Re: Subject: George W. Bush the Red?

From "Me Uh, K." <pram512@yahoo.com>
Date Wed, 20 Oct 1999 14:45:10 -0700 (PDT)


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Excellent - thanks.  
(if the reports say the site was defaced Tues, and the
date on the screenshot is the 18th, does that mean the
site was defaced for a whole day before someone took
the 30 seconds to fix it?)

--- rdom@thing.net wrote:
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> 
> here you go:
>
http://www.attrition.org/mirror/attrition/1999/10/19/www.georgewbush.com/screenshot.jpg
> 
> Me Uh, K. wrote:
> 
> > [: hacktivism :]
> >
> > I've seen several mentions of screen shots
> captured
> > from the cracked site - has anyone seen them
> posted
> > anywhere?
> >
> > -mia k (who likes politician's web pages,
> especially
> > when they're cracked)
> >
> > --- rdom@thing.net wrote:
> > > [: hacktivism :]
> > >
> > >
> > > George W. Bush the Red
> > > by Declan McCullagh
> > >
> > > 12:55 p.m. 19.Oct.99.PDT
> > > Intruders apparently defaced the official
> campaign
> > > site of Republican
> > > presidential candidate George W. Bush
> > > early Tuesday, replacing a photo of the Texas
> > > governor with a bright red
> > >
> > > hammer and sickle.
> > >
> > > Visitors said the modified Web site, which
> quoted
> > > socialist literature
> > > and
> > > linked to the International
> > > Communist League, was visible around 9:15 a.m.
> EDT.
> > >
> > > Campaign officials spent the morning trying to
> > > puzzle out exactly what
> > > happened, a task made more difficult
> > > by the fact that the Web server automatically
> copied
> > > over the hacked
> > > page
> > > with the original one.
> > >
> > > "We're trying to find out whether we had a
> visitor.
> > > Indications are that
> > >
> > > we had a visitor," said Greg Sedberry,
> > > georgewbush.com webmaster.
> > >
> > > This isn't the first time a presidential
> contender
> > > has been embarrassed.
> > >
> > > Vice President Al Gore's campaign site
> > > was hacked on 10 April. "Gore was broken into in
> > > April. That's the only
> > > one I know of in the 2000 race," said
> > > B.K. DeLong, curator of the defacement archive
> at
> > > attrition.org.
> > >
> > > On Monday, the campaign introduced a newly
> designed
> > > Web site, switching
> > > from a single Unix server to
> > > multiple computers running Windows NT and
> > > Microsoft's Web server.
> > >
> > > "I inherited that Unix box when I came on board
> [in
> > > July]," Sedberry
> > > said.
> > > "I took that box and said we need a
> > > more robust setup. It was developed from
> scratch,
> > > and that's where the
> > > problems can arise."
> > >
> > > The campaign's NT machines are co-located at
> > > Austin-based Illuminati
> > > Online, which says it hosts 2,000
> > > customer Web sites.
> > >
> > > "The George W. Bush machines are not under our
> > > control. They maintain
> > > everything on those machines," said
> > > an Illuminati Online engineer.
> > >
> > > Jeremy Pinnix, webmaster of Nashville-based
> Anderson
> > > Thomas Design, said
> > >
> > > he noticed the hacked site early
> > > Tuesday.
> > >
> > > "I called them [the campaign] right away. They
> asked
> > > me to do a screen
> > > capture and to email it to them. I
> > > haven't heard back, but when I refreshed, it had
> > > been fixed," he said.
> > >
> > > "Our first battle plan is to figure out exactly
> what
> > > happened," said
> > > campaign spokeswoman Mindy Tucker.
> > > "This is obviously a problem that anyone who has
> a
> > > Web site faces."
> > >
> > > Sedberry said the NT machines are load-balanced,
> and
> > > the master Web
> > > server
> > > copies files every few minutes
> > > to the duplicate ones.
> > >
> > > "We're going through the whole system saying,
> 'Are
> > > we sure we locked
> > > that
> > > down?'" said campaign
> > > webmaster Sedberry. "We're finishing it up,
> > > double-checking,
> > > triple-checking. And we'll see."
> > >
> > > According to a screen snapshot, the hacked site
> > > quoted the International
> > >
> > > Communist League's belief that "we
> > > must take the Marxist doctrine of proletarian
> > > revolution out of the
> > > realm
> > > of theory and give it reality."
> > >
> > >
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