Defacers are a set of cybercriminals who gain unauthorized access to webservers and related systems by attacking design, implementation, logic and configuration vulnerabilities in order to post illegitimate web content on that server.
The defacers use these databases to get credit for, or maintain a history of, their defacements.
The research presented in this paper was assembled to demonstrate the relationship between phishers and defacers, using the domains and timestamps in which phishing and defacement websites were reported.
The goal of this experiment was to demonstrate the relationship between phishers and defacers targeting a single organization.
The goal in this experiment was not only to use more data to show a larger impact by these defacers but also to demonstrate that some phishers target multiple organizations, giving law enforcement more motivation to open an investigation on the phisher.
From 2010 to 2012, there were 1,029 defacers that had a defacement string within one week of a phishing website.
Hackers, virus-writers, and web site defacers
would face life imprisonment without the possibility of parole under the proposed "Antiterrorism" legislation, which would classify most computer crimes as acts of terrorism.
Some repressions seemed like a species of lunacy: Think of the philatelists, coin collectors or accidental defacers
of Stalin's portraits routinely swept up by the police.
The so-called hack-a-thon is scheduled for this Sunday as part of the world's first global Defacers Challenge.
Lock down your servers because if the defacers succeed then the web's going to be in utter chaos this Sunday.
Attacks are also being made by Anti-India Crew, a pro-Islamic group which has carried out 454 attacks since July, and World's Fantabulous Defacers
which has carried out around 400 attacks since November 2001.
The company has pointed out that two hacking groups - Unix Security Guards and World Fantabulous Defacers
- carried out 111 digital attacks on Indian educational and business sites in May.