Whatsapp website briefly defaced by protestors

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A group of protesters demanding peace for Palestine took it upon themselves to paint their message across the Whatsapp website this morning. Taking responsibility, is KDMS, a team of pro-Palestinians claiming to be a part of the Anonymous group.

The Whatsapp page title was changed to ‘You got pwned’, the reasoning behind which seems to be all about Palestine losing land to Israel. The page goes on to say Palestinian land has been stolen by “Zionist”  and that they deserve their land back and their people released from Israeli jails.


The groups tag line seems to be ‘There is no full security’.

The actual Whatsapp messaging service wasn’t affected during the attack but the main website is currently down. The domain IP for the Whatsapp site was also changed, allowing the hackers to redirect people to any page they wanted.

Millions of people use Whatsapp as their primary messaging service every day, so it’s good to know that the actual service was not affected. However, maybe this could be seen as a wake up call for Whatsapp to step up its security.

KitGuru Says: While the Whatsapp site is down for now, presumably it won’t take too long to bring it back up and return it to normal. The question is though, whether security will be tightened enough to prevent a repeat attack?

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  • someone who knows
    October 8, 2013
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    u cant steal land from someone that doesnt exist and besides israel was there more than 2000 years ago so it means arabs stole that land

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  • Lee
    October 8, 2013
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    Israel didn’t exist there over 2000 years ago.
    Israel was invented in 1948.

    Before this Palestine was a region, it was never a country. Part of Syria, Egypt and Jordan. Similar to the region ‘Basque Country’, which is partially in France and partially in Spain.

    In 1948, this region was then ‘given’ to the Jews by the UK and UN. Obviously with the people of this region still living there.

    If you lived in a town, and suddenly said town was given away (by some random country, lets say China, who don’t really have a right to give it away anyway), how would you/you’re neighbours feel when when your house was knocked down without choice to make room for the newcomers? Especially considering you don’t get a new house out of it either, you’re just left there, with nothing.

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