[ISN] Parts of the New York Times site still down after HFG attack

From: mea culpa (jerichoat_private)
Date: Sat Sep 19 1998 - 12:12:35 PDT

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    [Moderator: _Markoff said Friday. "I know very little about who this group
     is and whether they're more than one guy down in the basement."_
     This thoroughly pisses me off. Markoff mailed me on 
     Mon, 14 Sep 1998 08:24:20 +0100, and said "actually Jericho, the logs are
     very interesting. it's obvious you knew about the attacks while they were
     taking place. The Times can see that from messages you were posting. What
     else did you know?". Why did he say such a stupid and libelous thing?
     Simply because I forwarded the message sent to the ISN list by the
     attackers to ISN after it happened. For not knowing much about who this
     group is, it sure is funny to see him jump to conclusions and say with
     such certainty that I was involved.]
    Forwarded From: William Knowles <erehwonat_private>
    NEW YORK (September 18, 1998 11:31 p.m. EDT http://www.nandotimes.com)  -
    Areas of the New York Times Web site were still out of action Friday, five
    days after the newspaper battled hackers attacking the site and then
    pulled it offline for much of Sunday. 
    Online readers on Friday found they could still not gain access to New
    York Times Web page classifieds, archive, forums and search areas.  A
    company spokeswoman said around 95 percent of the site was back up after
    Sunday's nine-hour shutdown. 
    "We're doing the best that we can to get it back up," New York Times
    spokeswoman Nancy Nielsen said in an interview. "There's no point in
    getting it back up unless we're sure we're secure." 
    Nielsen said the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into Sunday's
    attack by a group calling itself "Hacking for Girlies." 
    The newspaper fought a two-hour struggle Sunday morning for control of the
    site before closing it down. 
    The hacker group, supporting a computer hacker imprisoned in Los Angeles
    since 1995, repeatedly inserted lewd pictures and text ridiculing two New
    York Times reporters, John Markoff and Matt Richtel. 
    Markoff wrote "TakeDown," a book detailing the search for Kevin Mitnick, a
    hacker who was convicted of computer-related fraud charges and whose
    imprisonment has become a cause in the hacker community. 
    "People haven't said such nasty things about me since the sixth grade,"
    Markoff said Friday. "I know very little about who this group is and
    whether they're more than one guy down in the basement." 
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