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Hackers deface numerous NASA web servers on day of Space Shuttle Disaster

On a day of national tragedy, with the folks at NASA in grief at the lost of the space shuttle Columbia and the seven astronauts onboard, a hacking group known as Trippin Smurfs decided to defaced a number of NASA web servers with a rant about Iraq...

- http://maggiore.jpl.nasa.gov
- http://arezzo.jpl.nasa.gov
- http://palermo.jpl.nasa.gov
- http://pisa.jpl.nasa.gov
- http://roma.jpl.nasa.gov
- http://sondrio.jpl.nasa.gov
- http://borgo.jpl.nasa.gov
- http://como.jpl.nasa.gov
- http://urbino.jpl.nasa.gov

Suffice to say that their timing was in extremely poor taste and will probably result in NASA's JPL security dudes putting in some overtime to catch the Trippin Smurfs. Given the tragedy that unfolded today over the skies of Texas, I don't think there is a court in the land that would have much sympathy for the hackers when sentencing. Tip of the hat and thanks to our friends who wrote to us about this poorly timed multiple web site defacement.

Source: www.securitynewsportal.com

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