[ISN] Hackers Nuke Forum Site

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Date: Fri Feb 01 2002 - 02:42:07 PST

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    by Sarah Ferguson
    January 31st, 2002 
    The Electronic Disturbance Theater, RTMark, and Federation of Random
    Action are taking credit for crashing the Web site of the World
    Economic Forum on Thursday morning with a virtual sit-in.
    Late Thursday afternoon, the WEF site www.weforum.org appeared to
    still be offline, and e-mail messages sent to WEF officals were being
    bounced as "undeliverable." WEF officials were not immediately
    available for comment.
    The action, which was financed by RTmark, allowed online protesters to
    download a tool to flood the WEF server with requests for information.  
    "We pity the fools who blindly believe that corporate globalization
    and the worldwide imposition of neoliberal economic policies can
    withstand the mounting tide of grassroots resistance," wrote the
    computer pranksters in their call to action.
    This is the second year in a row that activists have apparently
    succeeded in infiltrating the WEF site. Last year, a group of hackers
    calling themselves "Virtual Monkeywrench" were able to obtain personal
    information on forum delegates, sometimes even cell phone and credit
    card numbers, from bigwigs like Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, and Yasser
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