Websites owned by the world-renowned hardware manufacturer ASUS have been targeted over the last couple of days by hackers. The victims are ASUS’ Republic of Gamers site (rog.assus.com) and the “notebook” subdomain of ASUS Italy (notebook.asus.it).
The Republic of Gamers (ROG) site was defaced on Saturday by hackers of the Pakistan Cyber Army. They breached the website as a form of protest against the “disrespect” shown to their “beloved Prophet” Mohammed.
“We rispect Other Peoples Religion, and Our Religion Should Be Rispected. This Site Has Been Hacked After U.S Released a Movie after Our Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W),” they wrote on the affected webpage, according to
The hacktivists claim that no information from the website has been “deleted, leaked or downloaded.”
However, the ones from the Turkish Ajan Hacker Group haven’t been so merciful
. Not only have they defaced the website, but they have also leaked thousands of records containing names, email addresses and other information.
Cyber War News informs that the dumped files
contain the details of at least 8,000 users.
“Hearts a petrified Monster Israeli Zionists. You will find us in the face of all the games you've played,” the attackers wrote on the defaced page.
The same collective has claimed responsibility for the hacks that targeted Siemens and Domino’s India. From the site of Domino’s they have leaked
the details of over 37,000 customers.
On the other hand, this isn’t the first time when Muslim hackers deface a site to protest against the controversial YouTube clip and the French cartoon that feature the Prophet Mohammed in a blasphemous manner. In the past days, numerous websites from all over the world have been defaced, including the one of the US Department of Agriculture
The ROG website has been restored by the administrators, but notebook.asus.it
is still displaying the logo and the message posted by the hackers.