Typosquitting?* Dyslexic Hacktivism

A report from John Leyden for The Register – Angry Brazilian whacks NASA to put a stop to … er, the NSA – describes how a Brazilian hacktivist defaced the NASA website because he apparently mistook it for the NSA’s. As the subtitle to the article says, “‘Facepalm’ doesn’t even begin to describe this one”.

There are now frantic security checks going down at web sites belong to the NCSA, RCA, RSA and possibly even ICSA Labs.

*I don’t think there is any such word as typosquitting. But ‘squitter’ is an archaic word for a watery stool, which somehow seemed more than usually fitting.

David Harley
Small Blue-Green World
ESET Senior Research Fellow

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