Hackers fowl up 'Lost World' site
May 28, 1997
Web posted at: 2:57 a.m. EDT (0257 GMT)
ATLANTA (CNN) -- They're quacked.
The dinosaurs of "The Lost World" were no match for hackers
who broke into their Web site (www.lost-world.com) and with a
stroke of a key changed the film's name to "The Duck World:
An anonymous phone call early Wednesday morning tipped CNN
Interactive to the break-in of the Universal Pictures World
Wide Web site promoting the film.
Gone was the ferocious dinosaur seen on "The Lost World"
logos. In its place was a genial duck and the banner "The
Duck World." The page was signed "Hackers." The rest of the
web site was apparently untouched.
Internet break-ins have become an increasing concern for U.S.
defense and intelligence agencies.
Last December, a hacker pulled a prank on the U.S. Air Force,
sneaking onto its Web site and replacing a page of aviation
statistics with a pornographic picture.
In September, CNN Interactive received an anonymous call
saying Swedish hackers had taken over the Central
Intelligence Agency, renaming it the "Central Stupidity
And in August, hackers broke into the Justice Department's
Web site, adding swastikas, obscenities and a picture of
Adolf Hitler to the page. Justice officials quickly pulled
the plug on the vandalized page and assured that the hackers
did not gain access to criminal files.
Related site: Note: Pages will open in a new browser window
External sites are not endorsed by CNN Interactive.
© 1997 Cable News Network, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.