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Anti-CNN hacker trophy

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Not fully recovered

On April 18, CNN.com was temporally unavailable in mainland China. CNN later confirmed that its website "was targeted by attempts to interrupt its news Web site, resulting in countermeasures that caused the service to be slow or unavailable to some users in limited areas of Asia."

Some Chinese hackers celebrated success by using a picture, allegedly was grabbed from the hacked CNN's website. (See it here. )

Today's The Beijing News ran an article doubting if this screen grab was really from the CNN website, or just another site with the misfortune to have the letters "cnn" in its URL. The website appears not yet fully recovered, but based on its URL "sports.si.cnn.com", it seems the argument is rather unnecessary: No mistake, it is part of CNN.com and it is screwed.


The hacked website

The top picture is screen grab that shows the current state of the website. The second image shows the hacked web page and the slogans left by the hackers, both in English and Chinese. This image is circulating on the Internet like a trophy of the hackers' success at "making CNN.com disappear from the earth."

There are currently 8 Comments for Anti-CNN hacker trophy.

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I think The Beijing News may be right. The correct URL isn't the one cited above, it's sportsillustrated.cnn.com. Last I checked, it was fine.

The URL given in the post appears to be content from The Sports Network hosted on cnn.com. A Google site search pulls up lots of pages; the first three are currently related to the hacking story - one "site down", a "fuck CNN" test page, and another text file that's more of a "I hacked this" tag. The main site, http://www.sportsnetwork.com/, is still down as of this writing.

More info on the sportsnetwork.com outage after a quick phone call to their offices.

Who cares about CNN? Look how one of their other respected journalists acts:
J-Walk in Central Park

There are ways to attack and re-route subdomains that actually attack ISPs rather than the site's server itself. That's most likely what we have here: an attack on the ISP.

And why isn't anyone being arrested over this?

Did I post the link for Richard Quest wrong?

Here is a post in sina. link

Anyone can confirm that few media in U.S mentioned CNN incident for balanced report?

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