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Anyone caught not refilling the coffee machine will be prosecuted --The Mgmt. [Sep. 20th, 2001|09:54 am]
Roy Janik
I've been saying for years that if you're going to hack websites, the way to go about is to maintain control of the site and just subtly alter things to suit your purposes. I'm sure that people do this all the time, but this is the first time I've heard about it. Check this out:

http://www.securityfocus.com/news/254

So some bloke named Adrian Lamo hacked into Yahoo news via an incredibly easy exploit, and started making subtle changes to stories, as an experiment. My favorite one was this, regarding the NSA:

"Rebuilding the NSA is the committee’s top priority. In partnership with AOL Time Warner, we fully expect to bring you a service you can’t refuse."

It's being referred to as a 'Subversion of Information Attack", which is a pretty good name. If you've ever read Shrodinger's Cat, it reminds me a lot of one of the subplots in there. So yeah, it's interesting times for hacking, hackers, and the people who fight them. Hell, just look at the NIMDA worm. Now that's pretty!
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[User Picture]From: nekomouser
2001-09-20 08:33 am (UTC)
Forget the NIMDA worms, it's the rats of NIMDA that give me the heebie-jeebies.
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[User Picture]From: cailin23
2001-09-20 11:17 am (UTC)
Mmm....midget sign changers. . .
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