[ISN] Force isn't with StarWars site

From: mea culpa (jerichoat_private)
Date: Fri Jan 08 1999 - 17:15:14 PST

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    Force isn't with StarWars site 
    By Paul Festa
    January 8, 1999, 2:10 p.m. PT 
    URL: http://www.news.com/News/Item/0,4,30716,00.html 
    Is Darth Vader hacking Web sites?
    While the perpetrator remains unknown, Lucasfilm's StarWars Web site was
    the victim of its first hack today.
    The vandalism consisted of a list of names, presumably those of the
    hacker's friends, according to Lucasfilm.
    Entertainment Web sites have proved a popular target for hackers because
    of their potential for generating publicity, and hacking attempts on
    Starwars.com have been more than routine, a site administrator said.
    "We get maybe 20 or 30 hacking attempts per day," said Marc Hedlund,
    director of Internet development at Lucasfilm. "None has been successful
    before this."
    Hedlund said it was a "social hack," as opposed to a software-based
    attack. Social hacking refers to the penetration of networks through human
    error, such as the careless revealing of passwords.
    Hedlund declined to specify how the hackers got through. The graffiti came
    down a few hours after it appeared this morning, he said.
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