[ISN] Going once, going twice... HACKED!

From: mea culpa (jerichoat_private)
Date: Fri Mar 19 1999 - 12:19:36 PST

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    Going once, going twice... HACKED!
    By Adam L. Penenberg
    eBay, the hot one-to-one auction site, was hacked on Saturday by a 22-year
    old college student who goes by the handle MagicFX. But the story doesn't
    end there. The hacker maintains access to the site and can return at will.
    He has 'root' access to eBay's computers, the same kind the legitimate
    administrators enjoy. This means he could change prices or place fake ads,
    divert traffic to other sites or even take down the entire network.
    This was starkly illustrated to this reporter on Wednesday night, when the
    hacker, to prove his point, took down eBay's home page for two minutes and
    replaced it with the message:
    "by MagicFX
    "That you can't always trust people - not even huge companies. (who woulda
    known that?)
    "It's 9:30 PM do you know who has your credit card information?" 
    (Check out the rest at http://www.forbes.com/tool/html/99/mar/0319/side1.htm)
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