Romanian Government Portal Defaced by Anonymous, President Mocked
The Public Information Portal (publicinfo.gov.ro), a website owned and managed by the Romanian government, was breached and defaced by members of Anonymous.
The main page of the website where Romanian citizens can obtain documents and information on projects and laws has been altered to display an image that mocks the country’s president, Traian Basescu.
“Hello to all visitors. We recently found out that our president Basescu (aka Base) is gay, part-time n***r and also pregnant :s Meanwhile, after long researches we think that we finally managed to find his cousin too,” the hackers wrote.
“That’s all for now. Stay tuned for the dumps and more great news! Cheers ;).”
According to the hackers, they plan on leaking all the files and all the information stored in the site’s database, but not before analyzing it.
The hackers told us that there wasn’t any particular reason for targeting the Public Information Portal. They simply breached it because it belongs to the government and “anything that belongs to the government must be hacked.”
While this article was written, the website was taken down, but the image posted by the hackers could be seen by the site’s visitors for more than an hour.
Of course, this is not the first time when Anonymous strikes a site that belongs to the Romanian government.
On April 2, they defaced the website of Miercurea Ciuc, a city where the majority of the population is ethnic Hungarian, to protest against the demands made by the community lately.
Other recent hacks targeted Atomic Data and Analysis Structure for Fusion in Europe (ADAS-EU), numerous science and research facilities, and the site of the International Monetary Fund.