Secureroot (http://secureroot.com/) was defaced on December 26. According to the defacement, "r00t-access crew" had compromised the system roughly six months ago, and had gone unnoticed. Secureroot is part of the "m4d" network which also includes Medialeech (medialeech.com) and m4d (m4d.com). Secureroot is one of many About Network portal sites. At the time of this commentary, m4d.com is still defaced. The defacer(s) included this message which may indicate why they just now changed the front page: "btw- your site was cool until you stoppedupdatingit."
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