[ISN] [defaced-commentary] INRA: Hackers bombard US sites, pasting anti-war messages

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    Subject: [defaced-commentary] INRA: Hackers bombard US sites, pasting anti-war messages 
    Hackers bombard US sites, pasting anti-war messages
    New Delhi, March 29, IRNA -- As Baghdad continues to be pounded by US
    forces, the cyber war too has intensified with more and more hacker
    groups defacing websites and pasting anti-war messages, local press
    reported on Saturday.
    On Friday alone, a record number of over 2,000 sites were vandalized
    by little-known hacker groups, taking the total number of sites coming
    under digital attack to around 30,000 ever since the war began.
    Aljazeera.net, the online version of the Arabic news channel which has
    been beaming the devastation in Iraq, has come under a `patriotic'
    attack obviously by an American hacker who identified himself as
    `Patriot, Freedom Cyber Force Militia'.
    Though the site managed to put up its original within a short time,
    the patriot had indeed left his mark supporting the US-led war.
    Another hacker group `gl0b4l', on Friday attacked more than 2,000
    sites and pasted a rather interesting massage. "Don't get me wrong. I
    am not against the US, I am against war. Innocent soldiers and
    innocent people are going to die. Long Live US, In Peace, In One
    The hacker apparently brought down a server and all the sites hosted
    on it. However, he did not appear to have damaged any data on the
    The other hacker groups active today were TechTeam (whose message was
    `Stop war...only innocent people die'), Ironic Boys (`We want peace.
    No war USA sux), NHC, USG, Renjana and dum.my and tum.my. The
    well-known defacement mirror site, zone-h.org, had posted all the
    defaced sites on seven pages. Generally, the defacement list does not
    go beyond two or three pages, even when hackers are most active.
    IND/AH End
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