Jay-Z Android app hacked to display anti-Obama messages on 4th of July

I'm sure the NSA is all over tracking down the perps.

...The only visible indication that a user is infected comes via a time-based trigger that is set to activate on July 4, Independence Day in the United States. On that day, the malware will replace the wallpaper on the infected device with an altered image (below, second from right) of President Obama that comments on recent events in the United States...

Obama pic
Text on the hack image reads:


  • "YES WE SCAN"

  • "WE ARE WATCHING YOU"

  • "OBEY US"

  • "CONTROL"




Disclaimer: It wasn't me.



Posted by: Purp at 06:37 AM



Comments

1 What kind of rube has a jay Z app? Jay Z is to hip hop as Taylor Swift is to Country.

Posted by: dananjcon at July 06, 2013 06:48 AM (i7PCT)

2 Great hack non the less.

Posted by: dananjcon at July 06, 2013 06:51 AM (i7PCT)

3 When I think of cool and hip, naturally, Jay-Z and Handsome Barry Obama are the first to come to mind. Gack!

Posted by: Fritz at July 06, 2013 06:56 AM (G9Mmf)

4 I guess Momjeans ain't cool no mo'?

Posted by: zsasz at July 06, 2013 06:56 AM (MMC8r)

5 Is this the Saturday morning open thread?

If so, then bring out the Vic!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 06, 2013 06:56 AM (UTq/I)

6 I usually get up and read the ONT while waiting for Vic.

o~O <------Me this morning.

Posted by: Miss Marple at July 06, 2013 06:58 AM (GoIUi)

7 "Yes, we scan"
awesome -- hope the O chokes on it


Posted by: no one of consequence at July 06, 2013 07:01 AM (/1prf)

8 I think it's obvious just how many peeps have this app given that it went off on 7/4 and the news breaks two days later.

Your a star JZ, a star I tells ya!

Putz.

Posted by: Bayou City at July 06, 2013 07:02 AM (9ppEA)

9 I think its only a pirated version that has the hack in it.

Posted by: Purp at July 06, 2013 07:04 AM (6RkVc)

10 I suspect the people with this app have no idea about the NSA spying. Way below LIV.

Posted by: Museisluse at July 06, 2013 07:05 AM (cUr6b)

11 Hahahahahahahahahaha!

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 06, 2013 07:06 AM (lxc0s)

12 #10 So true. They probably thought it was a cool new feature.

Posted by: Miss Marple at July 06, 2013 07:10 AM (GoIUi)

13
It wasn't me, either. But LOLOL!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at July 06, 2013 07:10 AM (XPZpj)

14 Finally...the bullets appear correctly.

Posted by: Purp at July 06, 2013 07:12 AM (6RkVc)

15 Bizarre. All the comments disappeared!

Posted by: Miss Marple at July 06, 2013 07:12 AM (GoIUi)

16 Hello? Comments wiped out?

Uh oh...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 06, 2013 07:12 AM (+98Gb)

17 Oh, good, J.J. You saw it too!

Posted by: Miss Marple at July 06, 2013 07:13 AM (GoIUi)

18 17 Oh, good, J.J. You saw it too!
Posted by: Miss Marple at July 06, 2013 07:13 AM (GoIUi)


I'm a demon for detail. Good morning (I hope).

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 06, 2013 07:13 AM (+98Gb)

19 Go hackers.

Posted by: Invictus at July 06, 2013 07:13 AM (OQpzc)

20 Now if they can do it so that it says "Justice for Zimmerman!"

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 06, 2013 07:14 AM (lxc0s)

21 "I think its only a pirated version that has the hack in it."

That's most likely true, but in a way, that makes it even funnier. Some of JZ's peeps are thieves. I shocked, SHOCKED I tell you!

Posted by: Bayou City at July 06, 2013 07:14 AM (9ppEA)

22 I edited the post to try and get the list bullets working. Sometimes that hides the comments until the next comment is posted.

