Re: [bellanet-l] WIPO: Closes Web Site After Hacker Alters Content

From "Me Uh, K." <>
Date Sat, 22 Jan 2000 11:25:25 -0800 (PST)

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Has anyone seen a mirror of this hack, or know if one
exists?  The usual spots (2600 and attrition) don't
have it.

-mia k.

---, wrote:
> "The World Intellectual Property Organization
> (WIPO), a UN agency, was
> forced to shut down part of its Web site yesterday
> after it was hacked into
> by a computer vandal. Instead of showing a
> collection of laws for electronic
> access, a link on the WIPO Web site displayed lyrics
> from a song by rock
> star Bruce Springsteen under the caption    
> "Children of the Darkstar."
> WIPO Assistant Director-General Geoffrey Yu said the
> organization will
> probably keep the site closed for a few days. "With
> more and more users
> visiting the site, we have been wondering when
> someone would play a trick on
> us," he said.  Yu said he had no idea who might have
> hacked into the site,
> but said WIPO's technical department believed it was
> "one of the
> better-known hackers." (BBC Online, 20 Jan)."
> (Source: UN Wire)

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