Hotmail in Israel defaced by Turksec [Updated]

The popular email service Hotmail has been defaced in Israel by a Turkish hacker going by the name of TurkGuvenligi of Turksec.

It appears the site has been subject to a DNS hijack, the practice of redirecting the resolution of Domain Name System (DNS) names to rogue DNS servers. This is not the first time Microsoft has suffered defacements of its web properties. In 2004 microsoft.com was defaced and in late 2008 Microsoft's Irish website was also defaced by Turkish hackers.

An anti-semitic message has been left at the defaced site. Screencaps can be found here one / two ( warning: contains swearing).

At the time of posting the defacement still exists. Neowin has contacted Microsoft officials but at the time of writing has not received a response.

Update: Microsoft has responded to Neowin, courtesy of Christopher Budd, Response Manager, Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft:

  •   Around 4:30 AM Redmond time, Microsoft became aware that traffic was redirected from some of its .IL domain properties to other sites under others control. No other domains were affected.
  • As soon as we learned of this we mobilized our response process to understand the issue and restore service to customers.
  • Our investigation has shown that there was no attack against Microsoft properties or customers. In this case, attackers contacted a third party domain registrar posing as Microsoft and succeeded in having Microsoft-bound traffic directed to other, non-Microsoft systems.
  • We are in the process of restoring service for these .IL domains and apologize to customers for any inconvenience.
  • We will investigate the issue and take steps as appropriate to help try and prevent issues like this from occurring in the future."

 

Thanks to x-tarek for the news tip

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Ender2070 said,
+1

Trillions of US dollars go towards the illegal terrorism going on there against civilians.

Biased much?

I don't agree with the content of the message but anything that helps to raise the profile of the issue is worthwhile. The Israel/Palestine conflict continues to be fuelled and directly/indirectly supported by Western nations, despite the horrendous war crimes taking place. The US may continue to offer hollow criticism but until it withdraws funding to Israel the US can't claim any credibility.

theyarecomingforyou said,
I don't agree with the content of the message but anything that helps to raise the profile of the issue is worthwhile. The Israel/Palestine conflict continues to be fuelled and directly/indirectly supported by Western nations, despite the horrendous war crimes taking place. The US may continue to offer hollow criticism but until it withdraws funding to Israel the US can't claim any credibility.

+100

theyarecomingforyou said,
I don't agree with the content of the message but anything that helps to raise the profile of the issue is worthwhile. The Israel/Palestine conflict continues to be fuelled and directly/indirectly supported by Western nations, despite the horrendous war crimes taking place. The US may continue to offer hollow criticism but until it withdraws funding to Israel the US can't claim any credibility.

The right-wing in the US only supports Israel because it must exist for their so-called "End-Times" prophesy to come true.

Foub said,

The right-wing in the US only supports Israel because it must exist for their so-called "End-Times" prophesy to come true.

ohhh.. so prophecy it is.. that explains why they all give themselves so much freedom.. all for the prophecy.. anyone who stands in the way of the prophecy will be made kaputtttt

Paulz0r said,
What an immature and badly written message on the hacker's part.

good that he wrote it at least understandably.. imagine him writing in hebrew... probably using google translate..

++iHazCool said,

Whoaa! Popular? Since when?

You hadn't heard of it?

Hotmail is very popular.
Popular doesn't mean that it's good or that it's used...

Beaux said,

You hadn't heard of it?

Hotmail is very popular.
Popular doesn't mean that it's good or that it's used...

Have you looked up the term popular?

It is impossible for anyone from the Middle-East to be anti-Semitic. Semite isn't a people, its a language group which includes both Jewish and Arab languages....

Foub said,
It is impossible for anyone from the Middle-East to be anti-Semitic. Semite isn't a people, its a language group which includes both Jewish and Arab languages....

Persians, AKA Iranians, are middle-eastern but are not Semites.

Kudos said,

Persians, AKA Iranians, are middle-eastern but are not Semites.

Still can't be anti-Semitic. anti-Semitic implies a people. It isn't. They may hate the Jews, but they don't hate every other Semitic language there.

Saying anti-Semitic is like saying irregardless.

Foub said,

Still can't be anti-Semitic. anti-Semitic implies a people. It isn't. They may hate the Jews, but they don't hate every other Semitic language there.

Saying anti-Semitic is like saying irregardless.

So you're saying that it's "impossible" for Persians to hate Jews and Arabs? Also, the term Semitic has come to be an anthropological word as much a linguistic one, stop obsessing over it being a language group.

Good Job, Turkish hackers are pretty smart, you can't argue about that. They even found a way to even downgrade the iPhones baseband back to 04.08, no matter what you're on.
BTW: I am Turkish.

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