Anonymous Embeds 'Konami Code' in Government Web Sites

January 28, 2013 -

Hacktivist group Anonymous continues its assault on various U.S. government websites in retaliation for the prosecution of Reddit co-founder and internet activist Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide earlier this month. Naked Security reports that Anonymous targeted the website of the US Sentencing Commission with a "Konami Code" that activates an Asteroids-like game and a message:

"PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW! End Prosecutorial Overreach!"

To activate the Konami Code on the website, users using the familiar code: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right (on the cursor keys) then B, A and press enter. After the aforementioned message about prosecutor overreach, a Nyan-cat flavored game of Asteroids begins, with the website slowly disintegrating as users shoot it up with their lasers.

The code has apparently been found on other government websites too, including Eastern District of Michigan's United States Probation Office. Naked Security says that the US Sentencing Commission has been cleaned up already.

Source: Naked Security by way of MCV

 


Comments

Re: Anonymous Embeds 'Konami Code' in Government Web Sites

Perhaps if they did a Flight Club and erased all debt and went after the IRS site and delete all information they would make an impact.

Re: Anonymous Embeds 'Konami Code' in Government Web Sites

Why? Hell, they might just leave it on their websites because WHO CARES.

Re: Anonymous Embeds 'Konami Code' in Government Web Sites

Vandalizing websites doesn't exactly strike fear into the hearts though, does it?

Re: Anonymous Embeds 'Konami Code' in Government Web Sites

OF 9/11 PROPORTIONS, I tell you!

Re: Anonymous Embeds 'Konami Code' in Government Web Sites

Sounds like certain sites have a Cross Site Scripting vulnerability. 

 
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