Posted by: Purp at July 06, 2013 07:14 AM (6RkVc)

23 All your electronic tchotchkes are belongs to us.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 06, 2013 07:15 AM (+98Gb)

24
I'm condemned to the purgatory of minding our table of items for sale during our community yard sale.

Entertain me! (Please, I beg of you!)

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at July 06, 2013 07:15 AM (XPZpj)

25 So, is this the de-facto Morning Thread?

Meh. Why take chances:



DAY 242

1,219 to go (1,292 to Inauguration Day 2017)


Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, McCain's, MIRV's, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 06, 2013 07:16 AM (+98Gb)

26 24 Entertain me! (Please, I beg of you!)
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at July 06, 2013 07:15 AM (XPZpj)


It's Queen Victoria!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 06, 2013 07:17 AM (+98Gb)

27
21 "I think its only a pirated version that has the hack in it."

That's most likely true, but in a way, that makes it even funnier. Some of JZ's peeps are thieves. I shocked, SHOCKED I tell you!
Posted by: Bayou City at July 06, 2013 07:14 AM (9ppEA)


They're living large and totes gangsta!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at July 06, 2013 07:18 AM (XPZpj)

28 #26 I gave up on yard/garage sales. I detest haggling over stuff, especially when people want to offer the a dime for a 25 cent item.

What I do is split stuff I don't want between the Salvation Army and box lots I send to the auction house, where they get rid of it ALL and give me a check.

Posted by: Miss Marple at July 06, 2013 07:19 AM (GoIUi)

29 Apparently putting a clickable image next to a bullet list calls RenderFuckedUp() and image overlays the bullets...

I got around that by putting the list in a table.

Posted by: Purp at July 06, 2013 07:21 AM (6RkVc)

30 I managed to pick up the Trojan X in my normal course of surfing.

Posted by: sTevo at July 06, 2013 07:24 AM (Tssnh)

31 I gots 99 problems, and this bitch App ain't one.

Thug life! Peace!

Posted by: Fritz at July 06, 2013 07:27 AM (G9Mmf)

32 Hijacked ad feeds use Flash as a major infection vector. Rather than trying to hack a large site like Amazon, they'll hack the ad feeds instead, which are done by 3rd parties

Posted by: Purp at July 06, 2013 07:28 AM (6RkVc)

33 your electronic tchotchkes are belongs to us.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 06, 2013 07:15 AM (+98Gb)

--------

Tchotchkes. Now there is a weird you don't hear much anymore. I like to store mine in a china cabinet. I suppose you could call it:
Drum roll please....







Tchotchkes in Hutch.
Thank you. Don't forget to tip your waitresses.

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 06, 2013 07:34 AM (lxc0s)

34 So, Purp.. you bloggers get as nice a set of editing tools as us commenters, eh?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 06, 2013 07:34 AM (UTq/I)

35 yer killin' me, Darth!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 06, 2013 07:35 AM (UTq/I)

36 Attention, you dipshit "Anonymous" twerps:

THIS is the definition of hacking. Downloading a DDoS tool from The Pirate Bay and plotting with your fellow pimply shut-in losers on 4chan to "take down" a website for all of 2 minutes before they bounce operations to another server is not hacking. It's being an annoying, but most importantly, ineffective little twerp with delusions of Sticking It To The Man.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at July 06, 2013 07:35 AM (JDIKC)

37 33 Tchotchkes in Hutch.
Thank you. Don't forget to tip your waitresses.
Posted by: Darth Randall at July 06, 2013 07:34 AM (lxc0s)

Gevalt.

;-)

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 06, 2013 07:36 AM (+98Gb)

38 you bloggers get as nice a set of editing tools as us commenters, eh?

Its even worse for post composition.

