[ISN] [defaced-commentary] Secureroot Computer Security Resource Defaced

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Date: Thu Dec 27 2001 - 23:07:06 PST

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    Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 12:06:03 -0500 (EST)
    From: security curmudgeon <jerichoat_private>
    To: defaced-commentaryat_private
    Subject: [defaced-commentary] Secureroot Computer Security Resource Defaced
    Secureroot (http://secureroot.com/) was defaced on December 26. According
    to the defacement, "r00t-access crew" had compromised the system roughly
    six months ago, and had gone unnoticed. Secureroot is part of the "m4d"
    network which also includes Medialeech (medialeech.com) and m4d (m4d.com). 
    Secureroot is one of many About Network portal sites.  At the time of this
    commentary, m4d.com is still defaced. The defacer(s) included this message
    which may indicate why they just now changed the front page: "btw- your
    site was cool until you stoppedupdatingit." 
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    Mirror: http://www.safemode.org/mirror/2001/12/26/www.secureroot.com/
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