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Nightwish targeted by hackers

Date: October 24, 2006

The web pages of Finnish metal group Nightwish were targeted by hackers on Friday, according to a statement posted on the group's website Saturday.

A hacker had succeeded in placing infected files on the site, thus contaminating the computers of some visitors to the page. The problem was detected and fixed on Saturday.

The extent of the damage or the nature of the virus is not yet known. Approximately 30,000 people visit the internet pages daily.
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