RIAA defaced -again!

By Derek Sooman on January 13, 2003, 4:33 AM
Now if my workplace was ever hacked, you can bet your bottom dollar that I would be finding out exactly how it was done, and then patching and fixing accordingly. Making a security mistake once is kind of understandable. Making it twice is foolish. Making it three times or more is quite simply downright idiotic.

What's also pretty idiotic is taking on the computing black hats. You challenge P2P file sharing, IRC and so forth and you take on some hard case genetically engineered mega-geeks who can do some pretty nasty things to your web sites....

And that's exactly what's happened again: "Reader reports are flooding in that the RIAA.org has been defaced - again. Underneath the greets, there is a list of RIAA 'recommended' file-sharing tools, such as KaZaA and eDonkey. Downloads from these sites are 'sponsored by RIAA'." ;)

Methinks that this is not the last of it, not by a long shot.

More here and here.

Interestingly enough, Slashdot.org have just posted a discussion here on MP3newswire.net's annual losers and winners list in digital media. No surprise here that Kazaa comes first and the RIAA come last. More here and here.

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