Toyota, Renault, and Chevrolet websites for Guatemala have been hacked and defaced by a group of hackers known as Cyber Criminals.
The list of defaced websites by Algeriano members of the hacktivist group, includes Toyota.com.gt, Renault.com.gt, and Chevrolet.com.gt with the following message:
“Hacked by Algeriano. TOYOTA & RENAULT & CHEVROLET Guatemala hacked. Cyber Criminals Was Here”
The hacker just wanted to warn the companies about their sites’ security. We are trying to reach out to official representatives of these companies to know more about the incident.
However, no sensitive data was available on these defaced websites of Toyota, Renault, and Chevrolet.
As per my knowledge, either all of these websites were hosted on the same server (maybe these companies hired the same third-party to develop their websites), or it is a targeted hack. The most likely scenario is that the sites have been exploited by a similar vulnerability, that helped hacker to deface them easily.
At the time of writing this article, the websites are still showing the defaced page and message of hackers. However, if by the time you open the site and they are working you can check the mirror links below for defaced pages.
- http://zone-h.com/mirror/id/22025495 for www.toyota.com.gt
- http://zone-h.com/mirror/id/22028170 for www.renault.com.gt
- http://zone-h.com/mirror/id/22028173 for http://www.chevrolet.com.gt
It is not the first time Toyota’s website has been hacked. It is consecutively getting defaced by hackers for the past three years.
Hopefully, these companies will learn from their mistakes and secure their websites, and it’s a stroke of good luck; no sensitive data was available on the servers. Otherwise, the private data of the users/clients could be at high risk.
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