Posted by: Purp at July 06, 2013 07:38 AM (6RkVc)

39 My father, of blessed memory, was king of malapropos.

Starsky and Hutch = Husky and Starch
Sylvester Stallone = Sylverster Stalin

Mash-up of Lost in Space and Get Smart = Get Lost
Mash-up of Hugh Grant and Cary Grant = Hugh Carey

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 06, 2013 07:39 AM (+98Gb)

40 Apparently putting a clickable image next to a bullet list calls RenderFuckedUp() and image overlays the bullets...

----------------

Behold the feature-rich complexity and powerful editing functions of Minx 0.7 alpha.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at July 06, 2013 07:39 AM (JDIKC)

41 I could get better formatting features in WordStar 3.2...

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 06, 2013 07:41 AM (UTq/I)

42 Funny thing is most of these show up on Obamaphones, I'm bettin'.

Posted by: zsasz at July 06, 2013 07:45 AM (MMC8r)

43 I think its actually an egregious design oversight "feature" in the HTML spec.

Posted by: Purp at July 06, 2013 07:46 AM (6RkVc)

44 Kind of don't want it to be Saturday, as the trial in which Zim walks scott-free, laughing at Treyvon supporters, wont be going on today.

Posted by: UWP at July 06, 2013 07:49 AM (r98SZ)

45 This was a hack? Jay-Z and Barry are pals.

Posted by: fluffy at July 06, 2013 07:51 AM (z9HTb)

46 OK, read the bullet points.

I'm blaming caffeine levels.

Posted by: fluffy at July 06, 2013 07:52 AM (z9HTb)

47 he may be acquitted but there will be no laughing as the fee shirt army has heard the call to riot and will respond

Posted by: thunderb at July 06, 2013 07:55 AM (zOTsN)

48 44 Kind of don't want it to be Saturday, as the trial in which Zim walks scott-free, laughing at Treyvon supporters, wont be going on today.
Posted by: UWP at July 06, 2013 07:49 AM (r98SZ)


The defense is going to go after the prosecution with a flame thrower. In a sane world this never would have come to trial, but so be it. The DA and the judge are hacks who want Zimmerman to swing. I pray that the jury sees this and is not afraid (though justifiably so) of the race-hustlers and other fiends who may very well target them for doing the right thing and acquitting an innocent man.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 06, 2013 07:55 AM (+98Gb)

49
fee shirt=free shit

need coffee stat

Posted by: thunderb at July 06, 2013 07:56 AM (zOTsN)

50 47 he may be acquitted but there will be no laughing as the fee shirt army has heard the call to riot and will respond
Posted by: thunderb at July 06, 2013 07:55 AM (zOTsN)


There will be a point when these bastards will be opposed by an equal if not greater force of We the People.

And that will be a sight to see, please G-d.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 06, 2013 07:57 AM (+98Gb)

51 49
fee shirt=free shit

need coffee stat
Posted by: thunderb at July 06, 2013 07:56 AM (zOTsN)


The guys get fee shirts.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 06, 2013 07:57 AM (+98Gb)

52 people of Sanford and surrounding communities should be taking measures to protect themselves.

Posted by: thunderb at July 06, 2013 07:58 AM (zOTsN)

53 52 people of Sanford and surrounding communities should be taking measures to protect themselves.
Posted by: thunderb at July 06, 2013 07:58 AM (zOTsN)


I wonder if the state police and local law enforcement can start setting up cordons to prevent the rioters (more than likely bussed in from Detroit, etc.) from taking up positions. Much like the NYPD cordoned off the Occupoopers.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 06, 2013 08:00 AM (+98Gb)

54 state and local police could set up anti riot measures but I do not think they will because cries of "Racism". It will be more like letting them "blow off steam" ala Denkins of NYC in which marauding mobs murder melanin challenged people in their wake

Posted by: thunderb at July 06, 2013 08:03 AM (zOTsN)

55 people of Sanford and surrounding communities should be taking measures to protect themselves.

Posted by: thunderb at July 06, 2013 07:58 AM (zOTsN)

This will only get them prosecuted for defending themselves.

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at July 06, 2013 08:04 AM (1hekh)

56
New thread. And it's not pretty.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 06, 2013 08:07 AM (+98Gb)

57 49

fee shirt=free shit

need coffee stat

Posted by: thunderb at July 06, 2013 07:56 AM (zOTsN)

You didnt need to correct for me. I am married to a foreign national, who when I married her spoke just basic conversational English. I have develop the ability to translate crap into understandable English.Of course, in the beginning, they could have used our stories as some type of sitcom. Oh yeah, my wife became a citizen in January after years of BS and thousands of dollars in legal fees so John McCain and Rubio can suck my d***.

