[Owasp-greece] CERN's LHC network hit by Greek hackers

Konstantinos Papapanagiotou conpap at di.uoa.gr
Sat Sep 13 16:11:07 EDT 2008

Thanks για την πληροφόρηση, πολύ ενδιαφέρον! Πλέον την είδηση καλύπτει
και το In.gr: http://www.in.gr/news/article.asp?lngEntityID=937462&lngDtrID=252

At Saturday, September 13, 2008, 12:29:32 AM, you wrote:

> http://www.itpro.co.uk/606150/cerns-lhc-network-hit-by-greek-hackers

> A major warning about the physics experiment's security, as hackers
> bring its website down.

> The Large Hadron Collider at Cern has been hit by hackers, raising big
> concerns about the IT used on the project, according to reports.
> The Telegraph has reported that a group called the 'Greek Security
> Team' hacked into the facility and posted a warning about weaknesses
> in the project's massive IT infrastructure.
> It said that the hackers left a message on the collider's network
> which described the technicians working on the project as
> "schoolkids", giving a warning that they were not to be messed with.
> The website www.cmsmon.cern.ch cannot be accessed by the public due to
> the attack, but the hackers did say they had no intention of
> disrupting the work of the experiment.
> According to the report, Cern scientists were extremely worried about
> the attack because the hackers were a "step away" from the computer
> control system of one the machine's magnetic detectors.
> It also said that if they hacked into a second part of the network,
> parts of the machine could have been switched off.
> James Gillies, spokesman for Cern, told the Telegraph: "There seems to
> be no harm done. It was quickly detected.
> "We have several levels of network, a general access network and a
> much tighter network for sensitive things that operate the LHC."
> He also said that the LHC website was very visible, with 98 per cent
> of emails sent being spam.
> The experiment has already gone live, with particle collisions
> expected in October.

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