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Official BlackBerry Blog Hacked – All Seems To Be Well Now

Team Poison Hack

I didn’t want to mention this when we first saw it because hacked websites can do nasty things to your computer through your browser. Now that it seems RIM has things under control you can check out the screenshot above to see what happened earlier today. RIM got called out by this team of hackers because RIM said they were helping the London Police. Hacking RIM’s WordPress blog is not a huge security breach but who knows what information was on there.

The message they left for RIM on the homepage stated:

"You Will _NOT_ assist the UK Police because if u do innocent members of the public who were at the wrong place at the wrong time and owned a blackberry will get charged for no reason at all, the Police are looking to arrest as many people as possible to save themselves from embarrassment…. if you do assist the police by giving them chat logs, gps locations, customer information & access to peoples BlackBerryMessengers you will regret it, we have access to your database which includes your employees information; e.g – Addresses, Names, Phone Numbers etc. – now if u assist the police, we _WILL_ make this information public and pass it onto rioters…. do you really want a bunch of angry youths on your employees doorsteps? Think about it…. and don’t think that the police will protect your employees, the police can’t protect themselves let alone protect others….. if you make the wrong choice your database will be made public, save yourself the embarrassment and make the right choice. don’t be a puppet..

p.s – we do not condone in innocent people being attacked in these riots nor do we condone in small businesses being looted, but we are all for the rioters that are engaging in attacks on the police and government…. and before anyone says "the blackberry employees are innocent" no they are not! They are the ones that would be assisting the police."

Thanks Mac @PocketBerry for pointing this out to me earlier

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  1. This is so ridiculous :D. What’s next? going after the employees of Telecoms companies because they gave access to the police to voice and text messages? And after that it will be the media, etc.

  2. This hacking wave is out of control, hackers aren’t the same no more its all about being famous 5-10 years ago if a hacker knew he could get info from a major company he’s going to get it & don’t post what he does the media is treating this like its another Casey Anthony trail all over again

  3. That is just plain stupid… by posting that message they’re no better then the looters and rioters who have hurt businesses and innocent people. Sheesh!!!

    If the people are proven innocent and didn’t participate in the rioting then they won’t be charged. Last I check Britain was not a dictatorship.

    Crime has been committed and by protecting people involved you are aiding and abetting.

    If Rim has successfully negotiated BES viability in middle east countries and other international governments I doubt that they’re going to bow to threats made by people no better then the rioters/looters involved.

  4. I agree with RIM informing blackberry bearers that they are subject to the law and that RIM will assist the authorities to assist with the application of the law.

    Blackberry users can not say at a later date that they were not informed that their messages may be read by legal authorities from a certain point in time onwards.

    The individuals who continue to use their bb to send information which leads to an act punishable by law have no legal recourse – they were warned.

    The individual must take full responibility for their own actions.

    Shoud someone receive a message on their bb relating to acts punishable by law then they must ignore those comments and not reply or forward them to another person.

    As to the group or persons who have threatened RIM – they too will be under invesitgation. No-one should be silly enough to comment directly to them ….

  5. The missing point is that RIM no longer hold the “Un-hacked” status anymore, even though it is a web blog.

    For a company whose core philosophy is “Security” this is bad for business.

    • Not true. Their blog is hosted by World Press, not by RIM servers. This is a key difference. RIM has still not been hacked.

  6. Well I’m not so sure hacking into a website blog is the same as hacking into a phone or their NOCs. At the last hackathon convention in Vancouver it took hackers about 20 minutes to get into a BB phone and they still couldn’t get to the root of it… and they’re computer security specialists!

    Also considering this is a WordPress Blog and not a “true” Rim powered website off their servers I think people are reading more into it then they should.

  7. RIM should not work with the police. Blackberry user should have privacy. This is a bad decision of RIM.

    That they put down the forum.. I hope it’s a lesson.

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