[ISN] Computer hackers raid Australian PM's website

From: mea culpa (jerichoat_private)
Date: Tue Sep 01 1998 - 02:38:33 PDT

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                     Computer hackers raid Australian PM's website
    RTw  01-09-1998 06:05 
        CANBERRA, Sept 1 (Reuters) - A computer hacker has struck the first
    low blow in Australia's election campaign by breaking into the ruling
    Liberal Party's official website, changing ministers' titles and adding
    links to hard-core sex sites. 
         Internet surfers hoping for information on senior Liberals on Monday
    would have found the prime minister renamed "The Dishonourable John
    Howard, Prime Minister, Minister for Pain, Suffering and Inequity." 
         Treasurer Peter Costello was described as "Minister for the Rich,
    Stomping the Poor, and Wrecking the Economy." His rival to succeed Howard,
    Workplace Relations Minister Peter Reith, was described as "Minister for
    Destruction of Workplace Fairness, the Gestapo and Propaganda." 
         The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported on Tuesday that requests
    for ministerial profiles led to a XXX-rated pornographic website. 
         A Liberal Party spokesman said the offending pages had been removed
    from the site, which is at www.liberal.org.au. 
         Howard has called an early election for October 3.
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