David Beckham’s official website was attacked on Sunday by hackers hours after his wife Victoria Beckham gave birth to their first daughter. While Beckham was busy celebrating the birth of ‘Harper Seven,’ a mysterious hacker left a message on the famous footballer’s homepage.
The hacker of davidbeckham.com posted a photo of a dog attempting to eat a poster of dog food to the website’s main header. Written at the bottom of the photo is the message: “ScooterDAshooter = FAIL.’ No clues lead to who ScooterDAshooter is, but a simple Google search returns a number of profiles on gaming sites, a YouTube channel (that features an instructional video titled ‘How to hack a website SQL Injection) and a PlayStation network user name.
Graham Cluely of software company Sophos, wrote in a blog post: “Fortunately it appears that this particular hack is more about defacement than being malicious – if those who broke in had chosen to, they could probably have inserted malicious code into David Beckham’s website to install malware onto visiting computers.” Cluely also said that Beckham is not the first football player to have his website hacked. Two years ago, Argentinean Diego Maradona had his site compromised and Brazilian Ronaldinho’s site was hacked by a hacker who compared him to Jar Jar Binks and Osama bin Laden.
David and Victoria Beckham’s daughter Harper Seven was born on Sunday at the Cedars-Sinai medical facility in Los Angeles.