WikiLeaks website has been hacked by a group named OurMine, whose past hacks have targeted tech CEOs, organizations, and news sites.
The attack redirected WikiLeaks users to a page created by OurMine which claimed that the attack was a response to a challenge from the organization to hack them.
The WikiLeaks homepage has been defaced and displayed a message that says:
“Hi, it’s OurMine (Security Group), don’t worry we are just testing your…. blablablab, oh wait, this is not a security test! Wikileaks, remember when you challenged us to hack you?”
“Anonymous, remember when you tried to dox us with fake information for attacking wikileaks?”. “There we go! One group beat you all! #WikileaksHack lets get it trending on twitter!”
There is no evidence that the WikiLeaks servers and website have been compromised, it appears that the website has been redirected to a hacker-controlled server using DNS poisoning attack.
OurMine has earlier hacked the social media accounts of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek.
Quickly after the hack, the site administrators retrieved access to the DNS server and now the WikiLeaks website is back online.
“OurMine offers companies security against hacking, charging up to $5,000 for a “scan” of their social media accounts, site security holes, and other security vulnerabilities, and advertises its commercial services by breaking into famous accounts.”