Defacing websites of highly visible and prominent organizations is increasingly becoming the tool of choice for Hacktivists in the region
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, February 15th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
With the flare-up of the regional hostilities in the physical world, the war in the virtual world has also escalated. Every day hacktivists are defacing websites to spread their message to the online world.
Not only are the hacktivists defacing websites and posting their messages on the home pages and inside pages, they immediately take screenshots and upload them to social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Once these posts are uploaded – they are immediately forwarded or retweeted to a large number of hashtags and groups.
Whereas in the past, website defacement message was limited in visibility, now its impact can be felt very quickly across the globe. News, Media and Government organizations are especially attractive targets as they have a very large visitor base that will immediately be affected. This phenomenon is bound to grow as the tensions in the region increase.
‘Managed’, a UAE based company, is a pioneer in website defacement monitoring and mitigation services, and has been providing website defacement monitoring and alerting to high-visibility companies in the region. Mr. Sameer Hussain, CEO of Managed said, “Monitoring the websites of News and Media companies is very challenging as these websites are very dynamic and have thousands of news pages and their content is always changing. Normal website defacement monitoring techniques result in a very large number of false alerts which will greatly reduce the effectiveness of the monitoring system.”
Managed has created a very sophisticated algorithm for its website defacement service, coupled with Social Media monitoring, which greatly reduces the false alerts and provides actionable results to its News and Media industry clients on a timely basis – so that damage control can happen very quickly thereby minimizing the impact of the defacement.
Managed has built its SecureSite platform to monitor and manage today’s complex, dynamic and diverse online presence of high-visibility Government or private sector organizations. The SecureSite service monitors many aspects of a website, including content, uptime, performance loading and DNS servers – as well as online threats, to ensure that the right information is being delivered at the right speed with high availability.
About Managed FZ-LLC
Managed is a rapidly-growing, trusted provider of innovative solutions in three core areas: Managed Security, Cloud Based Services and Application Monitoring Services. Built around the concept of safeguarding our client’s information and IT infrastructure – we enable our clients to focus on their business growth without worrying about their IT and security. Managed’s customer base includes Government organizations, telecom operators, media and news organizations and progressive small and medium business organizations in the region. Managed’s obsessive focus on customer service is built around its 24x7x365 NOC/SOC in Dubai, which provides proactive monitoring and client support services. Managed has been operating in the UAE for many years and brings decades of experience in running some of the world’s largest global data networks. For more information; please call +971 4 3746220 or visit www.managedservices.me