WHID 2008-56: Soulja Boy Myspace Hacked

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This is a first time a hacking report is a video flick. If, like me, you find it hard to understand, you can read a written summary on this Kiwi site. I guess that their readers also needed a translation of the speech in the video to English.

In a nutshell, hackers defaced Soulja Boy's MySpace page and published his e-mail and YouTube passwords on the net. They demanded $2,500 to give him his web presence back. For an artist that grew our of the Internet this presence is naturally very important, however he is now important enough that his record label was able to contact the different sites to get him his web properties back without paying the money.

In this case I have decided to categorize the attacked entity as Soulja Boy and not MySpace or YouTube, as I used to do in the past. The fact that the attack was against Soulja Boy properties around the web makes him, rather than any technology platform, the attack target.

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