On December 16, a group known as 'AIC' compromised and defaced a server on Hewlett-Packard's network. Looking at the defacement archives over the past few years, this is not terribly interesting and barely qualifies as "high profile". What I found interesting is the history when looking at the operating system each defaced hp.com machine was running. Despite making a variety of unix called HP-UX, their network appears to be dominated by Windows NT machines. Of the three unix boxes defaced, two were linux and only one HP-UX it seems. This is more interesting when you read their front page highlights (partially quoted below). Also ironic is the amount of security software and services they tout on their pages.
Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HWP) announced today that in the third quarter of calendar year 2001 it grew revenue market share in the entry-level, mid-range, high-end and total UNIX server categories worldwide and is in the lead position in mid-range and high-end server revenue.
HP secure OS software for Linux
They also have a line of products for Secure Web Server Platforms.
-- Defacer: antihackerlink OS: Windows NT http://attrition.org/mirror/attrition/2000/12/15/www.hp.com.hk/ Defacer: Unknown OS: Unix http://defaced.alldas.de/mirror/2001/01/08/unix.hp.com/ Defacer: Silver Lords OS: Windows NT http://defaced.alldas.de/mirror/2001/01/10/quality.education.hp.com/ Defacer: Yoda's Klan OS: Linux http://attrition.org/mirror/attrition/2001/02/05/ma.cv.external.hp.com/ Defacer: sm0ked crew OS: Windows NT http://attrition.org/mirror/attrition/2001/02/14/e-learning.hp.com/ Defacer: iz c0rp OS: Windows NT http://attrition.org/mirror/attrition/2001/02/18/openview.hp.com/ Defacer: iz c0rp OS: Windows NT http://attrition.org/mirror/attrition/2001/02/22/www.netserver.hp.com/ Defacer: Agressive Boys OS: Windows NT http://defaced.alldas.de/mirror/2001/03/07/www.hp.com.tw/ Defacer: WoH OS: Windows NT http://attrition.org/mirror/attrition/2001/03/31/netsvwww.external.hp.com/ Defacer: PoizonB0x OS: Windows NT http://www.safemode.org/mirror/2001/06/14/netsvwww.external.hp.com/ Defacer: Hi-Tech Hate OS: Windows NT http://www.safemode.org/mirror/2001/06/22/atwnt368.external.hp.com/ Defacer: Hi-Tech Hate OS: Windows NT http://www.safemode.org/mirror/2001/06/23/ecs08.external.hp.com/ Defacer: Hi-Tech Hate OS: Windows NT http://www.safemode.org/mirror/2001/06/25/atwnt401.external.hp.com/ Defacer: Hi-Tech Hate OS: Windows NT http://www.safemode.org/mirror/2001/06/25/atwnt302.external.hp.com/ Defacer: AIC OS: Red Hat Linux http://www.safemode.org/mirror/2001/12/16/puffin.external.hp.com/
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