Converse Singapore's website defaced by the 'Death' hacker

Converse Singapore's website defaced by the 'Death' hacker

SINGAPORE - The website of popular shoemaker Converse's Singapore office has been hacked into by someone who signed off as '404(Death)', reported citizen journalism website STOMP.

The contributor, Joshua, visited the website on Sunday night (Oct 27), and was greeted by a black screen with a message that reads: "Hacked by 404(Death)".

In his report, Joshua wrote:

"Converse website hacked?"

I was looking for some Converse shoes online, and saw this when I went to their website."

A check by STOMP just after 11am on Monday (Oct 28) shows that the website was still displaying the same message.

This is yet another report of a defaced website, and comes off the back of church pastor-singer Sun Ho's personal website getting defaced by a hacker who goes by the online moniker of 'The Messiah'.


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On Oct 17, the PAP Community Foundation website was hacked by the group of hackers calling themselves 'The Messiah'.

Citizen journalism website STOMP was alerted to the defaced website by their reader Jim Jones, who provided a link to the site and a screengrab.

This is the second case of vandalism targeted at childcare centres in a day, the first being a case of obscene graffiti scrawled on the wall at Sweetlands Childcare Centre in Woodlands.

Thus far, there is nothing to indicate that the two attacks were linked, and it could well be a coincidence that both acts happened on the same day.

The Messiah had also previously targeted the personal website of singer Sun Ho, wife of City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee.


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Singapore football forum kallangroar.com was  hacked by a group claiming to be from the Myanmar Muslim Cyber Force (MMCF) on Sep 11.

In a message left on the website, MMCF claimed to be part of the Anonymous umbrella of hackers.

MMCF added that they were targeting the social media accounts and websites of groups with racist affiliations, although it is unclear why kallangroar.com was targeted.

The Singapore U-23 football team will be facing Myanmar's U-23 football team tonight (Sept 11) in the Merdeka Tournament.

In their Facebook page, MMCF said that they had hacked into several websites, such as Melbourne Victory Football Club's forum website, as well as a string of other sports and technology forums.

All the compromised websites appear to be unrelated, although they had the same messages from the hackers, notably, a warning not to "touch our Islamic website, Facebook, [and] Gmail [accounts]".

Earlier in September, another hacktivist group by the name of The Messiah managed to infiltrate the official website of City Harvest Church co-founder and pop singer Ho Yeow Sun.

grongloh@sph.com.sg

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