Hacker Defaces Al-Jazeera Web Site
The hacker calls himself Patriot and claims to be a member of a group known as the Freedom Cyber Force Militia.A pro-American hacker on Thursday defaced the Web site of the Al-Jazeera satellite news channel. The incident caps off a tumultuous week for the channel, one in which its site was the target of a denial-of-service of attack and has been largely unavailable for hours at a time. The defacement was done by a hacker calling himself Patriot and claiming to be a member of a group known as the Freedom Cyber Force Militia. The defacement showed a large map of the United States covered in the American flag and said, "Let freedom ring God Bless our troops!" The defacement was recorded by the staff at Zone-H.org and is available here.
Since Monday, Al-Jazeeras Web sites have been the target of quite a bit of malicious activity. An apparent DoS attack took down the channels new English-language Web site Tuesday and later swamped the Arabic site as well. The English site was just brought online Monday in order to provide coverage of the war on Iraq.
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