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Slashdot Database Compromised by 'White Hat' Hackers

Sep 29, 2000, 03:15 (6 Talkback[s])

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Visitors to Slashdot this evening were greeted by a story announcing that the popular site's database had been compromised by 'hackers from the Netherlands,' who had secured the exploit and e-mailed Slashdot administrators informing them of the compromise.

The story, posted under site founder Rob 'Cmdr Taco' Malda's name, read:

from the w00h00-departement dept.
Today the the Slashdot database was compromised by 2 hackers from the Netherlands. !(Nohican && {}) They secured the hole and send an email to the admins, they even should be reading it now.

Slashdot Database Compromised

A Slashdot editor acknowledged the compromise in a terse addendum to the story:

"We know about it, blah-blah-blah. Don't email us. I think it's safe to say that whatever happened, you'll hear the full details soon enough. Thanks."

The Slashdot story containing the announcement

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