REAL HACKERS VANDALIZE WEB SITE
By Yardena Arar
Daily News Staff Writer
[Photo of altered WWW picture with caption: "A World Wide Web site
for the movie 'Hackers' was not viewed kindly by some real-life
hackers who defaced the promotion."]
....[repeat stuff and glorification of those with bucks invested
generally deleted for brevity according to intense editorial
biases -mdm em]
UA parent Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer learned of the cyberspace vandalism
when a reporter called to inquire about some strange graphics and
startling text on the month-old page teasing the film, due for
release Sept. 15.
A picture of the film's co-stars had been defaced with computer
Much of the copy had been changed. For example, the line "This
is going to be an entertaining, fun promotional site for a movie"
was replaced by "This is going to be a lame, cheesy promotional site
for a movie."
"Click here for a video preview of 'Hackers'" had been replaced
by "Click here for a Big Waste of Bandwidth." And next to the credit
"Created by Digital Planet," was the claim "Hacked by ILF" --
followed by "Go see 'The Net' instead of this dog."
Also included were links to web sites for Defcon, the recently
concluded hacker convention in Las Vegas, and other hacker
The "Hackers" page is located at
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Hah. You fools installed Gatekeeper, thinking it would protect you
from the more evil denizens of cyberspace. But no. We, The
Praetorians, have been forced to prove our worth to the lesser
mortals at MGM/UA.
FidoNews 12-33 Page: 8 14 Aug 1995
They ignored our screenplay for the movie 'Praetorians', choosing
instead to call it 'Hackers' and base it upon some adolescent
compulsive masturbators who hold not one-tenth of our supreme skills
in their puny hands. Regrettably I was forced to fake my death at
the hands of Sandra Bullock, but now I have wreaked revenge upon
those who doubted my technique (which, incidentally, is very good)
as an independant contractor for the Internet Liberation Front
(ILF). While they offer no medical or dental insurance schemes,
they supply me with the neccessary ub3rt00lz to bust root on your
puny boxes. GreatCircle, I urinate upon your firewall. Sidewinder,
I defecate in your general direction.
Oh, to the point. To prove to the movie-going chimps that my
technique is supremely advanced, I have taken cybercontrol of
MGM/UA's so called 'home-page' for the 'movie' (and I use the term
loosely) HACKERS, a cinematic abortion riding the wave of
cyberriffic techno-thriller uber-gen-x flicks.
Point your puny webtools in this direction for confirmation of my k-rad
ubertechnique(tm). Beware, this is only the beginning...
Jack Devlin, ex-Praetorian, current ILF contractor.
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