Was checking out the site of a serious competitor yesterday, which everyone must do every once in a while, and found that his site had been hacked by “Tiger-M@te.” The hacker, apparently from Bangladesh (Bangladeshi HackeR), sent props to aBu.HaLiL501, w7sh.syria, Sy-Hacker, NmR.Hacker, Wa7sh Hacker, h311 c0d3.
What really surprised me was how long it took for the site owner to get the site back up. It was down for at least 12 hours.
Weak login credentials? Must be. Probably used his home address for his master server password, or something silly like that.
By my estimation, as we have very similar sites, he lost at least $ 300 during the downtime. An expensive lesson in server management.
Hacking: what a sorry waste of time, energy and talent. Hackers need serious therapy.