NBC Websites Hacked- References To Anonymous Left Behind In Message

NBC websites were hacked today. If you spent time searching for specific videos on NBC websites such as 30 Rock, SNL, and Jimmy Fallon you may have noticed some very strange messages left behind by the hackers.

NBC Hacked

The message in full reads:
REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER, THE GUNPOWDER TREASON AND PLOT. I KNOW OF NO REASON WHY THE GUNPOWDER TREASON SHOULD EVER BE FORGOT. REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER, THE GUNPOWDER TREASON AND PLOT. I KNOW OF NO REASON WHY THE GUNPOWDER TREASON SHOULD EVER BE FORGOT. REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER, THE GUNPOWDER TREASON AND PLOT. I KNOW OF NO REASON WHY THE GUNPOWDER TREASON SHOULD EVER BE FORGOT. REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER, THE GUNPOWDER TREASON AND PLOT. I KNOW OF NO REASON WHY THE GUNPOWDER TREASON SHOULD EVER BE FORGOT.
GREETZ TO ODAY, BRUT4L & S4VAGE
FUCK THE FEDS, 419 IS JUST A GAME~~
USER INFO – EXPOSED
PASSWORDS – DUMPED

Message References

In the beginning of the message, the hackers made a reference to November 5th, Guy Fawkes Day. For those who don’t know, Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up parliament on November 5th 1605. Anonymous has previously sworn to attack Facebook on Guy Fawkes day, November 5th, 2012.

“419 is just a game” is a reference to Nigerian spam email/phishing.

Conclusion

For what we know, NBC was hacked for exposure. No malicious attacks or information has been initiated or released by the hackers. Even though the threat of leaking passwords and usernames is present, it is not very clear whose personal data would be released, nor for what purpose.


Sean Doyle

http://Botcrawl.com

Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.