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Anti-US hackers deface Australian govt site

An Australian government website has been revealed as another victim of Sunday night’s web defacement spree by hacker group The Ghost Boys, which was hijacked to show anti-US messages. The site, administered by the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA), was modified to read “DEFACED BY The Ghost Boys UssA sux! Boycott its products! NATO sux! greetz to DkD(|| admin: security is futile and you will be owned!.” Under normal circumstances, the Culture and Recreation website acts as a portal linking information and services for a range of arts and cultural organizations and boasts search facilities for more than 2,500 Australian sites. Canberran ISP WebOne hosts the victim site, and is investigating how it came to be hijacked. A government spokesman confirmed the attack took place, but refused to speculate further. Full Story

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