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Hackers to attack en masse, FBI warns

Web-site defacement contest may be Sunday. Computer hackers plan to deface thousands of Web sites worldwide Sunday as part of a nefarious game being coordinated over the Internet. The anonymous organizers of the “Defacers Challenge” claim on a Web site that the goal will be to deface 6,000 Web sites in six hours. Winners purportedly will get prizes such as Web-hosting space and Internet domain names. Organizers set up a Web site, defacers- challenge.com, which was shut down yesterday afternoon. Before it was removed, the site listed in broken English the rules for hackers who might participate. It cautioned that “deface its crime” — an apparent acknowledgment that vandalizing Internet pages is illegal. “The FBI is taking this very seriously,” FBI spokesman Bill Murray said. “Hacking is a crime, and those who participate in this activity will be investigated and brought to justice.” Full Story

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