Detail of 2014 Indonesia Visa on passport

Be Careful on your (Digital) Travels

If you were planning on visiting Bogor at, er, Visitbogor(dot)com you may want to leave your online passport at home until the site owners fix a bump in the itinerary. Namely: a webpage defacement bearing shout-outs to various hacker crews and individuals.

In 2010, Bogor was voted as the most attractive tourist destination in Indonesia so it has a fair bit of pulling power both online and off. Here’s the defacement:

Bogor hacked

There’s supposed to be a background image and a YouTube video embedded in the page, but they don’t seem to want to load.

There’s no malware or exploits being served up, so that’s something – but as with all compromised websites, there’s always the possibility of somebody coming along afterwards and making edits of a more malicious nature.

Youtube playlist
Source code

Hacked websites in general are a goldmine for scammers, and everybody is a target – the bigger the name, the better.

You can always visit the Official Bogor page in the meantime until the defacement on the increasingly popular VisitBogor site is cleaned up – and don’t forget to check out our list of travel tips to keep you safe on your wanderings.

Christopher Boyd


Christopher Boyd

Former Director of Research at FaceTime Security Labs. He has a very particular set of skills. Skills that make him a nightmare for threats like you.