OK - this wasn't a mistake - "BRISTOLS" is offensive to certain types...
Bristol residents looking for bus and train timetables were confronted by a message from Islamic militants following a defacement of the TravelWest website. A self-styled "Arab Security Team" called Darkshadow sprayed digital graffiti on Bristol-based travel information website www.travelwest.info. Local reports speculate …
>That will teach us infidels, won't it? I'm assuming that anyone who missed the bus and was late for work could claim that the reason was a "terrorist attack"?
You do not take the bus, do you ? Of course not, if you did, you would know that since the cultural revolution of 1979, you can no longer rely on any time tables for public transport in the UK. You cannot miss a bus, the bus on the time table will be hours late. You do not really notice on busy routes, you do when you have to catch any of the first 3 of the day or you are on a route with poor service.
I searched Google for 'travelwest' and saw this:
Hacked By darkshadow. لا الله الا الله محمد رسول الله. Arab Security Team. Muslum Hackers. Www.Facebook.com/ArabSecTeam. Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Muslum Hackers? Bad typists or badly educated? Google only shows Muslum as a Turkish singer.
You'd have thought even a bus timetable site would have had a sensible level of security to keep out intruders wouldn't you. Maybe not for the need to keep out terrorist sympathisers, but at least to protect themselves from practical jokers ( which actually this kind of is) and disgruntled employees/members of the public.
But then, it does seem as if they're in good(?) company - considering the far more serious incidents recently.
I think to be fair its a low risk target. There is no sensitive info on a site like that and you can roll back in hours. There is not much point in spending huge amounts on top end sec.
Plus they're in good company. Not many organisations seem to be immune no matter how hard they try.
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