The Brazilian Connection: Brazilian Defacement Groups Stake their Claim

by Michael Poor
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute hackers

On June 22, 2001, Prime Suspectz, a Brazilian hacker group, defaced four Microsoft sites in less than one hour1. According to one of the pages they defaced, three of the sites were defaced in just half an hour! Brazil is a country of impressive statistics. A land of contrasts, Brazil is the 5th largest country, and one of the largest economies in the world2. Despite its wealth of natural resources and large labor pool, Brazil is a country with extremely unequal distribution of wealth.