[ISN] [defaced-commentary] Cryptome.org Defaced

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Date: Wed Feb 26 2003 - 22:56:15 PST

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    Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 11:19:09 -0500 (EST)
    From: security curmudgeon <jerichoat_private>
    To: defaced-commentaryat_private
    Subject: [defaced-commentary] Cryptome.org Defaced
    John Young's cryptome.org site is currently defaced. Defacement reads:
    hacked by bighawk of hackweiser (bighawkat_private)
    www.cryptome.org's http logs
    cryptome.org's mail
    The http logs link to what appear to be legitimate cryptome.org web logs
    and you should be able to see your own IP if you load it. The mail that is
    linked to appears to be a virus/worm mail and not much more.
    According to kryptology.org:
    I have nothing to do with the defacement of cryptome.org.
    My nick and email were probably used in an attempt to bring me in
    Given Cryptome's history of providing an incredible resource of
    information and standing up to incredible pressure to remove content, it
    is sad to see soemone deface this site in such a way. Curently, none of
    the previous pages load making it appear as if the site has been mostly
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