[ISN] 6,000 Hackers Stumped in Efforts to Break Into Hungarian Web Site

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Date: Wed Sep 02 1998 - 19:00:47 PDT

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    BUDAPEST (September 2, 1998 1:37 p.m. EDT http://www.nandotimes.com)  At
    least 6,000 computer hackers from around the world failed to break into a
    Hungarian computer safety company's Web site, organizers said Wednesday at
    the end of a four-month competition on the Internet. 
    The company, Telnet Hungary, had put up a prize worth one million forints
    ($4,500 dollars) for anyone who could break the code for its:
    http://www.hackme.telnet.hu Web site. 
    At hackers' request, it even extended the original two-week competition to
    four months, but none of the approximately 6,000 visitors to the site
    managed to break the code, the company said. 
    The prize money will now go into further development of computer safety
    systems, it added. 
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