[ISN] FC: Online "vigilantes" accidentally deface WTC victim's website

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    Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 17:39:05 -0400
    From: Declan McCullagh <declanat_private>
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    Subject: FC: Online "vigilantes" accidentally deface WTC victim's website
    [I do hope this -- and incidents in the past like the defacement of 
    amnesty.org -- will make folks realize that such "hackers" hardly live up 
    to the proud history of that word. These malcontents are nothing but 
    talentless graffiti sprayers, online vandals who exploit known security 
    holes and do little, if any, research on their own. --Declan]
    Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 17:12:52 -0400
    To: declanat_private
    From: Brian McWilliams <brian@pc-radio.com>
    Subject: Hacking Vigilantes Deface WTC Victim's Site
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    Hi Declan,
    FYI, looks like a member of the "The Dispatchers," a coalition of Web
    site defacers, accidently "retaliated" Sunday for the terrorist
    attacks by defacing a site operated by Aon Corporation, a company with
    over 1,000 employees in the WTC, 200 of which are not yet accounted
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