The unofficial website of one of the most popular Android ROMs—MIUI—has been hacked. The website, MIUI.us, typically hosts versions of MIUI that have been translated into English. According to Android Police, the hack was pulled off by a hacker nicknamed Federal, who went on to deface the website. The homepage and the forums were replaced by a picture of a horned devil with a pierced ear and the message "ownz By Federal. Welcome to the 0day."
Along with the message, an email address—Abdou@cybercriminalite.ma—and a song (which plays automatically) were also left on the website. The song is Magma's Yanayer. The email address is registered to website cybercriminalite.ma, which seems to be a Morrocon website.
However, the main page where new versions of the ROM can be downloaded don't seem to be effected. It is worth noting that only MIUI.us, which is owned and operated by an unofficial porting team, was affected and the official MIUI homepage—owned and operated by Xiaomi—was not.
MIUI is undoubtedly one of the most popular ROMs for Android devices and stands alongside AOKP, CyanogenMod and Paranoid Android as one of the most-downloaded ROMs. It originally started out as a copy of the iOS interface, but has slowly evolved into something much better and more functional than a lot of other ROMs, and even OSes.
It was originally created by Xiaomi as a variant of Android for its Mi smartphones. Both the Mi and Mi 2 run on MIUI, and the much-rumoured-about Mi 3 is expected to run a newer version which will bring the ROM up to Android 4.3, which is currently the most recent release of the operating system.