Hacked CIA web site due back soon
September 23, 1996
Web posted at: 11:45 a.m. EDT
LANGLEY, Virginia (CNN) -- The Central Intelligence Agency's
Web home page, vandalized by hackers last week, should be
back on-line in a few days, a CIA spokesman said Monday.
The hacked page, created by a person or group calling
themselves "Power Through Resistance," appeared last Thursday
and was taken down by the CIA a few hours later. It
included obscenities and several links to various Internet
sites, including Playboy, Hackerz.org, Flashback Magazine and
protocols from The Swedish Hackers Association.
The CIA site does not contain classified material but carries
press releases, speeches and other publicly available data,
including the CIA's World Fact Book, containing reference
material on every country in the world.
The title of the vandalized site was changed from Central
Intelligence Agency to "Central Stupidity Agency." Beneath
that were the words: "Stop Lying Bo Skarinder !!!"
Skarinder is the Swedish prosecutor in a case against five
computer hackers that opened last week.
Before the CIA removed the altered version of its home page,
numerous copies were made and placed elsewhere on the Web.
Sites where these copies can be viewed include:
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