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Stem Bolt
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NBC websites hacked

»www.deadline.com/2012/11/nbc-web···n-leno/#

quote:
NBC‘s website was hacked this morning by someone going by the name “pyknic.” A spokesperson for NBC told Deadline they were checking into what had happened. Initially it looked like only Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno portals were affected but the damage appears to have spread to other parts of the site including the main NBC page and directory of shows.


siljaline
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NBC sites defaced by a totally unoriginal hacker

quote:
Several NBC websites were briefly hacked today by a hacker trying to make a very original Guy Fawkes Day reference. (But really, you know they just saw V for Vendetta way too many times.)

Affected sites included NBC’s Saturday Night Live page, mobile main page, and its main show section. In addition to the Guy Fawkes message (full text below), the hacker also embedded annoying music and a reference to user information and passwords being leaked.

The sites were also marked with a message saying they were “Hacked by pyknic.” It’s also worth noting that the hacker collective Anonymous is also fond of Guy Fawkes day references — but so far the group hasn’t claimed responsibility for the hack.
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Cudni
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reply to Stem Bolt

and some more
PayPal, Symantec hacked as Anonymous begins November 5 hacking spree
»www.zdnet.com/paypal-symantec-ha···0006876/

Cudni
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StuartMW
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reply to Stem Bolt

Ironic since many American's don't know about Guy Fawkes Day.
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Cudni
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said by StuartMW:

Ironic since many American's don't know about Guy Fawkes Day.

Damn, now they can claim they are being educational

Cudni
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StuartMW
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They should just say "watch V for Vendetta". Of course V had a much better way of blowing up the House of Lords
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goalieskates
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reply to Stem Bolt

Um ... shouldn't NBC sites be pretty invulnerable to attack, given their relationship with Microsoft?

When an entity that big with pockets that deep is hacked, you know there's a story there somewhere.



darcilicious
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reply to Cudni

said by Cudni:

and some more
PayPal, Symantec hacked as Anonymous begins November 5 hacking spree
»www.zdnet.com/paypal-symantec-ha···0006876/

Cudni

The report re: PayPal was a mistake.
quote:
"It appears that the exploit was not directed at PayPal after all, it was directed at a company called ZPanel. The original story that started this and was retweeted by some of the Anonymous Twitter handles has now been updated."
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Blackbird
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said by darcilicious:

... The report re: PayPal was a mistake.

quote:
"It appears that the exploit was not directed at PayPal after all, it was directed at a company called ZPanel. ...

Hey... it was an easy mistake for someone to make. After all, both names contain 6 letters, and some of the letters in both PayPal and ZPanel are the same.
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sivran
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reply to Cudni

And here I thought they'd be hacking facebook...



NetFixer
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reply to goalieskates

said by goalieskates:

Um ... shouldn't NBC sites be pretty invulnerable to attack, given their relationship with Microsoft?

Microsoft and NBC end 16-year MSNBC partnership - Jul. 16, 2012

NBC is of course owned by Comcast, but Comcast has also been pwned more than once.

said by goalieskates:

When an entity that big with pockets that deep is hacked, you know there's a story there somewhere.

Entities that big are hacked because they are that big. Who (other than perhaps you), would care if someone hacked your Flickr page?
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