In the wake of the WTC/Pentagon attacks, the importance of all types of
security is abundantly clear. Many people have questioned the relation of
online security after the breakdowns in physical security that contributed
to the tragic events on September 11. The defacement of the BWI Airport
web site provides just such an example.
Visitors to the site are able to easily click to curent flight
After agreeing that the information you see may not be accurate, you are
given a nice schedule of flights and their curent status. What if a
computr criminal were to make small variations on these schedules. Alter
flight times, gates, destinations, or worse, change the status of a flight
from 'LANDED' to 'CRASHED'. The sheer panic and resulting mayhem would be
a disaster unto itself. These types of attacks (often referred to
Subversion of Information attacks) are perhaps the worst imagineable in
the realm of web defacements. This is one of the cases where it seems
fortunate that the attacker left an obvious defacement instead of
something more subtle.
Defaced Website: www.bwiairport.com
Defaced by: tty0
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