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Eboz/KriptekS works alone, claims to have defaced 90,000 webpages, compromised Gmail

A 21-year-old (or possibly 17 year-old) young man who goes by the hacker handles "eboz" or "KriptekS" defaced popular six-time Grammy award-winning electronic music/dubstep musician/DJ "Skrillex" (real name: Sonny Moore) early Wednesday morning.

The hacker posted his trademark calling card -- a whimsical image of two penguins at the end of a bridge, waddling into a fading sunset (sometimes there's only one penguin).  As usual the page was accompanied by a short poem:

Turkish:
Kankalarim hep yanimda arkadas içinde / Yanimda olmayan mi var çekimlik her nefeste
English:
You always find a friend at their homie's side / Do you shoot straight (have no side-shots) with every breath?
 
The page also contains hidden text which reads:

I have nothing to do with Facebook, Twitter, or forum accounts.

Skrillex Homepage
Skrillex's homepage, as of Wed. night.

On his Twitter page, Skrillex (also known as the former singer of emo/screamo group From First to Last) expressed amusement at the hack, writing:
The defacement is only the latest of an estimated 90,000 sites that the Turkish hacker has hacked or defaced.  Records of his exploits can be found here [1][2][3].

SkrillexSkrillex agreed it was an honor to get hacked by eboz. [Image Source: World of Dance]

Among his most notable were “achievements” were hacks on "a few DNS/NS servers of facebook" and the alleged discovery of a zero day (unpublished) vulnerability in Google Inc.'s (GOOG) Gmail in August 2012.  He also used DNS attacks to redirect users to hacked pages for Google, Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), Apple, Inc. (AAPL), The Coca-Cola Comp. (KO), and other top corporations' Pakistani (*.pk) webpages. In an interview eboz says he did the hack "to show [Pakistani "script kiddies"] they are not only ones hacking big targets on the planet.

The hacker was unabashed about his black hat efforts, in a TechCrunch interview bragging that he sells compromised Facebook.com, Inc. (FB) accounts and personal information in forums for thousands of dollars.  In the interview he says of his motives:

i am not a kid trying to get attention, just showing how the world’s biggest companies fails in security.... Trust me, there are such underground forums & communities in the deep web. deep web, is not accessed by regular users... Security doesn’t exist. and i have proved it.

He commented in that interview that he came close to being caught in a 2010 raid, but has been free of police scrutiny since.  Perhaps one reason for his relative safety is the fact that he always works alone.  Asked about his thoughts on the hacker/attack-scripting community Anonymous, he writes derisively:

anonymous? they are pathetic, have no web-hacking skill, mainly expertise at TCP/UDP DDoS attacks or botnets. anonymous are something, which i would like to call, 'freedom for the skiddies'. i have had bad-relations with anonymous in the past.

Ironically, some members of Anonymous seem rather awe-struck by Eboz's work; despite the insults YourAnonNews often posts on his exploits on Twitter:
Among the other interesting unsubstantiated claims made by the hacker include his claim that he knew a high level Russian hacker/coder who created the exploit code that underlies Duqu/Flame/Stuxnet virus, which he sold to the U.S. and Israeli governments to attack Iran's nuclear facilities and oil infrastructure.  Like Gary McKinnon (the UK's "UFO hacker"), he says he's hacked into the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration "a few times, tried getting evidence of UFOs." ... when he's not defacing musicians webpages, that is.

Sources: Skrillex, TechCrunch





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