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Net survives mass-defacement contest

The Internet is still up and running thanks to the diligence of government agencies like FedCIRC and commercial fearmongers like mi2g (which will let you read the free FedCIRC advisory on their Web site for a mere £29.38), who warned us about a massive defacement contest scheduled for this weekend past. Or thanks to the fact that the defacement hackathon was a hoax from the beginning, which it almost certainly was. But the interesting question is, whose hoax was it? The first likely suspect is an outfit called Zone-H.org, which archives defaced pages since those RevCo lads at Attrition.org tired of the drudgery and moved on. Zone-H said they were pretty skeptical of the whole affair, and doubted anything would happen, but made reference to shutting down their site for safe keeping in a lengthy, irrational statement to the media. Full Story

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