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A compromise of the Web site that is a repository for tens of thousands of sensitive documents has led to questions about the purpose of the hack, and whether the identity of those who have leaked information may have been exposed.
A former member of the hacker gang Kryogeniks was sentenced to four
months in prison for his role in a 2008 stunt that replaced
Comcast’s homepage with a shout-out to other hackers. Read the full article. [Wired]
Three alleged members of the hacker gang Kryogeniks were hit with a
federal conspiracy charge for a 2008 stunt that replaced
Comcast’s homepage with a shout-out to other hackers. Prosecutors identified Christopher Allen Lewis, 19, and James Robert
Black Jr., 20, as the hackers “EBK” and “Defiant,” known for hijacking
Comcast’s domain name in May of last year — a prank that took down the
cable giant’s homepage and webmail service for more than five hours,
and allegedly cost the company over $128,000. Read the full article. [Wired] Read the Federal indictment.