If you visit the Asus Device Tracker page, you will get nothing but just a banner saying “Hacked By The Waledac & RootxFlood.” Below it is a gif saying “Aha!!! You’ve Been Owned ^_^”. It is weird to know that this is the page made to track your Asus device, in case it is lost or switched off, has been taken down. This has once again raised the question that how safe our information is on the web? If hackers can attack some of the securest platforms online, then it is a piece of cake for them to retrieve our valuable information from any other site. A similar case occurred last month with CloudFlare, and it was named as Cloudbleed. If you aren’t aware, Cloudbleed was a security bug discovered on February 17, 2017, affecting Cloudflare’s reverse proxies, which caused their edge servers to run past the end of a buffer and return memory that contained private information such as HTTP cookies, authentication tokens, HTTP POST bodies, and other sensitive data. (Source – Wikipedia).
Well, if you visit any site and think that it isn’t safe, then never submit any personal information if it asks for. That’s the only way to stay safe, but when sites like Yahoo, Dropbox, etc. are being hacked, it seems there is no ‘entirely’ secure platform to keep our personal information away from the reach of hackers.