Swedish hackers strike back at Turkish hackers

The Local reports that Swedish hackers have exacted revenge upon their Turkish counterparts, who earlier this month attacked around 5000 Swedish websites.

The Swedes breached the security at the Turkish forum Ayyildiz, accessing their database and publishing details of thousands of usernames and passwords. Ayyildiz is a forum used by Turkish hackers to brag about their exploits.

We have chosen to leak these user details in response to the many recent attacks on Swedish web hosts and websites following the publication of a satirical drawing by Lars Vilks portraying the Muslim prophet Muhammad as a roundabout dog

The Swedes also broke into email and MSN accounts and sent messages using the stolen identities. One of the images posted was a pornographic depiction of Mohammed and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

The expression, if we are not mistaken, is “pwned”.

5 Responses to “Swedish hackers strike back at Turkish hackers”

  1. marc says:

    pwned? Did you mean owned?

  2. Andrew Nixon says:

    I believe that “pwned” is the term that “da kidz” use, not being bothered to move their fingers that extra 5 millimetres to the “O” key.

    As funny as the story is, I have to say that it’s a bit pathetic, as hacking in general is.

  3. marc says:

    Tit for tat, but thanks for the clarificaton Andrew.

  4. Dan says:

    Just FYI:

    Pwn is a slang term that implies domination and/or humiliation of a rival. The word “pwn” may have arisen and spread as a typo (or fat-finger) of the word “own,” arising from the proximity of the ‘p’ and ‘o’ keys on a standard English keyboard. Sometime in the 1980s, along with the advent of the hacker phenomenon, “pwned” became a synonym for “hacked” or “taken over by exploitation of a vulnerability.” The word “pwn” remains in use as Internet social-culture slang meaning: to take unauthorized control of someone else or something belonging to someone else by exploiting a vulnerability.

  5. marc says:

    Fascintaing, I always read it as “owned” which also appears in the same slang usage in some places I’ve, er, been.