Hacked Ethics

April 24, 2014 11:42 am

by Eric The Younger · 6 comments

Fresh from the tipline and confirmed using multiple machines and browsers, our lovely ethics site has been hacked.

If you go to http://ethics.ga.gov/ instead of seeing the normal splash page where you can do your research on lobbyists as well as elected officials, you get to see a lovely photo of Iran courtesy of the Ashiyane Digital Security Team .

Why would an Iranian hacker group take out the Georgia Ethics website? I haven’t a clue, but maybe they just wanted to be kind and let the State of Georgia know there was a security flaw.

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::Update::

It seems to have been fixed.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

saltycracker April 24, 2014 at 3:54 pm

So many jokes here, so little time

Will Durant April 24, 2014 at 4:49 pm

WTH, I’m retired, I’ll start.

Couldn’t find any ethics to hack.
Did you mean hackneyed ethics?
Wouldn’t this be better termed as hacking hacks?
Didn’t Patrick Milsaps already hack it up enough?
Imagine Sharia Law applied to Georgia Politicians. They don’t have enough hands.

xdog April 24, 2014 at 7:04 pm

There’s a chance here for a real coup for PP. Run down that IT guy who’s suing for wrongful termination from the ethics board staff, John Hair I believe is his name, and get his take on the hack.

Raleigh April 25, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Too easy,
The top 10 reasons why an Iranian hacker group took out the Georgia Ethics website.

10. Already been done by elected state government officials.
9. The Iranians needed easy practice for the rookie hackers on their team.
8. Iranian hackers downloaded the site by mistake thinking it held some important information.
7. It was just too easy to do.
…….
Feel free to add your own…enjoy

saltycracker April 25, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Reason they left: they ran into our Iranian firewall: An invitation to a Georgia political BBQ

Raleigh April 25, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Good one, I like it.
Two more
The Iranians were looking for 21 virgins but found none on the state web site.
AND
You mean we hit “Reply ALL” oh NO!