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Crackers sabotage Defacers' Challenge

Score table site hit by DoS attack as security specialists are accused of hyping the event. This weekend’s heavily hyped Defacers’ Challenge turned into a damp squib, but it has caused ructions in the industry with claims that security specialists talked-up the event. Although it is not yet evident how much damage has been caused by a weekend of predicted web page vandalism, even hackers appear to be split in their opinion of the competition. The challenge suffered a setback over the weekend as an unidentified vigilante group attacked the website that was to be used to tally the vandals’ scores. A message appeared on Defacers-Challenge.com revealing that independent defacement directory site Zone-H.org had been knocked offline by a sustained denial of service attack. Although it was not involved directly in the competition, the Zone-H site was still unavailable this morning. But the organisers of the competition remained unfazed and simply published a new defacement mirror based on Zone-H technology, and extended the competition end time from 3.00pm Sunday to midnight Sunday. Full Story

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