Posted by: Taiwan_Joe at July 06, 2013 08:08 AM (O7aw+)

58 Starsky and Hutch = Husky and Starch

Sylvester Stallone = Sylverster Stalin



Mash-up of Lost in Space and Get Smart = Get Lost

Mash-up of Hugh Grant and Cary Grant = Hugh Carey

My favorite was always Car keys and Clutch = Starsky and Hutch

Posted by: Dontheflyer at July 06, 2013 08:14 AM (AsbsG)

59 39 My father, of blessed memory, was king of malapropos.

My mom continually called KFC "Kentucky Fried Colonel".

Posted by: Mr. Dave at July 06, 2013 08:34 AM (Gswof)

60 Behold the feature-rich complexity and powerful editing functions of Minx 0.7 alpha.

Maybe we can get whoever made this hack to fix up Minx?

Posted by: Ian S. at July 06, 2013 08:38 AM (OevbG)

61 Most excellent. This is the type of thing (alternative message channels) that I have long thought would appeal to the youth of today, and for which, the GOP (or the more enterprising element therein) or their inevitable replacement should be seizing upon. The message within the message is that advocating for liberty is rebellion against the system.

Posted by: assault flounder at July 06, 2013 09:41 AM (uHI0l)

62 39
My father, of blessed memory, was king of malapropos.



Starsky and Hutch = Husky and Starch

Sylvester Stallone = Sylverster Stalin



Mash-up of Lost in Space and Get Smart = Get Lost

Mash-up of Hugh Grant and Cary Grant = Hugh Carey

My mother-

Neiman Marcus = Norman Meecus
Evander Holyfield= Eevan Holander
Bears QB Jim McMahan= Jim Mc MayHan (but Ed McMahan was correct)
Antwaan Randle El(played for our beloved Hoosiers)=Ranton Andle Well

Posted by: unlurking/relurking at July 06, 2013 09:50 AM (BeB8F)

63 What? No "In Shit We Trust"?

Posted by: andycanuck at July 06, 2013 09:54 AM (9+vDU)

64

Behold the feature-rich complexity and powerful editing functions of Minx 0.7 alpha.

Reminds me of an old canard:

Alpha is software you'd never, ever subject anyone to, including your Mom.

Beta is software that you'd tie down your Mom and offer it to her, saying, "Here, Mom!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at July 06, 2013 09:56 AM (8V4jN)

65 Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of douche bags.

And fuck Beyonce too.

Posted by: nip at July 06, 2013 10:08 AM (lGVXf)

66
Here in Canada, we have French and English on our labeling, and have had for decades. My mom could never quite recognize this. She'd buy a sweater or skirt, and frequently speculate on what kind of synthetic fibre "woollaine" was. It didn't matter how often I pointed out that the label was just listing the fibre content in BOTH languages: "wool" and "laine". They were the SAME THING! It was just wool! No, she was convinced that woollaine was some sort of wool blend.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at July 06, 2013 10:35 AM (FkH4y)

67 This hack is hilarious. But the shock, confusion and fear that comes with being hacked is awful. Particularly in a world where a cellphone information is as telling as reading your 13 year old sister's diary.

Posted by: Future illegal immigrant at July 06, 2013 11:11 AM (2XlH8)

68 I love this!!! Puncture Jay Z's an Obama's ginormous egos at the same time.

So I guess the hackers have turned on Obama. Not good for him, but might get more interesting for us.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 06, 2013 01:24 PM (2mSdf)

69 Heh. ...Double thumbs up, to whoever did this.

Posted by: wheatie at July 06, 2013 01:45 PM (XWSNs)

70 Holy crap. Hackers finally invent a virus that serves a purpose.

Posted by: Bets at July 07, 2013 06:58 PM (tDvvM)

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Posted by: Jeffersonian at July 08, 2013 02:30 AM (60WUU)






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