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Old 06 May 2002, 03:49   #5
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Originally posted by Akira
I wonder what's so fun about pulling this kind of shit. They should be putting their talents to work on useful stuff. Why dont they hack a page likeMicrosoft's? because they can't.
Mainly it's the thrill of the challenge and because they can. If you wanted to climb to the top of K2 or Everest why not. In some ways these hackers help to point out security flaws that either the web site operator and/or their host needs to fix.

It would be better if these groups would just notify the operator of this hole and give them a chance to plug it but it's their few minutes of fame

As for M$, not sure if anyone has ever tried, would be fun but they have so many backup servers so it would be taken down probably within seconds of the hack.
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