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Journalist perpetrates online terror hoax

Editor’s note: An online story yesterday by Computerworld reporting on terrorist claims of responsibility for having authored the Slammer worm was based on a hoax. The security reporter who wrote the story, Dan Verton, explains in this first-person account how he and others were misled by a U.S. journalist who pretended to be someone named “Abdul Mujahid.” The original story has been removed from Computerworld’s Web site. Full Story

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