The HighTech Brazil HackTeam today welcomed the new year with a flood of attacks on several hundred Web sites worldwide, compromising the Web sites for the South African satellite TV service TopTV, the Greek National Printing Office, Indian wireless Internet provider Reliance Netconnect, and many others.

All hacked pages were defaced with the following message: "Hackeado por HighTech Brazil HackTeam - No\One - CrazyDuck - Otrasher - L34NDR0."

"TopTV’s Heather Kennedy said that they are aware of the breach of security on its website," MyBroadband reports. Kennedy later told MyBroadband that the TopTV site doesn't contain any subscriber information or financial data. "Subscriber information is all contained in the separate and secure CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system, which is unrelated in any way to the TopTV Web site," she said.

"Recently the official website of Interpol Indonesia National Central Bureau (interpol.go.id) and many Singapore websites were also hacked by [the] same hackers," notes The Hacker News' Mohit Kumar.