[ISN] Rootshell.com Hacked

From: mea culpa (jerichot_private)
Date: Wed Oct 28 1998 - 15:39:20 PST

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    Hacking site gets hacked
    By Paul Festa
    Staff Writer, CNET News.com
    October 28, 1998, 11:30 a.m. PT
    Hacking and security news and information site Rootshell.com was the
    subject of its own coverage today after suffering an early morning hack. 
    The hack, preserved here, occurred this morning at 5:12 a.m. PT, according
    to Rootshell.  Administrators took the site down after discovering the
    attack at 6 a.m. PT. The site was restored two hours later. 
    "Steps have been taken to prevent re-entry, and full details are now being
    turned over to law enforcement for what we hope will turn into arrests,"
    Rootshell administrator Kit Knox said this morning in a statement. 
    Knox later said that the matter had been turned over to the FBI. 
    The attacker replaced the Rootshell.com front page with a rambling screed
    peppered with profanity as well as references to groups and luminaries in
    the hacking world, including imprisoned hacker and perennial cause cèlébre
    Kevin Mitnick. 
    The attacker also threatened to hit another hacking news site, AntiOnline. 
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