October 25, 2001

Hack breaks security site's back

Author: JT Smith

Wired News: "A security news website closed down Wednesday after its owner decided it wasn't worth fighting a malicious hacker who defaced the
site the day before.

The message bore the name of Kim Schmitz, a well-known hacker. But many in the hacker community doubt he was responsible, and
Schmitz has reportedly said he didn't do it.

The episode began Tuesday when the homepage of SecurityNewsPortal (SNP) was replaced with a message criticizing the site for being
a "scenewhore" that makes money off reporting security news."


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