Cape Town - A part of the eNatis website appears to have been hacked, raising fresh fears over the security of the national system.By 11pm the site had been hacked a second time. This time the front page was completely vandalised (as shown above).
News24 received several tip-offs from the public on Wednesday that a section of the eNatis.com website had been breached by a hacker. When the "how do I" link on the eNatis.com website is clicked, the message "Sorry bro..anda terlambat. Patch By Tao. OK?!!." appears on a blank screen.
The words "!- Hacked by Tao -!" appear on the top of the screen.
No other parts of the website appear to have been affected by the hacker.
Its ironic that the original page (see Google cached page) proudly states "New look for eNaTIS Website" and goes on to explain how they are using Joomla, an open source content management system. Obviously there are security holes on their server, which the first polite hacker pointed out.
I guess they had all gone home by 4pm and decided to fix it in the morning, leaving the system vulnerable to a more obvious hack. They clearly don't have a clue.