Amy Winehouse's website attacked by "SwagSec" hackers

Gerald Lynch Internet, Tech Digest news 7 Comments

winehouse.jpgAmy Winehouse has become the latest high-profile target for hackers. A collective known as Swagger Security or “SwagSec” (and not to be confused with LulZSec, who recently disbanded) gained control of www.amywinehouse.com long enough to deface the stars page.

Though the site is now being re-directed to the Rehab star’s Facebook page, SwagSec had littered it with animated GIFs and flashing text, as well as posting quite a rant against the star, who they refer to bizarrely as “the White devil” and, unflatteringly, “AMYcrackheaddevilWINEHOUSE “.

However, SwagSec’s real targets seem to be Anonymous, the hacking group who brought Sony’s PlayStation Network to its knees.

“ANTISEC, U ALREDY GOT OWNED ONCE… WE RUN THE INTERNET. U RUN F***INBRAZILIAN ROUTERS & A COUPLE SMALL-TIME BRAZILIAN .GOV’S,” reads part of the SwagSec rant.

“WE R NOT AFFILIATED WIT ANONYMOUS… DONT U DARE SAY WE R ANONYMOUS U F**IN MORANZ. ANONYMOUSDONT KNOW WTF DEY DOIN.”

SwagSec also claim to have hit websites belonging to Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Def Jam and the Klaxons, though we’d be surprised if even the Klaxons themselves noticed that particular attack.

By Gerald Lynch | July 1st, 2011





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