Monday, December 8, 2008

Government Website Hacked, Official Now Sexy Girl

Source: ChinaSMACK

Woohoo!! Great to see the Chinese Government site breached.

The morning of December 5th at around 9:23, Jingchu News received reports from netizens, the website of the Jingzhou City Bureau of Commerce was hacked, the profile page of government leaders was replaced by a sexy lady wearing revealing clothes. This reporter immediately contacted the Jingzhou City Bureau of Commerce, where a staff member expressed that they just received notice from the provincial Commerce Bureau that some web pages were hacked, and presently they were trying their best to contact the company responsible for maintaining the website.

At 9:23 am, this reporter logged on to Jingzhou City Bureau of Commerce website and saw that the column introducing the Bureau leader had impressively turned into a bikini-wearing “AV idol,” while Bureau leader’s statement was “to drink for my girlfriend’s birthday”. These two columns were the most popular this week, collecting more than 9000 clicks. At 9:28, when this reporter tried to log on again, the website was already unable to load.

At 9:36 am, reporter contacted the office of the Jingzhou City Bureau of Commerce, to inquire about whether the bureau knew that the website had been hacked, the receiving party stated that they just received the notice from the Hubei Department of Commerce and are already handling the technical matter, presently doing their best to contact the the company “Jingchu Time/Space” responsible for site maintenance. Finally, this staff who declined to give his name hoped that this reporter would “not report this news, we will quickly resolve this problem.”

The reporter did a search on the company responsible for the site maintenance for the Jingzhou City Bureau of Commerce–”Jingchu Time/Space”, and found two similarly named companies. Jingzhou City Jingchu Time/Space Technology Corporation is the local Jingzhou division of the Beijing Time/Space Technology Corporation; while the other company is just Hubei Province Jingchu Time/Space Technology Corporation, without any further information.

As of 9:45 when this reporter was filing this report, the Jingzhou City Bureau of Commerce Bureau leader’s profile page had not returned to normal operation.

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