Australian sites fall victim to Bangladeshi hackers

3xp1r3 Cyber Army takes down two NSW sites

At least two small Australian websites have fallen victim to the Bangladeshi 3xp1r3 Cyber Army hacker group. Sydney eatery Madam Fling Flong and Berowra-based cruise operator Macquarie Princess Cruises were both hacked by the group.

According to a Macquarie Princess Cruises employee, a vulnerability in the site's Joomla CMS install was responsible. The hacking took place earlier this week.

The sites were replaced with a 3xp1r3 Cyber Army page that decries killings on the Indian/Bangladesh border by India's Border Security Force, stating: "Thi1s war n3v3r 3nd. It's will b3 c0ti1n3d unt1l BSF (BladBusterd) st0p kll1ng Banglad3sh1 p3opl3". Both sites appear to be hosted by Smart Artist Internet, which was contacted for comment.

The Macquarie Princess Cruises site is back up, with expected to be back up today.

Tip courtesy of Katja Pearce.

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