Fatal Error ownz you - #Ferror irc.gigachat.net By : Elemento_pcx ;* IIS devolta e sempreIt appears to have been a defacing type of attack. I think Amboy outsources its online banking so it's likely that no account data was compromised. So the only results of this may be that the website being down for a little bit. I called the Amboy's service number (1-877-22-AMBOY) and the service rep would only confirm that their IT department is working to restore the website. She didn't have any more details.
I did some searching for similar attacks. I found this South African news article which reported on attacks on South African university websites in 2002. In those cases, website content was removed and replaced with the message:
badsector ownzz...greetz: Elemento_pcx - phyr3 - JTec [email protected]
Note the similarities. The article mentioned that all of these websites had been running Windows 2000.
This highlights the need for strong network security on banking websites. Hopefully, all of Amboy's customers' account records are kept in encrypted and protected databases. I also hope Amboy will keep its customers informed in a timely way especially if there's more to this incident than just a website defacement.
Credit for first reporting on this goes to this FW thread.