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Web hacking contest claims 'no big names'

Computer hackers vying in a global contest on Sunday defaced a slew of Web sites, but the damage was confined to the Internet’s backwater of small, unsecured sites, security officials said. The “Defacer’s Challenge” got off to a quick start on Sunday with 300 attacks reported minutes after the 0600 GMT official start, said Roberto Preatoni, founder of Estonia-based Zone-H.org, a site that tracks hack attacks. “There were no big names,” he said. But he added his own site, www.zone-h.org, was knocked offline for much of the day because of a high volume of legitimate visitors and apparent attempts by hackers to bog down his computer servers. Full Story

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