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Printed from defaced in second attack

updated 12:55 pm EST, Tue November 20, 2007 defaced

An unidentified cracker known as malcor has defaced, marking the second compromised Apple-related website in what has become a series of attacks. Citing Mac user "smugness," malcor claims to be "amputating" the "rot" for the good of the Mac user community. Each attack includes an image of one or more rotting apples, usually in a late stage of decay or teaming with insects devouring the aging fruit, as well as a specific message to the Mac community.

"This website has been flagged for excessive Apple fanboism, and has been taken down for 24 hours," the defaced websites read. "This is a message to the rest of the Mac community, so listen up. Ever heard of hubris? Tone it down, and you will not be attacked. Everyone else is open game."

So far two sites have been compromised and defaced, with two warnings given prior to those attacks. First and now have seen their Web content replaced by the above message from malcor.

The attacker keeps an updated blog documenting each attack, and gives warning to each victim prior to defacing the website. Malcor also offers fairly definitive clues to the public about the next intended victim, and promises to continue the attacks in spite of numerous requests to the contrary.

"Lucky for the majority of you who are cheering these attacks on, I don't care at all what these fanbois think," malcor blogged two days ago. "So yes, the attacks will continue."

by MacNN Staff





  1. njfuzzy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    What a loser.

    Seriously, defacing a website isn't hacking anymore. This script kiddie should get a job, or a hobby.

  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969


    ah, yes...

    ...the usual 12-year old, boasting how 'kewl' he is.

    Enjoy your 15 minutes, Malcor.

  1. legacyb4

    Joined: Dec 1969


    not to mention...

    unless the website is hosted on a mac-based server, the hack itself really indicates nothing significant about anything...

  1. Pennywigeon

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I bet his parents sure are proud. Now if they could just get him to move out of the basement.....

    I do wonder though why a legal team hasn't already gone after him especially if he is blogging his script kiddie trophy room on a blog.

  1. ricardogf

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Take him down

    Just another nerd script kiddie defacing basic websites...someone should arrest this dork and put him out of his misery. Hackers are criminals just like any other, and deserve no less than prison with their coward anonymity.

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    what platform

    is he compromising? If it's about Mac fanboyism that's being attacked, but the sites are hosted on another platform, then malcor is just a lamer demonstrating nothing but the desire for attention. If malcor is hacking sites hosted on Macs, he has a clear and valid point about the "smugness" factor.

  1. mike3k

    Joined: Dec 1969


    isn't it illegal?

    Since he links to his own blog, why didn't Blogger take him down? Maybe if everyone flags it they will.

    Most 12 year olds are a lot more mature than him.

  1. JayMan8081

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Get Him!

    Was hasn't he been arrested? If he's stupid enough to be boasting about it on a blog it should be easy enough to track him down. And I also agree with the comments about the platform he's hacking being entertaining if they aren't OS X based hosting.

  1. robttwo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Wow, what a master or hacking. Next he will be using cheat codes on his xBox.


  1. Philip Wing

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Windows server hacker

    I wonder if this fool is just hacking at Windows servers? If he actually attacked websites located on MacOS X servers, he might have something to say. From what I can gather from the Leopard Network Utility, the first website may have some funny host, but the second may be Google hosted.

    I perceive that he also doesn't understand the business term of "Evangelism".

    FYI, I have a nephew that sounds like this fellow. I think he keeps cruising certain anti-Mac websites trolling for various rumors. Claiming we have to throw out our systems to get more memory I think was one of his false claims. He didn't want to listen to me when I tried countering him. Unfortunately, he's the son of my wife's favorite sister... :(

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