Forwarded from: The Unknown Security Person... [With apologies to Murray Langston... ;) - WK] I think it is obvious that the RIAA has the resources to stop these defacements. Has anybody considered the possibility that maybe the RIAA wants their web site to be hacked repeatedly? They could use such events to help paint a more convincing, darker picture of their "enemies", and they could use these hacks as ammunition in court and before Congress to help justify stricter laws, more freedom for the RIAA to take offensive action themselves, etc. Also, the RIAA might get more sympathy from judges and lawmakers, and even some of the general public. When kids deface the RIAA web site and provide links to filesharing software, then that software is consequently going to be associated with criminal activity and criminals. Regards, USP http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/28817.html By Drew Cullen Posted: 11/01/2003 at 22:06 GMT Reader reports are flooding in that the RIAA.org has been defaced - again. At time of writing, the site appears to be down, And several readers have been kind enough to include screen grabs, showing that the front page today carried the following message. RIAA - 0wn3d by.... ;p oooh riaa want's to hack Filesharing Users / Servers ? - better lern to secure your own server... Sorry Admin - had to deactivate ur accounts - they'll be reactivated after 2 hours greetz : Rage_X, BRAiNBUG, SyzL0rd, BSJ, PsychoD + all the others who want to stay anonymous :] wanna contact ? mailto:h4x0r0815at_private Underneath the greets, there is a list of RIAA 'recommended' file-sharing tools, such as KaZaA and eDonkey. Downloads from these sites are 'sponsored by www.riaa.org'. The RIAA site has been hacked four times in recent months. Surely, they should have figured out how to put a stop to this by now? - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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