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'Stinky' Site Shut Down by E-Mail Attacks

A Web site that pooh-poohs European allies who are against the potential U.S. war on Iraq shut down last week after an apparent hacking by its critics, according to the site’s creator. Francestinks.com and Germanystinks.com pages were inundated with so many e-mails that the server had to be shut down for a day, said the site’s creator, who goes by the pseudonym “Yankee Doodle.” The attacks started on Friday, just hours after “Doodle” received a 5 a.m. phone call from a man who said he was calling from Germany and was going to “show you what happens when you post a nationalist site like this on the Internet,” he said. The site was hacked again on Monday. In both instances, e-mail traffic “suddenly surged to hundreds of these insult messages per hour,” said Doodle. The site was taken offline by the Web host, revived and then hacked again. While Doodle doesn’t know if the caller was the perpetrator, he believes someone used an automated program to attack his site. He reported the incident to the FBI. Full Story

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